From baptism through First Communion and confirmation, religious events are important rites of passage for many families. Hallmark offers a wide range of Christian gifts and religious greeting cards to honor and celebrate these important faith milestones in a child's life. For many Christian denominations, the first holy sacrament administered in a child's life is baptism, or christening, as a baby. Many parents also choose godparents, or sponsors, for their baby's baptism, who provide spiritual guidance to the child as they grow. Whether you're looking for a baptism gift for the baby, like a cuddly stuffed animal or a Christian book for kids, or a keepsake gift for the family like a picture frame, blanket or figurine, you'll find an appropriate christening gift at Hallmark. You can add a sweet religious-themed baptism card as well.
For Roman Catholics in particular, the next major sacrament is First Holy Communion, which is typically celebrated when a Catholic child is around second grade. First Communion often includes a large family gathering and party to celebrate. In addition to First Communion greeting cards with money or gift cards, common First Communion gift ideas for the first communicant include picture frames, prayer crosses or rosaries. Next, confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant created during baptism. In most Christian religions, people receive full membership in their church upon confirmation, and the ceremony is often held during adolescence. Some faiths, such as Baptist, administer the sacrament only to converts from other religions. Again, confirmation often includes a family celebration with confirmation cards and confirmation gifts such as frames, jewelry or other keepsakes bestowed on the confirmand.
In addition to these milestones, Hallmark offers a full range of religious greeting cards and Christian gifts for all the people in your life, full of inspirational and faith-based messages that provide reminders of God's love. Prayer boxes, figurines and rustic wood signs all provide opportunities for reflection on faith.
Because there are many diverse faiths and beliefs around the world, Hallmark is proud to offer greeting cards and gifts for Jewish holidays like Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah, and rites of passage like bar mitzvah, as well as cards for the Hindu festival of Diwali.