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Friday, 22 August 2014

How The Christening Gown Came To Be
by: SarahMcGallan
 

Until the seventeenth century, young babies were carried to the font in a "bearing cloth"; a large square piece of silk, edged with trimmings of gold lace and braid and wrapped tightly in swaddling clothes.

The Christening robe, as we know it today, evolved in the mid-eighteenth century when babies were freed of swaddling at an earlier age. In white silk, the earliest surviving examples have a front opening which was either fastened with ribbon ties or left open to show a petticoat beneath. The decorative curving lines of braid are similar to those applied to women's gowns of the period.

Made in the same style as every day eighteenth century boys and girls, the first Christening robes wore worn by both boys and girls. Boys and girls wore "slip" dresses; these dresses had a very long flowing skirt which fell from a short bodice and a low neck and short sleeves. Other items such as bonnets and bootees could be made to go with the robe. A number of exquisite Christening sets survived from the seventeenth and eighteenth century, these included bibs, mittens, pincushion covers, head bands and handkerchiefs in embroidered linen.

Victorian babies were dressed in gowns which were beautifully decorated with Ayrshire work. Ayrshire is an exquisite form of white-on-white embroidery that originated in the Scottish Lowlands.

An old Scottish custom was to pin a piece of shortbread to the Christening robe and was to be worn for the duration of the ceremony. Afterwards, if an unmarried girl ate the shortbread, she was sure to dream of her future husband that very night. It was also deemed necessary that the baby sleep in its Christening robe for the first night after the baptism in order to bring good luck and good health in the future.

An ageless tradition

The same fashion has remained popular for Christenings ever since. This is partly due to the tradition of handling Christening robes down from one generation to the next, so that dozens of babies may wear the same gown over many years.

If your family has no tradition of an antique gown, you can begin this tradition for future generations with a gown from our range of traditionally made gowns, composed of fine natural pure silk and embellished with exquisite embroidery and tucking.

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

What's the Difference Between a Christening and a Baby Dedication?

What's the difference between a Christening and a baby dedication? If you've ever been invited to such an event you will understand that it can be easy to confuse what is actually meant by the different rituals and traditions around naming and baptizing a baby.

A Christening involves baptism, the first of a number of sacraments in life within the Roman Catholic tradition. Baptism is a part of many Christian denominations, including Lutheran, Presbyterian and Methodist. Baptism is a water purification
ceremony, so at Christenings you will see a small amount of holy water from the baptismal font, poured by the priest or minister over the infant's head. During a christening the child enters the Christian faith and his or her parents
and possible godparents, vow to raise the child in the faith they have chosen.

A baby dedication on the other hand is a ceremony where the child's parents dedicate their child to God. They may make a statement showing they intend to raise the child according to a particular faith or denomination - however there may not be any form of baptism as part of the service.

Historically speaking even a Christening and Baptism were once two different things. A Christening referred to the child being given a Christian name while a baptism was usually held for older children or adults and involved fully submersing the body in water. Today both terms are used interchangeably and of course variations exist across different faiths. To avoid any confusion, if you are attending a ceremony and are preparing gifts or a card, use the term used by the parents.

Christening outfits for children, which can also be appropriate for baby dedications, are usually white, symbolizing purity and innocence. Christening and baby dedication outfits come in a variety of styles and fabrics
, with pricing options ranging from the budget-conscious to bridal quality. Traditionally the infant, regardless of gender, is dressed in a gown style garment, or christening dress, which can be changed after the ceremony for something more practical. Christening dress fabrics may range from cotton and linen to organza and bridal quality satin and may feature embroidery, pleats and smocking. The Christening outfit may also include a Christening blanket and blankets make popular gifts too.

Styles for a Christening dress can be modern or traditional. Important considerations include that whatever the style, the fabric used is a breathable natural fibre and is comfortable for the baby. Depending on the weather, a Christening dress may feature short sleeves or a jacket and bonnet for cooler temperatures.

Whether it's a Christening or a baby dedication, the event is certainly a special one in any family. It is a way for all involved in the child's life to welcome them into their community and to reinforce the extended family's commitment to upholding the spiritual values that are important to them. A beautiful Christening dress will add to the joy of this memorable occasion.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Helpful Advice on Planning a Baptism Party

By Sarah L Mitchell

Planning a baptism celebration can be stressful, but keeping it as straightforward as possible will help alleviate stress for you and for the one being baptized.

A baptism is a huge part of a person’s life. Whether it is a baby, a small child’s baptism or an adult reborn into the Christian community, it is important to make this special day one to remember for the people participating in it. Baptism parties are parties designed to take place after the baptism has occurred. This is where families and church groups will gather to socialize. It is good to have a plan already written down and figured out in detail before the actual event. This planning will alleviate any stress during the celebration time, and allow the host or hostess to enjoy the baptism.

Do you know how many people are attending, and how many kids will be accompanying them? What kind of church is it? These questions will help you to decide on certain things the baptism party will need to succeed. You will need a place big enough to accommodate the number of people coming and the amount of
baptism favors and food you plan to bring. Overshooting or undershooting could either be a disaster or just waste too much money.

Many baptism parties are themed to fit not only the younger children present, but also the adult audience as well. Themes like crosses or teddy bears are good to start with when thinking of baptism favors and décor, like tablecloths, plates, and napkins. Simple things like these can be found at local party stores, or you can find them at several retailers online.

Make sure that the event has enough entertainment for everyone. It is good to section off areas where you can assign people to them. These posts will ensure that the baptism party will run smoothly and orderly and there is no confusion. Making sure everything is running on time is important too. If you are on a tight schedule, you need to pick events and things that will take up a short amount of time. Have a specific event, such as a game or prayer, before leaving the baptism party to signal that the party is ending will ensure that your guests know it’s time to start packing up. Some venues and places you rent will cost you rent by the hour, so you need to be aware of how much time you are spending, or you will be charged a higher amount than anticipated.

If you prefer to have the baptism at home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure if you have jumping devices, or other things the children can have fun on, that they are covered by your homeowner’s insurance. If something happens to the child, you could get sued. The most important thing is to have the food prepared early and in large enough quantity to go around. If you don't have the time, or are short on hands to help you, consider hiring a catering service. This will also help alleviate any stress you may have over hitting a specific time frame.

If the baptism in question is for a baby, it can be really exhausting for the little one. This is where the attention is going to be for the party. Just keep in mind the baby can become tired quickly, so it is good to know what signs the baby is giving you, in case you need to cut the baptism short. A baptism can be relatively simple. As long as you stick to the theme and have a great time celebrating new life, you should have a great baptism party!

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