Money is always an ideal gift because it can be used universally. The recipient can freely use it for their own use. Therefore, money in the form of banknotes or coins is a popular christening gift for parents when they baptize their child. Because children are a gift from God, they nevertheless put an enormous financial burden on parents.
Therefore please the parents by simply giving money for baptism! Money is the perfect christening gift!
Is money appropriate as a christening gift or is it frowned upon?
As with weddings, cash gifts are not uncommon at baptism. The money can be used specifically for the child, because the parents always know best what purchases are due for the child in the future. Even if the parents are adequately financially equipped, the money can directly benefit the child if it is invested in a savings book or otherwise.
On the other hand, baptism gifts of money appear impersonal. They are not as personal as personalized christening gifts. With a little handicraft and folding art, the money for baptism can also be designed and packaged personally. With the following origami ideas you can fold suitable cash gifts that are personal too!
How much money should you give for baptism?
As a guideline for the amount you can give for baptism, simply take the value of a gift that you would have bought for the child for baptism, e.g. baby clothes, baby equipment, toys or the like. In general, cash gifts from € 50 from grandparents and from € 20 from normal guests and family members have become established.
The amount of money for the christening gift depends on how close you are to the child and whether you belong to the family. Your own financial situation must also be taken into account when giving a christening gift.
An alternative to a monetary gift for baptism is the opportunity to waste time: give the child or the parents their own time!
This can be time on the playground, a trip with the child or babysitting so that the parents have time for themselves.
Money gifts with origami for christening
It is not that difficult to make original money gifts out of banknotes and coins. Here you will find the appropriate instructions, which show with many photos in detail how great money gifts are folded for baptism. At baptisms, fish are a popular symbol related to the Gospel of Luke.
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