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Christening Traditions & Gifts

While sitting here and SP Gifts is now closed until the foreseeable future I decided to start blogging to keep my mind busy and of the horrible reality of what's going on with the Coronavirus pandemic and it got me to thinking and reflecting back on the past couple of years and realised I have been apart off 100s of Christenings across Ireland particularly my home town Skerries, Co Dublin


To which I will admit brought a tear to my eye, especially with what’s happening now with Covid 19 restrictions and how much has changed and been cancelled so suddenly.

It has in one way given me the time to just breath, relax and take in how amazing my job actually was and please god still will be when things get back to some sort of normality. 


It made me realise all the hard work and the late nights had become such a huge part in your life’s not just on the christening day but for years to come when that Baptism candle for one example is reused for communions then confirmations there after, its just such a phenomenal feeling.


Initially I began to write this blog post to explain the reasons why you need a Baptism Candle & Christening Shawl and the Irish Christening traditions behind them, so let's get to it.

And please leave a comment below with your family traditions for Christenings and anything that I may have missed. I love all of this so please comment.


I will be talking about two of my main products the Christening Shawl (White Garment) and the Christening Candle both a huge part of the christening day and used after the the priest pours the baptismal water over your child’s forehead