First Communion Traditions Inspiration

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Your daughter celebrating her First Holy Communion is such an important milestone in her spiritual growth. Of course, the Communion itself will be the most important part of the day, but there are a number of other traditions you may wish to take part in to celebrate her accomplishment and to show how momentous the occasion is in your family. 

First Communion Party

A party is a great way to involve friends and family in the First Communion celebration. Some families choose to hold parties together with other members of the communion class, while others prefer a smaller party with family members and close family friends (such as godparents). Either way, a party is a great way to celebrate this event and emphasize its importance to the Communion girl.  

First Communion Portraits

You’ll want to remember this day forever, and a portrait is a great way to capture the memory. Your sweetie will be dressed up in her Communion best, making for a special picture. You may want to visit a professional portrait studio or simply take the time to take a nice picture in your home. If she's celebrating her First Communion with her best friend, a besties photo is a lovely keepsake from the day.  Either way, you’ll be glad to have the day preserved forever.

Special Prayer

Choose a special prayer that can be a personalized way for your son or daughter to honor the First Communion. You can either have your son or daughter help to choose a favorite prayer, or customize one yourself that you can recite as a surprise. Breakfast or dinner on the day of the First Communion is a great time to read this special prayer.

Special First Communion Card Message

Penning your thoughts and conveying how proud of her you are is not always the easiest. Let us help! We've written 10 beautiful First Communion gift card message ideas for you. Feel free to use them or add in your own special touch, so they fit her very special day perfectly.

First Communion Gifts

A gift can be a great way to help your son or daughter cherish the First Communion for years to come. Classic gifts include a Bible, prayer book, or rosary. If you choose a book, you may want to get it engraved with the child’s name to make it extra special. For girls, a piece of meaningful keepsake First Communion jewelry, such as a cross necklace, is also a timeless keepsake that will be treasured as she grows and can be passed down to her daughter. The best First Communion gifts help to remind her that she is a special part of God's family. Want more ideas?  Check out our First Communion Traditions board over on Pinterest for great ideas on how to make her First Communion celebration extra special!

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Hi I'm Julie, and I love to share bits of joy.

Like creating special (and fun) family traditions, celebrating the small moments with big hugs and tiny tea parties, and how I’m embracing mama-hood with a smile...and maybe even a little extra time for myself.

I think that family holds so much magic, from babyhood to adulthood. So, it’s important to me that we celebrate all of it - in my own family here in Lompoc California, and in the LGP family all over the world.

I’ve made this blog into a little place where we can do all of those things together, with teacups and toadstools, tied up with a bow.

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  • The old white Bible looks exactly like the one that I had when I was a child except mine was black! It looks about as worn out as that one does too. I loved this post!

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