Saturday, April 11, 2015

First Holy Communion

I'm so excited to celebrate first Holy Communion with each and every one of your families! It's such a special time for everyone. If you are searching for a special gift for your child or god child partaking in this most holy Sacrament, I'm here to help.

Catholic Girls First Communion Rosary in White
Catholic Boys First Communion Rosary in Black

A five-decade rosary is a traditional gift for First Holy Communion. The traditional holy communion rosaries feature a centerpiece and cross with the Chalice and Host. Usually, the rosaries are black for boys, and white for girls.
Pink Catholic Girls Rosary Tenner

I have an "upgraded" option for boys, or perhaps men, taking their first communion. This handsome rosary features a sterling silver communion centerpiece with a matching sterling silver wheat sheave crucifix. You can see that option in my shop

Perhaps your special girl or boy already has a rosary from their baptism. I have many rosary "tenners," or one-decade rosaries, and devotional chaplets available. Tenners are perfect for slipping into a purse or pocket, or for leaving on the night stand for evening prayers. The prayers of the tenner are the same as for the five-decade rosary; they just need to be repeated a total of 20 times while meditating on the mysteries of the rosary. These are often a more economical option to a full rosary, depending on the types of materials used.

Catholic First Communion Rosary Tenner
Devotional Chaplets have special prayers and bead arrangements that are devoted to specific saints or sacraments. For example, the chaplet of St. Therese of Lisieux has 24 beads plus a single bead at the tail. The number 24 is symbolic of her 24 years of life on earth. In this case, the prayers of the chaplet are singular and very simple: 
St. Therese of Lisieux Chaplet

"St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 
patroness of missions, pray for us."

I love making devotional chaplets! Each one's prayers and construction is so unique and beautiful, they are an honor to create and share with the faithful.

Rosary bracelets are another popular option for girls taking their first Holy Communion. While I create many bracelets that can be worn by a baby on their baptism day, most of my bracelets are adjustable to also be worn later in life. Others are only for girls and adults.

Adjustable Genuine Pearl Rosary Bracelets
 with Sterling Silver Hardware
The genuine pearl rosary bracelets are lead- and nickel-free. They have sterling silver extension chains with tiny hearts on the end ensuring the perfect fit for babies or growing girls. They expand up to 7 inches in length - the standard size of an adult bracelet - so that your little girl can keep wearing her bracelet into adulthood. Most bracelets can be personalized by adding a sterling silver monogram or Swarovski crystal birthstone charm.

Girls' Pink Lamp Work Glass
and Sterling Silver Rosary Bracelet

Other bracelets are made of very special materials, such as handmade lamp work glass. Each glass bead is comprised of a handmade glass rosette which is then encased in pink glass. Each bead is a work of art by Czech glass artisans. Paired with sterling silver hardware, this bracelet is sweet, beautiful, and will be treasured for generations to come.

Irish Catholic Green Rosary
with Celtic Crucifix

Blue Rosary for Boys or Girls
Girls' Catholic Rosary with Tulip Bellflowers
If you are looking for something more unique or personal, you might consider one of these types of rosaries. The Irish Catholic Green Celtic Rosary has bright green Czech glass beads with silver accents. The Holy Family centerpiece is suitable for any occasion, and the Celtic crucifix is the perfect finishing touch to the ethnic rosary.

A best seller in my shop is the bright blue rosary. Suitable for boys or girls, men or women, this rosary is popular for it's vibrant color. A chalice medal can be added (as shown) if desired. This piece is also available in a very popular emerald green color.

Another unusual option is the bellflower rosary. Comprised of Czech glass bellflowers as the Hail Mary beads and Czech glass leaves as the Our Father beads, this floral inspired rosary is perfect for girls or women. A floral Miraculous Medal centerpiece and matching floral crucifix are so pretty with the floral beads.

There are so many options available. Whether you are looking for something traditional or completely unique, you will find what you are looking for in my shop. If you don't see what you want, just ask! Blessings on you and your child!

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