I’ve touched on this issue before: the strange tradition we Catholics have of giving children money as a First Holy Communion gift. While a well-intentioned gesture, it makes little sense: “You’ve received the Body of Christ; now go out and buy something for yourself!” Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox, but not before suggesting an alternative gift idea. I suggest the wonderful Dear Pope Francis book (also available in Spanish) as a most fitting First Communion gift idea—a gift that will help the First Communicant to celebrate, learn, and reflect on his or her faith in Jesus Christ. You might also like to know that you can save 25% off the list price if you use the following code: SPRING2019.
Here are some other wonderful gift ideas for First Communicants, also included in our Spring Gifts Sale.
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