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greek_ggirl

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It's my first Easter as a Godmother (nona). What can I get my Godchild? He's one years old. Thanks!
 

dimi_pat

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I would say baby clothes or a nice piece of jewelry like a cross that they could wear in the future.
 

Joni T.

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It's my first Easter as a Godmother (nona). What can I get my Godchild? He's one years old. Thanks!
My godmother always gave me a decorated candle to light during the Resurrections service. She also liked buying me an outfit to wear on Easter Day. However, my godparents went way above and beyond. I like the idea of a godparent buying the godchild a little religious gift like a komboskini bracelet, a small icon, or a child's religious books.
 
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My godmother always gave me a decorated candle to light during the Resurrections service. She also liked buying me an outfit to wear on Easter Day. However, my godparents went way above and beyond. I like the idea of a godparent buying the godchild a little religious gift like a komboskini bracelet, a small icon, or a child's religious books.
That's such a good idea! Religous gifts are great, and they really make the holiday special. It sounds like you had great godparents, what a blessing :)
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I love the idea of giving religious gifts, as well! If you want to also give him something secular, you can give some Easter candy, as well. That way the gift is both religious and fun.
 

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