I had the pleasureof seeing a friend's daughter receive her first communion last spring, and I must say it was a delightful event. Not being a member of the church, I was a bit at a loss during the religious ceremony but got to participate in the celebration. All of the decorations were done in white and silver with touches of pink. The little girl looked absolutely precious in her white dress and tiny white gloves. These two invitations would suit her perfectly:
Of course, I spent agood deal of my time speculating on the symbolism of various details. I asked a few questions to my friend about why things were done this way or that, and got a nice explanation of the tradition. My mind couldn't get away from the surroundings, as the decorations of the church were imposing and starkly contrasting the later decorations of the reception. The church was adorned everywhere in gold, no childish bits visible.
It dawned on me that the communion was as much a time of celebrating a religious "first" as it was to celebrate the quickly growing child participants. Instead of celebrating the youth with baby colors and sweet words, the church was filled with the gravity of the situation and was prompting the children to mature.
With this thought in mind, I would like to share a few gold-themed communion invitations that reflect this same level of maturity without going overboard. To me, these designs are neutral--great for girls, boys, and twins--and highly customizable. Changing the font alone would easily make the invitation more or less youthful and more or less formal. They are the perfect choice for that something a little bit different from everything else, without sacrificing on the theme or quality.
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