The Ultimate 2016 First Holy Communion Gift Buying Guide for Boys and Girls

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The Ultimate 2016 First Holy Communion Gift Buying Guide for Boys & Girls

The 2016 First Communion season has arrived, and at this time of year we receive lots of enquires from customers for advise and guidance  on what they should buy as Communion gifts for Boys and Girls, be it Daughter, Son, Goddaughter, Godson, Granddaughter, Grandson, Niece, Nephew.

First Holy Communion is an important sacrament in any Catholic child’s life.  If you have a family member who is in the process of preparing for their First Holy Communion, you know how much this special day means to them (and your entire family).  The Sacrament of Holy Communion is where children receive for the very first time the body, blood, soul, and divinity of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Eucharist, the “Blessed Sacrament,”

To  celebrate this sacrament many families invite family and friends to a Communion celebration to make the day a memorable one. Celebrating First Holy Communion provides parents, grandparents, godparents, aunties and uncles and friends to give memorable First Holy Communion gifts and keepsake presents to the First Communicant to commemorate the ceremony.   

Your child will love receiving these beautiful Communion gifts and will cherish them for a lifetime.

When choosing a First Holy Communion gift for girls and boys, there are many things to consider.  For example, do you want to provide them with jewellery, books, rosary, Bibles, or something else?  Your answer may depend on the age and gender of your little one, too.

Here are a few Communion gift ideas to help make First Communion shopping for her a bit easier for that special child in your life:

First Holy Communion Jewellery

First Communion Jewellery for Girls First Communion jewellery is  designed with little girls in mind to make them feel more like a special princess and often feature charms of crosses, hearts, pearls and crystals.  Lots of First Holy Communion jewellery can be personalised with names, dates and messages, making it more memorable and special.

If you are buying jewellery for a little girl, you may consider a First Communion necklace or a Communion name bracelet  with a crucifix or cross  Since they come in a variety of different styles and sizes, these make an excellent choice for any budget.

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First Communion Jewellery for Boys  First Holy Communion jewellery isn’t just for girls. If you are considering jewellery for a boy, there are many options from religious lapel pins that can be worn on their Communion suit. A popular choice for boys is a cross on a silver chain or leather cord, these may also be personalised as well.

 

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Over the last few years our boys personalised First Communion bracelets have been a popular choice

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First Holy Communion Bibles and Books.  Like First Communion jewellery, Communion Bibles and books traditionally make wonderful Communion gift for boys and girls.  Bibles can easily be personalised to commemorate their special day and will last for a child’s lifetime.  Also a popular choice My First Missal and a Roman Missal, there is also a great range of books to teach childern about the Catholic faith, the Mass, The sacraments and prayers.

 

 

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First Holy Communion Photo Frames.  If you are looking for a simple, classic Communion gift, consider a personalised First Holy Communion photo frame.  Ideal for both boys and girls they are an excellent way to commemorate your child’s special day, and display in your home.

Personalised Boy or Girl Communion Photo FrameFirst Communion photo frames are also another popular gift to give to Godparents and Grandparents

 

First Holy Communion Crosses.

First Communion Crosses and crucifixes are always a good choice a First Holy Communion cross is wonderful gift of a life long reminder of the promise made between Jesus and ourselves, and many can also be personalised with a name and First Communion date.

 

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First Holy Communion Dolls.  For little girls who love dolls, a Communion doll makes a wonderfully charming gift.  Purchase a doll with the same hair colour as your little one, with a gorgeous lace gown, and she will be thrilled!

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Money.  Just like adults, children love receiving money as a gift!  Money is easy for you, too, especially if you don’t have time to shop for an alternative present.  If you don’t want to give cash, you may consider giving premium or savings bonds instead. 

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Miscellaneous Communion Gift Ideas

 There is also lots of beautiful  Communion gifts from Personalised Keepsake First Communion Memory Boxes, First Communion rosaries to Communion bears, from Personalised Communion candles to Personalised musical First Communion  Jewellery Boxes and Personalised Holy Communion Typography Frames.

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Personalised Girls Wooden First Holy Communion Musical Jewellery BoxThese are just a few Communion gift ideas to get you thinking about the perfect Communion gift for your little one.  If you’d like more ideas, feel free to browse our extensive collection of Communion gifts at http://www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk/first-communion-gifts-11-c.asp. 

We also have a wonderful collection of Personalised First Holy Communion Gifts

 

 

Remember, the Communion season is in full swing so it’s important to start shopping soon!  Don’t forget a card, too!

 

Hop Into a Communion Dress this Easter!

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Hop Into a Communion Dress this Easter!

With Easter 2016 being just around the corner, the Communion dress buying season is in full swing! 

Your little one’s First Holy Communion preparations is an important time for your little princess.

Like all little girls, your daughter is dreaming of a gorgeous, fairy tale Communion dress she can wear on her First Holy Communion day.  Many girls dream of large, full skirts with beaded bodices and sparkling tiaras, whilst other want a plain simple Communion dress.  If you haven’t already started shopping for her Communion dress, it’s not too late!  The upcoming Easter holidays is the perfect opportunity to shop for the Communion dress of your princess’s dreams!

At Ceremonial Celebrations we have an extensive collection of the most wonderful Communion dresses on the market – ones your little girl is guaranteed to fall in love with.  No matter the style you are looking for, or the size of your budget, we have just what you’re looking for.

Some of the most popular Communion dresses styles this season include:

  • Communion dresses with sleeves
  • Full length Communion dresses
  • Modern A-line style
  • Satin and lace fabrics
  • Vintage style
  • Draped design
  • Tulle fabric
  • Princess inspired Communion dresses
  • And so much more!

Are you still searching for the ultimate First Holy Communion dress but haven’t found the Communion dress you’ve been looking for?  We can help with that, too!  Not only do we carry a wide assortment of traditional holy Communion dresses but we also have a large selection of unique First Communion dresses that are sure to wow any crowd. 

If traditional isn’t what your little princess dreams of, try an inspired Communion dress with any of these unique features instead:

  • Satin and organza fabrics
  • Long lace sleeves
  • Detachable train
  • Long sleeved jackets
  • Sparkling sequin or beaded bodice
  • Full tulle skirts
  • Organza lace trimmed skirts
  • Ballerina length Communion dresses
  • Multi layered skirts
  • Diamond white silk
  • Peter Pan collar
  • And so many more options!

If you’ve been putting off searching for the perfect Communion dress, or waiting until near the Communion date, then the upcoming Easter holiday is a great time to spend quality time with your little one and find a Communion dress she will be eager to wear on her special day. 

Feel free to browse our full collection of beautiful Communion dresses and accessories at http://www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk/. 

Alternatively,  we are open during the Easter holidays

Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April 10am – 3pm

Saturday 2nd April 9am – 4pm


Monday 4th April – Friday 9th April April 10am – 3pm

Saturday 10th April 9am – 4pm

come and try on Communion dresses, Communion shoes, matching accessories in our lovely shop!  Your daughter will feel like royalty as she sees all of the gorgeous white First Holy Communion dresses that are available to her, and our friendly, experienced staff  will make her feel like a true princess and help you choose the perfect Communion dress for her special day.

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Buy with confidence at Ceremonial Celebrations with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!  Now is the time to visit our shop to get in the spirit of shopping for a First Holy Communion, so make sure to start your Communion dress shopping during the Easter Holidays to ensure you get the style and size you need!

 

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We look forward to seeing you.

Ceremonial Celebrations
18 Brockenhurst Road
South Ascot  Berkshire
SL5 9DL

Office Phone Number – 01344 297160

Shop Phone Number – 01344 291278

Shop Mobile Phone Number – 07783561016

Communion Dress Trends We Are Seeing In 2016 and Must Have Communion Accessories

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Communion Dress Trends We Are Seeing In 2016

 

and Must Have Communion Accessories

 

 
With the Communion season already in full swing, here are some of the new trends we are seeing in 2016.

 

Lace Communion Dresses

Lace has been a favourite in Communion dress fashion since the early Renaissance era, and its delicate and innocence nature makes it a timeless material.

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Linzi Jay Communion Dress – Jessica
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Tatyana by Stardust
See more of the Stardust collection here

Intricate Back Details

Line of buttons, Big Bows, beads, sequins, ribbon, lace – all of these are beautiful additions to any Communion dress. The back of the dress is just as important as the front, as when it church it is the back of the dress everyone sees, whilst in photos, it is the front.

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Stardust Communion Dress Darcie
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Linzi Jay Communion Dress Merida

Princess Skirts with integrated hoops

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Sequins

Sequins are the ideal detail for little girls who are seeking to add a little sparkle to their Communion dress.  Sequins create a subtle shimmer effect in the daylight.

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Linzi Jay Communion Dress – Tiana

Short Hemlines

Another popular trend in Communion dresses this year is a shorter hemline. Above the knee length dresses are short and sweet and very retro and are perfect for little girls who want to show off their gorgeous shoes.

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Retro Communion Dress – Knee Length koko-83go3539 Sorcha

 

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Beading

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Linzi Jay Beaded Communion Dress Harper

In recent years, there has been a huge demand for Communion veils and gloves. This is especially true for 2016 as well! When parents are purchasing Communion veils and gloves they are looking for the complete traditional style for their little princess’s First Holy Communion day.

Gloves

A truly vintage detail to include in your Communion look is a pair of gloves.  Gloves cannot be worn in church as girls are unable to pick up the host whilst wearing gloves, but little girls enjoy wearing them to church in photos or at the party. They also keep the dress clean!

Add a touch of old style with satin or lace gloves, or take a modern approach with detailed gloves that look elegant and sophisticated.

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Communion veils and gloves come in a wide variety of different styles. Some of the most gorgeous styles include:

• Gloves with diamante or pearl cross
• Gloves with bows, lace trim or beading
• Elbow length gloves
• Bun veils
• Veils with crosses or lace
• Veils with ribbon, pearl, diamante or beaded edging
• And so many more options!

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At Ceremonial Celebrations, we have the largest selection of Communion veils and gloves in the UK! Our online shop www.firstholycommunionday.co.uk at  our Girls Communion shop has a wide array of stunning  to suit all of your Communion needs.

Then and Now 50’s Inspired Vintage and Retro Communion Dresses Trend for 2016

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Then and Now 50’s Inspired Vintage & Retro

 

Communion Dresses Trend for 2016

 

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The Comeback of the Vintage Era for 2016 Communion season. Be Unique with Vintage & Retro Inspired Communion Dresses , designed with modern retro cuts and vintage-inspired elements, gorgeous new fabrics, hand embroidered details reminiscent of a bygone era.

Your child’s First Holy Communion is a huge event in their lives. It is a religious milestone that will confirm their place in the church and involves choosing a Communion dress that will make your little one feel like royalty.

Finding the perfect Vintage & Retro Inspired Communion Dresses isn’t easy. Communion dress fashion on this era means selecting sleeved gowns and A-line frames for 1940’s and 1950’s, for 1950′, 60’s and 70’s, go sleeveless with full circle swing skirts, or go short for retro.

There is a vast selection of Communion dresses and Girls Communion accessories in a variety of different styles and designs.

Many First Communion dresses from large department stores can have very similar features, making it seem like girls are all wearing the same First Communion dress.

At Ceremonial Celebrations, we understand you want your little princess to look unique and special on her First Holy Communion day, hence why we have one of the largest selection of Communion dresses in UK.

While many parents opt for ball gown style Communion dresses to help their daughter stand out from the crowd, there are other, more subtle options as well.

If you are looking for a Communion dress that is unique, yet still has traditional elements, we highly recommend you browse our large selection of stunning vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses http://goo.gl/VkE6VE

Jessica Communion dress by Nicki Macfarlane has been a best selling Communion dress

for the last few years

 

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Jessica features a gorgeous Peter Pan collar embellished with pearls and beads

A peter pan collar became a trend in 1905 after appearing in the stage performance of Peter Pan
In the 1920s the collar became a standard feature on little girl’s dresses.

It then made a return in 1970’s and still continues to be a iconic trend in fashion

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The luxurious silk, the buttoned back, the large  bow: this classic Communion dress

brings the bold style of the decade into the 21st century.

Hairstyles
updos and pinned-back curls were all the rage throught these era’s

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Shoes

Small heels, fashionable buckles were popular

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Flats and fashionable buckles, are a girls best friend

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matching details from the Communion dress  with the shoes are an important part of the whole look

Vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses are a fantastic way to go with something different, yet comfortable for your little girl. These dresses are guaranteed to make your daughter stand out on her big day.

Vintage style: The rise of retro fashion in Communion dresses are in great demand and with Designers such as Stardust, Nicki Macfarlane, White Angel, Isabella and Koko make the most beautiful 1950’s retro inspired First Holy Communion dresses and are made with many unique features such as:

• Elbow length sleeves
• Tulle, satin and lace fabrics
• Peter Pan collars
• Puffy tulle skirts
• Princess style gowns
• Beaded crystal embellishments
• Short swing skirts
• Plus sizes available
• And more!

Vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses will give your daughter some old style Spring elegance. She will love her Communion dress so much she won’t want to take it off!


Shop for the perfect 1950’s inspired Communion dress today online or instore at Ceremonial Celebrations

Please feel free to contact us to book your Communion dress appointment today!  Call now 001344 291278 or 07783561016

We look forward to meeting you and your little princess!

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Saying Yes to the Communion Dress

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Saying Yes to the Communion Dress

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If you have ever taken your little girl dress shopping, you know when she is saying “yes” to the Communion dress of her choice. Her eyes light up, she puts on a huge smile and she dances around, not wanting to take the First Communion dress off.

Shopping for a Communion dress is no different. When your little one finds the Communion dress of her dreams, you will definitely know!

To prepare for this special occasion, many parents decide to book a Communion dress appointment. These appointments give little girls the opportunity to try on a variety of Communion dresses and, hopefully, choose the one they like best.

The Communion dress appointment is a magical time for these little girls and they often feel like regal princesses.

Even with a Communion dress appointment, however, it can be difficult to agree on the perfect Communion dress. Quite often, a little girl will enter a shop and immediately see a First Communion dress she is drawn to. Though she may decide this is the First Holy Communion dress for her, her parents may think otherwise.

Disagreements about the style of the Communion dress are usually what cause issues when finding a Holy Communion dress. While a little girl may want a princess style dress with lots of detailing and bling, parents may opt for something more traditional. This disagreement then leads to a discussion about what style is best for this special occasion.

In order to overcome this obstacle, compromise is key. At Ceremonial Celebrations, we are keenly aware of the fact not everyone will agree on the style of a Communion dress. In order to help facilitate a smooth and stress-free Communion dress buying experience, we strive to find a Communion dress that will meet both parties in the middle.

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Sometimes, however, a little girl just knows what she wants. When they step in front of our three-way mirror and see themselves in the reflection, it is easy to tell from the look on their face if they are set on a dress or not. The smile really does say it all.

Book your Communion dress appointment today and let us help you find a Communion dress both you and your daughter will love! and say YES TO THE DRESS

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Communion Dress Shopping During February Half Term 2016

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Communion Dress Shopping

 

During February Half Term 2016

 

As the months quickly pass by, and with spring almost here, Communion dresses have been trending on the internet and have been a popular school gate conversation for parents and little girls age 7-11 years as the Communion season is quickly approaching which means there is lots of planning to do .

As busy parents, it can be difficult to find quality time to search for the perfect First Communion dress. With after school sports, music lessons and weekend activitiies on top of the regular day-to-day tasks, it’s a challenge to get everything done!

At Ceremonial Celebrations, we know how demanding your schedule is. Trying to fit in the time to find your daughter’s ideal Holy Communion dress is just one more thing to add to your never ending list.

To help you check off all of the tasks on your to-do list,  our shop will be open during February Half Term for Communion Dress Shopping!

If you live in the UK, our South Ascot Shop is open all week to serve all of your Communion shopping needs during February Half Term.

Ceremonial Celebrations is situated in the beautiful Berkshire village of South Ascot 0.5 miles from the famous Royal Ascot Racecourse and 15 minute drive from Legoland Windsor and about a 50 minute drive or South West train journey from London. Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways

Since your little one will be off from school during this time, we feel this is the perfect opportunity to find your little girls Communion dress and make it a special day out.

Even though you may feel rushed, your experience with us at Ceremonial Celebrations will feel anything but stressful. We strive to make your Communion dress shopping experience a magical one. Our clients receive only the most professional, first class treatment and we know your little girl will feel like a princess.

Our store is stocked with the latest NEW 2016 First Holy Communion dress designs and styles with prices starting from £29.95 we are sure your daughter will find the perfect Communion dress.

Communion Accessories to buy in store

We even have the most gorgeous Communion accessories and First Communion gifts so you will get everything you need during February Half Term. There is no need to visit multiple shops with Ceremonial Celebrations!

Can’t make it during the week? No problem! We understand it’s sometimes just not possible to shop Mon-Fri.

As such, we are also open on weekends to serve you! Feel free to book an appointment or walk right in.

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Alternatively, if you’re really pressed for time and are not able to come into our South Ascot shop, we also have an extensive collection of the most stunning First Communion dresses on our website at http://goo.gl/SMlrpr

Visit our site to see the latest styles and designs in every size.
As we are the largest Communion dress shop in the UK, we know you will find everything you need for your little girl’s Communion.

Take advantage of February Half Term and visit our online or in-store shop.

We look forward to seeing you!

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 Ceremonial Celebrations
18 Brockenhurst Road
South Ascot  Berkshire
SL5 9DL

Shop Phone Number -01344 291278

Shop Mobile Phone Number – 07783561016