Busy, busy, busy

It’s not long now until the younger six children are baptised.

Yes, six of them.

At once.

On the same day.

We’ve been busy with the preparations for it. Their outfits have been bought, the hall is booked, the certificates are ready.

Sadly, many of our friends and family can’t be with us on the day. We live a distance away from them. Some are quite a lot further than others. Quite a lot of people will miss sharing this special day with us, and we’ll miss them being there.

A lot of people are asking what they can get for the children as gifts. We are aware that there are a lot of children to get gifts for and it can be very expensive. We don’t want anyone to spend much and to have them there to share the day is enough. But of course, they will still want to get something for them.

Michael and I have been trying to think of suggestions that people could use. So far we’ve come up with the following ideas:

  • A family board game that they could all share
  • A book token
  • Rosetta Stone vouchers
  • Erm… that’s it

The problem with Rosetta Stone vouchers is that I don’t think they exist. We were planning on saving up for a language course or two as a language would last a lifetime, so this would have been ideal, given that it’s not exactly cheap. Would a “Rosetta Stone Language Course Fund” be cheeky?

I want to throw this out to everyone out there. What suggestions would you have? We don’t want people to spend a lot of money and a gift shared between all the children are fine. Handmade things would be lovely too if anyone is creative.

Oh, I really don’t know what to suggest. It’s over to you!

3 thoughts on “Busy, busy, busy

  1. A charm would be good for Caitlin, but the other five children are boys so I'm not sure what they'd make of it!

    What's a shadowbox?

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