The other day, I was talking with a friend and mentioned that we were planning on doing aÂ show on how to buy aÂ first communion gift.Â I was expecting a ho-hum response from them, but was a bit overwhelmed by her enthusiam for the topic.Â As she put it,Â first communion gift selection is something that everyone assumes you know everything about and no one talks about.Â SoÂ today, I am talking about how to choose a unique first communion gift with the director of merchandising at The Catholic Company, Helen Fountain.Â Helen has been overseeing theÂ merchandising Â of The Catholic Company’s online store and paper catalog for the last 10 years, and she is an absolute wealth of information about traditional first communion gifts as well as gifts that are a little different than what everyone else is giving.Â Helen also discusses the importance of the sacrament and why it is such a big deal.Â We also talk briefly about heirloom quality gifts that will stay with the first communicant for a lifetime and may even be passed down through the family.Â Come and hear about the many options that are available to you and your loved ones.
Items Discussed in this podcast:
First Communion Gifts – the whole catalog
Albums and Picture FramesÂ
Bibles and BooksÂ
Crosses, Crucifixes, Figurines, and PlaquesÂ
Dolls, Bears, and Misc. GiftsÂ
Rosaries and Rosary HoldersÂ
First Communion SetsÂ
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A VERY special thanks to Dave Miller for providing the awesome music in this podcast.