A bridal shower celebrates the enormous life change that a woman is about to undergo as she goes from girlfriend or fiancee to wife. An occasion that often inspires laughter and gaiety, the bride-to-be is traditionally presented with gifts from female friends and family members. Although these gifts may sometimes be relatively bawdy and racy, for the Christian bride, it is wise to steer away from such gifts.
As the bride and groom prepare to set up house together, it is appropriate to provide them with a reminder that the Lord watches and keeps them at all time, and that He blesses their home. A decorative cross or framed print with a meaningful bit of Scripture can be the perfect addition to their happy home. There are many different styles available to choose from, so just about any decor can be complemented perfectly.
As the new couple embarks upon the ultimate journey of life together, the hope is that they create many memories together that can be captured in pictures. A picture frame makes a thoughtful gift which can be displayed within their home and appreciated daily. There are frames available in a wide range of sizes, colors and styles, both with and without Scripture sayings, so finding a frame that will match their personal style is simple.
As two become one, and the bride prepares to start her family with her husband, it is fitting to gift her with what will become their family Bible. A family Bible is a beautifully bound tome that has space in the front for family history and genealogy to be recorded. Important dates and sacraments for each member of the family can be written in this Bible, which is sure to stay in the family for generations to come.
One of the major rites of passage for most brides is the taking on the last name of her husband. As her initials change, her old stationery will no longer reflect her identity. Purchase a lovely set of monogrammed stationery that the bride can use for communication and greetings to friends and family. Such a thoughtful gift is bound to return to you in the form of cards and letters on her new letterhead.
If you are not comfortable purchasing something with religious significance for the bride, then consider shopping for the newlyweds' kitchen. Pots, pans, dishes, small appliances and cookbooks all make appropriate and conservative gifts without being overtly religious. Assisting in the meals that they will enjoy together is a sweet and simple act of caring that will be appreciated heartily.
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