ChristeningGowns.com Blog — Heirloom Christening Gown
Nothing sparks joy quite like the arrival of a new baby. While it is a life-changing experience for the parents, the family and community also have special traditions to celebrate. To welcome the baby into the Christian Church, parents often partake in a christening ceremony.
A christening or a baptism is more than just a photo-op for flowing white baby gowns and platters of catered fancy appetizers. The history of the events goes back centuries and the versions we celebrate today are steeped in generations of tradition. Let's take a closer look at the history and meaning of christenings and baptisms.
An heirloom christening gown is the traditional style. This is meant for an infant or baby that is not yet mobile. This style is long, meant to flow over the baby’s feet while she is held by an adoring relative. It is suitable for both boys and girls. This traditional christening gown is made with the finest silks, premium tulle and delicate lacework. It should be 28” to 36” in length. Some unisex styles have detachable ribbons and bows so that the gown can worn by both boys and girls over the years.
Little Eloise was recently baptized in our Penelope Lace Baptism Gown. This is one of our more detailed Christening Gowns that really make a baby stand out! She looked so adorable, we couldn't help but share some photos from her day! Her mother Michelle was so kind to let us take a peek into her family's special day.