Friday, February 13, 2009

Bridehood Revisited

Let's face it, who really likes sugar almonds?

The Church Ladies present a unique idea for a wedding favor: a holy card.

I came across the idea in Faith and Family magazine doing research for a book while in school at Our Lady's University. And having thrown out a collection of trinkets such as personalized magnets, tea lights, and keychains when moving my grandmother out of her house, I am dubious to the merits of the traditional chatchkes.

A holy card is simple and elegant. It provides a lasting commemoration of the sacrament, and doesn't contribute to clutter. If used as a bookmark, it can be a reminder to pray for the couple.

My husband and I ordered the wedding feast at Cana cards from Aquinas and More. We begged really hard, and they personalized paper ones, rather than their standard laminate.

The back has our names, the parish, city, and date, along with a text we weren't able to work into our Nuptial Mass that had a lot of meaning for us:

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins." [i Pt iv, 8]

We got so many compliments about the holy cards at the reception, and we were able to send extras to people unable to attend. All in all, it was a win-win situation.


Unknown said...

We had this done for our children's First Communions. We have a Catholic book shop in town that will do them. They also make a lovely gift for First Communicants, the newly baptized, the newly confirmed and the newly married and their parents and godparents.

Layla said...

What a lovely idea! We didn't do favors at all (opting, instead, to put that portion of our budget towards the missals we had printed), but this would have been fantastic. I'll have to keep it in mind to recommend to friends.

Dymphna said...

I liked the cards but I still want my Jordan almonds.