What to Write in a First Communion Card
A First Communion is the first event in a child's life that will bring them closer to the world of religion, a moment in which a child is introduced to Christianity and will have their first sacrament. Not everyone has grown up with Christianity or even has any interest in it for ourselves. When we want to support friends and family who have a child taking their First Communion, you might not know how to navigate the ritual.
If you have been invited to a First Communion, it's customary to hand a gift card to the girl or boy who is celebrating. If you have never been to a First Communion or have never had to write a card for such an event, at oneHOWTO we're going to give you the best tips so you know what to write in a First Communion card and create a good impression.
Type of card to give for a First Communion
Before we give you some ideas to write in a First Communion card, you will need to find an appropriate card. As a religious rite, it is not a good idea to go for something humorous or silly. This is, of course, if you know your friends well enough to be sure it will go down well. This can be difficult since increasingly secular societies mean First Communion cars or religious cards in general are not as available as they once were.
There are many cards that are specifically designed to congratulate both girls and boys on their First Communion. If you can't find them in your local card shop you can easily find one on the Internet. However, if you need a neutral card because your local shops don't have any specific messages for a First Communion, you can go for a simple postcard with a pretty drawing. They may have a neutral message such as ' Congratulations' or 'Best wishes'.
First holy communion quotes
There are certain messages and quotes from the Bible that are typical to write in a First Communion card. Though they may be a bit impersonal, they are a good way of congratulating a child for moving forward in the path of religion. Let's take a look at the best First Holy Communion quotes to write in your card:
- "On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight" Acts 20:7
- "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous to bring you ro God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit" Peter 3:18
- "Then Jesus declared, "i am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty" John 6:35
- "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" Corinthians 11:26
- "Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body'. And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ' Drink of it, all of you'. Mattew 26:26-30
First communion blessing prayers
If you want to know what to put in a First Communion card, a blessing prayer can really make a good impression. It not only shows you are showing support for the child, you are giving them a blessing for the future. Writing something meaningful can mean the child can keep the prayer card as a beautiful memory from this special day. Take a look at the best First Communion blessing prayers:
- "May you always know the peace of Jesus, the light of his love, and the joy of his life within you"
- "May God, who brought you to this special day continue to direct your life in his perfect way"
- "May this life-giving Bread always feed your soul and nourish your spirit"
- "The gifts of the Holy Spirit strengthen you making you a witness of Christ's love. May you always live your faith with joy"
- "As you receive your First Holy Communion, embrace the joy that comes from knowing Jesus and the peace that comes from growing in his love"
- "God bless you as you receive Eucharist on your First Holy Communion! May the love of Jesus shine in your heart now and forever"
First Communion poems
Another idea to write in a First Holy Communion card, is to fill it with a beautiful poem that's suitable for the occasion. There are many suitable religious poems which can work well on a First Communion card, but you can choose something secular as long as it is appropriate. Ideally, if you have the ability, you can write your own poem to commemorate the occasion. However, not everyone is expected to be a poet, so these First Communion poems can help you know what to write on your card:
- Option 1
Christ is the bread of life
and the cup of eternal salvation,
helping you to always live
as a child of God
- Option 2
You're a very special
child, you have the
sweetest way of bringing
great joy to each and
As you make
your First Communion,
this comes with love and pride
to bring a prayer that God will be forever
by your side.
- Option 3
We walked today,
My friend an I,
and we talked.
Wind blew; sky blew;
Sidewalks moved beneath our feet
and we talked.
Words moved through my mind
As wind through my hair
We walked today,
My friend and I,
and we talked.
Non-religious messages for a First Communion
If you have been invited to a First Communion party but are an atheist or have other beliefs, fret not. There is no need to send a specifically religious message if you still want to be by the child's side even though you do not believe in God. These messages will be thoughtful but will not come into conflict with what you believe in:
- "Congratulations on your special day. May it be full of joy and surrounded by your loved ones"
- "My best wishes on such an important event. I am proud of you and are grateful you are in my life"
- " Wishing you everlasting happiness, peace and joy"
- " Sending you lots of love on such a special day for you"
Lastly, what you write on the child's First Communion card will depend on your relationship to the child and their parents. If you are close enough to them, you will know what kind of art, message and sentiment will be suitable for their family. Be positive, supportive and show your love. If you do these things, it is difficult to go wrong.
Once you know what to write in the First Communion card, you may also have to decide on the right gift for them. The type of gift and whether you get them a gift at all will also depend on your relationship with the family, but fortunately we have the information you need to choose the perfect First Communion gift.
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