*Do the parents of the Godchild get a gift for the Godparents?


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Do the parents of the Godchild get a gift for the Godparents?


Yes. It is traditional that the parents of the baptized child give a gift to the Godparents. This is to thank them for the honor of taking their child under their religious wing and for (theoretically) assuming responsibility of the child should something happen to the parents.


While it is a great honor to be chosen as a Godparent for a child, it is also a great responsibility. A proper gift of thanks is appropriate at the baptism. The gift can be anything of choosing and can range from a frame for a picture of the godchild, to kitchenware, to homeware, or to something specific for the Godparent's taste. A religious gift icon, for example - is always appropriate as well. The main requirement is that the gift be heartfelt to acknowledge the responsibility that the Godparent has just assumed.



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