October 11, 2016

Kaitlynn's First Communion & Confirmation!

I am so proud of my 8-year old granddaughter Kaitlynn. Two Sunday's ago she did her First Communion and Confirmation with a large group of children her age. The Catholic churches here in Maine are lacking enough priests to go around so we have what is called "clusters". The cluster of churches Kaitlynn belongs to had 5 different towns assembled into one group and they were all confirmed and received first communion together with Bishop Deely visiting. Kaitlynn's group had 3 children. Kaitlynn is the one on the right:

So of course Grammy had to make her something for her accomplishment. I purchased a Children's Book of Prayers and two small religious pins and had all three of the items blessed by our local priest Father Dave. I decided all three items needed a presentation folder to hold them inside:

The center portion is actually a wide belly-band that slides on and off to keep the folder contents intact. The stamp set I used is a retired set since I did not have anything else with a cross image that was current. I used Gold Foil Sheets which looked fantastic with the Whisper White Cardstock:

And this is what the inside looks like with 2 pockets:

And the belly-band:

The church hired a professional photographer to take photos during both ceremonies. We were not allowed to take photo's while the kids were receiving both sacraments. We should be receiving those soon. Congrats to Kaitlynn!

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  • Greetings from Santa
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  1. God Bless your sweet Caitlyn!

  2. Beautiful card, Debbie! Congratulations to Caitlyn!

  3. Congratulations to Kaitlynn! Thanks to Grammy she has a special gift to treasure for a lifetime.


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