Christening Presents That Are Heaven Sent

A christening is religiously symbolic of a child being religiously cleansed and sanctified, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate their birth, officially announce the child’s Christian name and to allocate godparents to them. Godparents can then take care of the baby should anything happen to its birth parents and can offer him or her guidance and support as he or she grows up!

As a result religious themed christening presents make good christening presents but frequently modern Christians opt for non-religious gifts too. In this article, we’ll talk about both. A christening scrap book to fill with photos and memories of the day can be a popular gift too.

Religious Presents

Many people opt for christening gifts which has religious symbolism integrated in to them such as the Christian cross. This is a good idea for several reasons. By choosing christening presents which are overtly religious you show your commitment to both the baby and the tone of the day, giving the child a token to mark the occasion directly.

Many people choose more ambiguous or sentimental gifts, but if you want to give christening presents that are religious there are plenty on offer. For example: what about a baby blanket embroidered with a cross, the child’s name and the date of the christening? Or how about a specially made keepsake for a desk or mantel piece which features the word ‘christening’ a Christian cross and some sparkling butterflies?

Useful Gifts

Christening gifts don’t just have to be religious or personal, they can be useful too! Useful christening presents are a good idea because they remind the child about your love and their religion on a daily basis. We love cutlery sets for this reason and some can be personalised making them even more special. Cutlery sets also hark back to the days when it was traditional to give children a silver spoon for their present, while being far more functional and still symbolic.

Plates personalised with the baby’s name, christening date and perhaps a few choice words, also make good presents, being easy to use daily but also precious keepsakes.

Comforts for a Baby

Babies love teddy bears and blankets for a reason. At the earlier stages of development their most potent sense is touch, so soft and cuddly items make great comforting presents. Some babies are quiet and sleep well while others seem to cry constantly and any gifts which help to comfort and quiet them can literally be a godsend to parents.

Tastes have changed a lot throughout the years so now there is a huge range of christening presents available. What about a teddy bear with a Christian cross embroidered in to its sweater with a few personalised words and the child’s name? This is a gift that can be kept as a memento throughout the child’s life, used to comfort and calm the child when he or she cries and also be a personal and religiously pertinent gift.

Gift baskets can also be comforting for both a baby and the parents of the child and make good gifts. Often these contain bath products or sweet treats along with a blanket comforter or a fuzzy bear or rabbit. These remind us of the gifts which Jesus was given by the three wise men on his blessing.

A Bonding Experience

Over all a christening is a day that is all about bonding. It’s about the child being bound by their new religion, parents getting the chance to allow friends and family to meet the baby and of course the godparents also being bound and committed to the child’s welfare.

Christenings are a beautiful day and a happy one; they mark the beginning of the baby’s life and celebrate the child’s birth as well as his or her religion. If you’re looking for christening presents for a little person in your life consider those gifts which are heaven sent. The religiously symbolic and meaningful presents that mark the day as a Christian one.

Also consider christening presents that more subtly denote the Christian mood of the event, such as cutlery (which is reminiscent of the gift of a silver spoon) and gift baskets (which are as luxurious as frankincense of myrrh.)

Gifts for children with a Noah’s ark theme, such as the Noah’s ark money box which can be personalised with the name of the baby, the date of the christening and a few choice words (wither from the bible or your own heart) also make incredible christening gifts!

Tips on Choosing The Right Stock for Your Company Presentation Pocket Folder

Cardboard or paper stock used to make a presentation pocket folder is very important to deliver the right message to your corporate clients. Below are a few of the tips to help you choose the right stock.

Elegant Messenger
Presentation pocket folders are the messengers of your company information and services. If you think your message is for corporate people having a high rank then you might need to think of having your presentation pocket folder to look as elegant as possible. 100 lb cover stock or 120 lb plain white cover stock can be used to deliver this message with smooth glossy lamination. You might add some ink into it to give it the elegance you are looking for. Make sure the colors those are used, have a soft look to it and you might want to use soft touch lamination instead of the regular coating as soft touch has a bit of softness into it which adds to your elegance.

Classic Looking
To give your presentation pocket folder the look of a classic messenger you need to choose a stock that is classical in its feel and look. 120 lb matte stock is the best example of classical stock. It is smooth and have a nice matte finish to it. Printing really stands out on this stock and if you have the Matte laminated stock, it will add to its class. You might also want to add embossing option into it as embossing on matte stock really gives a great effect.

Professional Effect
To give your company presentation pocket folder the look of new generation with professional effects, you need to find a textured stock that will deliver a professional message itself. You can also add some spot or flood UV coating on top of it to give it extra professional look. The companies those are looking to deliver their professional message to corporate world should go with this option. Spot UV coating is a new method of giving the professional look to your printing material. This method of finishing has the ability to high light certain portion of the printing area while keeping other area dull. So it really works for professional companies.

Script Your Sales Presentation

I can’t say that I watch a lot of professional sports, but in the fall I have been known to take a Sunday afternoon and watch the Green Bay Packers play some football. In the late 90′s when they were winning a lot of games, commentators used to make a big deal about how the Packers would script out the first 15 plays of the game, and practice those over and over again. They felt the confidence it gave the team resulted in early success and set the tone for the rest of the game.

Scripting out your sales presentation can be hugely beneficial. Too many people see scripting as mechanical and rigid. If you’ve ever seen a good production of a Shakespeare play, you know that’s not true. Even though the actors are following a script, they’ve learned it so well that they’ve really made it their own. The script acts as a vehicle which allows them to express the emotions and ideas much more clearly and forcefully.

There are a few key places where scripting can really help in the sales process. By deciding what to say beforehand, and practicing (possibly even memorizing) it over and over, you are much more natural because you’ve made the words your own and can really put feeling and emphasis into what you are saying. By writing out just the first few sentences of the following sections, you will see a big jump in your confidence and your results

1. Script the very beginning of the presentation. There are many sales people who just show up to meet a customer without thinking about how they are going to start the conversation. You don’t want to hem and haw at the beginning of the sales call; this is when you want to focus on building rapport and creating a strong first impression. Know what questions you want to ask the customer right out of the gate and what information you want them to know from the beginning.

2. Script any major value propositions. If there is something that really makes your product stand out, don’t wing it. Make sure you have a solid delivery of this core material.

3. Script your close. The statements and questions you use when you close your sales should be clear, consistent, and confident. When you lack confidence in how you are asking, it is often perceived as a lack of confidence in what you are asking. Don’t let your clients misinterpret your stumbling for the right word for an inability to have confidence in your products and services. Another benefit of scripting certain parts of the sales presentation is that it allows you to be consistent. This consistency allows you to test, measure, and improve your results over time.

Just like a surgeon has a set method for performing open-heart surgery, you want to know exactly how your sales presentations will go. Obviously, because of the inherent nature of human interactions, it won’t go exactly as you script it (unfortunately you can’t script what the customer will say). You will find, though, that the process on your end becomes more fluid, more relaxed, more successful, and ultimately, a lot more fun.