Keepsake to marke Celebration Day

(11 Posts)
FamiliesShareGerms Sun 13-Jan-13 18:35:15

We have a lovely photo of the four of us from that day, which is one of the few that we have up on the wall

KristinaM Thu 10-Jan-13 21:16:10

What lovely family traditions smile

Wow angel what a lovely idea, there is so much wisdom on this adoption section of Mumsnet, lovely ideas.

AngelsWithSilverWings Wed 09-Jan-13 20:28:30

We kept the cake decoration too.

For both of ours we had a cake made in the shape of a car. We asked the cake lady to put number plates with the DCs initials and our surname on to celebrate the fact that they were getting a new surname.

This thread has made me happy thinking back to our celebration days. They really were two of the happiest days of my life.

Sorry, should have said that unsurprisingly the cake decoration for our wedding looked a lot like me and DH (same type dress etc - me, not DH!) and the dedication thing was a baby in pink, I think in cradle.... I expect that was all obvious. We expected to adopt a slightly older child which is why we would go for the same kind of updated thing.

Wow, these ideas are so beautiful, we are a long way away from that day so far but I LOVE these ideas, beautiful things that are hopefully full of meaning. I am making a note of them and one day hope to use them!

Sorry Bealola not adopted yet so can't offer a concrete idea, but we do have a birth DD and had her dedicated. As she was a baby still we had a special cake decoration which we kept long after the cake was eaten. Likewise with our wedding cake we had a special ornament on it and kept it. I think if we get to the celebration day stage that is what we would do, if we could not find a suitable ornament of sugar decoration that would last I think we would engage a relative (who is a cake maker) to find something suitable to use and to keep as this would add to the family tradition. I think I'd go for something to represent the child at the right stage/age, and although it would be something for me/us to keep I guess it would pass along to the child one day so it's not so much a gift as a part of the celebration ifswim!

Moomoomie Wed 09-Jan-13 20:02:00

We bought our daughters a gold bracelet each, adult size, for adoption day. We did intend to have them engraved but never did. Oops.

We also had family photographs taken at a local studio.

Also we invited all the family for a tea party at ours. We have had two adoption days for our three children. Very special days.

AngelsWithSilverWings Wed 09-Jan-13 19:33:43

I put together a scrap book of the day for my DS and again for my DD.

I included photos of us all sitting in the Judges chair , some with my DS wearing the Judges wig! Also photos of a special cake I had had made for the day and a selection of the cards that we received.

I had made formal invitations to the event so put one of those in as well as a copy of the menu from the restaurant where we had the celebration meal.

I also had their hand and footprint pressed into clay ( there was a pottery place next to the restaurant! ) on the day of the celebration.

Our day was so special , I hope your's is too!

fidelma Wed 09-Jan-13 19:22:14

The children love their books.

fidelma Wed 09-Jan-13 19:20:38

I am guessing this is the day you adopt your children?

I didn't have christenings for my children but a blessing.Which we did ourselves.The best thing (apart rom the party) was that we created a book for them.We asked everyone to put something in the book.

eg. a poem,religious text,a letter some children did a picture.It is not huge but they are filled with love and words of wisdom.It is also great for adding certificates etc. One named godparent wrote a letter saying welcome to the world and sadly they wouldn't be very good at the godly bit but that they would always be there for them with a meal round the table and a good bottle of wine.And they would be able to help them with ant advice they needed!
Happy days x

BeaLola Wed 09-Jan-13 14:36:19

Thinking ahead to a few months time (fingers crossed) was wondering if anyone bought their DC a keepsake to mark the occasion ?

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