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Confirmation etiquette advice please

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PurseyHandbag Fri 19-May-06 23:47:24

I am godmother to the son of my oldest friend, even though she knew when she asked me that I do not have a religious belief (though a thoroughly C of E upbringing). Anyway, the upshot is that I've never had anything to do with confirmations before, his is taking place this Sunday and we are invited to attend. I was planning to give a (heathen) gift of money in a savings account - is it also appropriate to give a card, and if so, what do you say? Not congratulations I presume...

alexsmum Sat 20-May-06 00:03:31

yes it's appropriate to give a card.just put something lik ethinking of you on your special day,
or 'love and thoughts,

chapsmum Sat 20-May-06 00:10:03

The confirmation usually involves the god parents. It is a confirmation of the baptismal promise, except he is making the promise rather than his parents making it for him. The godparents usually sponser in the same way..
I would think a well done card would be fine. or something like that...??
Enjoy your day???

alexsmum Sat 20-May-06 00:20:42

my godparents didn't come to my confirmation.just my parents.

chapsmum Sat 20-May-06 00:24:06

ahh well I'm sure every church is different, it has been a long time....
Sorry if post is completelyunhelpful

PurseyHandbag Sat 20-May-06 00:39:10

Thanks all - i know my friend's family don't mind what I do but I'd like them to think I'd tried to get it right! have a good weekend.

Skribble Sat 20-May-06 01:16:26

You can buy confirmation cards.

inaminute Sun 21-May-06 11:32:22

Your godson will appreciate the money now and the card later in life when he looks back in his memory box you could always get the memory box for him (or make one!) to start him off . Confirmation is a big deal as its the childs first step alone into decision making for his faith. My son makes his confirmation in June a very grown up day Hope this helps enjoy

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