Silly me …. After going back into my email this morning to read some comments on the posts from last night, I realized there are a few ideas that my sister has done with the triplets!!!!
A. She set up a savings account with both of her godchildren (Jaden and Owen). On important days in their lives she will put a little money in their accounts. Then when they are older, they will have this account to do something special with their godmother. The most important part of this gift? She put a lot of thought into it. And its not just a one time giving gift … It’s a commitment that she is going to continue her relationship and will be there when they are older.
B. She made each of the boys (because she didn’t want to leave one out) a baptism box. Its a beautiful wooden box with a plaque with their name and baptism date on them. Its a keepsake for the gifts they received. Their christening gowns, a newspaper from the day, their certificate, candle, a knit blanket they received from our church and pictures. Something really special for the items that are so special.
C. I bought a personalized picture frame for each of the godparents. I had pictures printed the day of the baptism (thank you one hour photo!) and then put them in the frame before giving them. It was my way of showing them that I hold them in a special place and I recognize and value that they are special to my children’s lives.
The triplets were also baptized on Super Bowl Sunday …. And the packers won!!!! The party was green and gold. I made each godparent a shirt to wear during the game … It said godmother (or godfather) where the G was the Green Bay packer G. I was pretty proud of myself 🙂
D. I don’t know if rachael does this because she is an aunt or if its because she’s a godmother, but it doesn’t really matter. She always gets the boys their holiday outfits …. She got them Christmas sleepers for their first Christmas. She bought them St. Patty’s day outfits. She finds ways to let them know she is always thinking about them.
I hope you are motivated :). Now off to the terrible rainy and cold weather and laundry for me. I’ve got to get Jaden early for a doctor’s appointment today. Oh how I wish I didn’t have to go out in this crappy weather! I’m thinking I might have earned myself a pretzel …. What do you think?