This is a combination of two blog posts from earlier this year.
When my oldest daughter made her First Communion we wanted to do something special for the priest, who was a close family friend. We decided to make a banner. Since then, each First Communicant has made a small felt banner in honor of their special day, to present to the priest giving the First Communion. It has been a nice tradition and each child looks forward to designing and creating their banner. Since we know we are giving it away, we always take a picture of our First Communicant with their artistic creation.
Here they are, all six of them!
Having just gone through our last First Communion, I guess the family traditions that we have established are seeming a bit more important. The other very important tradition in our family, associated with First Communion, is a framed photo of the First Communicant with their priest. Only one child didn’t have a pic with the priest as it didn’t turn out well. Here they are, all in unique silver frames: