Quick. Custom. A trendy confirmation invitation to suits parent and child. Naptime Productions offers unique confirmation invitations at very reasonable prices and lovely photo invitations that will be a lasting keepsake of the day.
Traditional symbols for Confirmation are the decending dove, flame, the colors red and gold, and, of course, the cross. You will find these incorporated into our new line of confirmation invitation designs which capture the importance of this milestone.
Stylish Confirmation Invitations
Whether you choose to make your own or have it made, the confrimation cake is the centerpiece of the dessert table. We found some incredible confirmation cakes on Flickr! Click these links to see them:
In some churches, it is traditional to select a Patron Saint name as your confirmation name. Any saint could be chosen who shares a special kinship. They serve as a heavenly patron you should attempt to imitate. We found a wonderful site that indexes saints< as related to specific topics, and offers a profile on each. We found this a wonderful resource to find just the right saint that inspires you to be a better Christian.
"They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:3-4)
A decending dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit arriving from heaven. Also a symbol of peace, the Dove is a very popular symbol for Confirmation.
Laying of Hands
Laying of hands to receive the holy spirit is part of the ceremony of Confirmation, which confirms and completes the promises of Baptism.
"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit"" from Acts 8:14-17
"The essential rite of Confirmation is anointing the forehead of the baptized with sacred chrism (in the East other sense-organs as well), together with the laying on of the minister's hand and the words: "Accipe signaculum doni Spiritus Sancti" (Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.) in the Roman Rite, or "The seal of the gift that is the Holy Spirit" in the Byzantine rite.
"When Confirmation is celebrated separately from Baptism, its connection with Baptism is expressed, among other ways, by the renewal of baptismal promises. the celebration of Confirmation during the Eucharist helps underline the unity of the sacraments of Christian initiation." (from www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P3V.HTM)