Is it appropriate to give money and a card as a First Communion gift for someone who is not a relative and I have only known for a few months?
Why would it not????
If you aren't comfortable with money, yet don't know them well enough to choose a gift, perhaps a gift certificate to the local Catholic supply store? :)
Money is a perfectly good First Communion gift.
In some church or cathedrals they have shops what sells religious items
@Jenny35 I live in a midsize town in the Southeast, no Catholic supply stores. Thanks!
@Aran Houlihan Our parish does not have a gift shop and the nearest cathedral is two hours way. Thanks!
@kag1982 and GEddie Thanks! I feel better.
No problem… I got a check from my grandma when I made my First Communion. There is nothing that says that you need to get the child a religious object. A check and a nice card is just fine.
Normally, a first communion gift is either a rosary or a crucifix necklace. But, money and a card is fine too.
Just be sure it’s a religious card. Children hate atheist cards. They might try to convert them away from the Faith.
Thanks! I got a religious card.