... a jar full of love and good wishes
Pebble Wishes Jar
Everyone brings/is given a pebble which they hold throuhgout the ceremony and infuse them with good wishes for the child and the family. These are then collected in a jar to
be retained as a keepsake.
Balloons can be released with messages of love attached, written by those present and absent family/friends. Wishes can also be received from afar to be attached and released.
Best Wishes Box
Everyone has a small card to write on their hopes and wishes for the child and the family. During the ceremony they place the cards into the box and the family opens them at a time of their choosing.
Family and friends place something of significance from the date of the child’s birthday or naming day into a box to be opened on his/her 21st birthday. This can be messages, small gifts, money(!).
True Love Tree
During the ceremony family and friends attach their messages of love and good wishes to the True Love Tree which can be a branch of a tree from the garden or a wall hanging.
Rose Petal Shower
The colours of rose petals
have symbolic meanings - White for innocence and purity, Yellow for friendship, Pink for unconditional love. Choose one colour or many for your family and friends to create a rose petal shower to celebrate the naming of your child.
Unity Sand Ceremony
from separate containers is poured by the parents and/or immediate family into one larger container to be kept as a reminder that the child’s family is united in his/her care.
Often used in wedding ceremonies this ancient Celtic tradition uses symbolic coloured
ribbons, chosen by the parents, to bind the family together in love and commitment to the wellbeing of the child.
Circle of Love and Protection
Everyone holds hands to create a circle around the family unit as the naming takes place, to 'lock in' their commitment
to love and protect the child always.