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So you've suddenly found yourself invited to a baby shower with a Christian theme, and you're not entirely sure what to get the expecting mother and child. Sure, even if you happen to be Christian yourself, there's always the worry of buying the same thing as someone else, or possibly stepping on any toes. Using a gift card, however, eliminates the possibility of duplicate gifts or inadvertently offending anyone by showing up with the wrong gift. But where on earth does one find Christian baby shower gift cards? Don't fret! This article will show you how to make the most out of the situation and provide you with several ideas!
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Finding Traditional Christian Gift Cards
When I hear the phrase "gift card" I instantly think of cards that offer a preset amount of money so the person receiving it can make their own choice about what they end up with. Unfortunately, not every store offers a gift card, and you might find that it ends up being extremely frustrating. A Google search will yield very few Christian stores that offer gift cards, but don't you fret! There are a few options you have to combat this. The first is the ability to create a gift card from scratch, explained in the section below, or take the route of buying a gift card that is more general (such as a Visa gift card) and presenting it with a Christian card or a small simple gift such as a rosary, a small wooden cross, or a small Ichthus (Jesus Fish) that can be used to decorate the newborn's room.
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Creating Traditional Gift Cards
You could go the route of creating your own gift card by using a program such as Adobe Photoshop to make a card. You can use different types of brushes and shape packs to decorate it, and then simply place it into an envelope with detailed instructions. You could offer to buy the child Sunday dress clothes when they are older, religious story books, or you could let the mother pick out an item under a certain amount of money and offer to buy it for her. This eliminates any guess work you might have to do, especially if you are worried about buying the same present as someone else.
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Finding or Making Christian Cards to Go With Gifts
If you've already got the perfect gift in mind, but you're not entirely sure what kind of card you would like, you've got a few options. Below are a few sites that offer printable Christian gift cards.
Blue Mountain offers a collection of adorable baby shower cards, several with Christian undertones. I highly suggest that you take a look at this site, as they've been know to be the best of the best for years.
If you're more of a do-it-yourselfer, I've also got a few different suggestions for you. Feel free to find some attractive fonts that would look beautiful on the front of a card, and simply insert your own graphics. Now, you can spend forever and ever on the internet trying to track down the perfect image, or you could take a little help from some coloring pages that we've found.
Then, pick yourself up a box of crayons and color it in. Or, if you want to help mom-to-be keep herself entertained in the 8th month of her pregnancy, write a little message in the card saying that it's a great low-stress activity for her.
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Christian Baby Gift Tags
Leaving a tag on a present is extremely traditional, and if you're looking to make your own you're in luck. Bright Hub has a great tutorial on how to make Christmas Gift Tags All you will have to do is find some great free Christian graphics or paintbrushes to decorate them with. I'll get you started with a few great resources.
If you're running Photoshop, you can easily use martyJswizzle's Collection of Christian Symbols to decorate your work. These range from angels, Ichthus, doves, crosses, and more.
kellielli28 has provided the general public with a set of very attractive Small Cross Brushes, which would look absolutely fantastic in the corner of a gift tag.