The following are a series of photos of my boys on their Christening days...
As you may have noticed, the christening gown is the same in each of the photos. I'm nothing if not an old romantic and I think there's nothing more special than something that is steeped in history. I did have a christening gown of my own somewhere but I decided I wanted to start our own family tradition with a Camera christening gown.
My Mum lovingly sewed the whole outfit, including the hat. She also hand sewed all the small beads onto the lace. That's a lot of beads! Her eyes probably wouldn't be able to handle that today but back then she managed to do it. I loved the gown and all three of my boys got to wear it - although we had to make some hurried last minute alterations to the legs just hours before Samuel's christening because he was a little larger than the other two :)
This is my Mum pictured with my Dad and Samuel on his Christening day.
Now, I'll put it on record that should I have grandchildren one day, I don't expect my sons or daughter in-laws to use the same gown for their children...but I would be very chuffed if they did!! Hey, even if it skipped a generation and a great grandchild got to wear it, how cool would that be?! But even if that doesn't happen, I think it's very special that all three boys got to wear a gown handmade by their grandmother.
Do you have a special family heirloom that has been passed down
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