Tuesday, 27 April 2010

So proud....

On May 18th, Boy Oneder will be confirmed as a Catholic. He is taking this sacrament very seriously. Thanks to both his school and his Nanna, who he has chosen as his sponsor, he truly understands the meaning of the sacrament of Confirmation.

Of course, there will be a party to celebrate this blessed event, and on May 30th, we will have a nice lunch at the banquet hall where Hubster and I had our wedding reception. Actually, it's the restaurant attached to the hall, but you get the idea. One Italian tradition for big events like weddings, baptisms, First Communions and Confirmations is to give the guests "bombonieres". These are like a little thank you for coming to celebrate with us and are usually something like a candy bowl, a picture frame or a small vase. I used to love getting these little gifts, but after receiving my third gravy boat, it got a little old.

So, for Boy Oneder's Confirmation, I asked him if he would like to give a donation to a charity instead of a physical gift. He loved the idea. I left him with the task of choosing the charity he wanted to donate to and last night, he asked if he could choose two. I told that absolutely he could choose two. He chose The Leukemina Foundation in memory of my Dad and The Liver Foundation in memory of Hubster's Dad. I was so touched that he wanted to include them both in his special day.

Here is the Thank You card I made. It is bad quality here because I just did a print screen and used "Paint" to create a file for you to see, but it will be printed on blank beige cards:



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3 comments:

Kate said...

I think a donation is a wonderful idea, Dawn. Way to go Frankie and congratulations on your special day!

mapsgirl said...

What a very thoughtful young man. Congrats, Frankie!

Rocca's said...

Card is great Dawn! o.k. you need to help me make one (maybe), we gave Katrina the choice too but she hasn't decided yet. She likes the Humane Society but her heart is with the Cancer Society because of Papa Joe or she may go with the bombonieres, it's her Confirmation Day so it's her choice but I do like the idea of a donation. Our kids are growing up. God Bless to both!!

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