Pirate Ship Money Box

Engraved pirate ship money box

This beautiful silver pirate ship is one of our most popular baby boys gifts, and rightly so.

Money boxes are always great gifts for babies and children because they give an incentive to start saving from an early age. All children should have their own money box.

Our pirate ship money box comes in two options, engraved or blank (standard).

Boys Gift Pirate Piggy Bank

Attention to detail

This gift always receives lots of attention and compliments. On camera it’s not easy to capture just how detailed and exquisite it really is.

There is the window, port holes, mast with cross bones etched onto the front, hanging front anchor, pirate flag on the top with skull and two ‘ropes’ going up from the ship to the mast. It is silver-plated and very reflective.

There is a slot on the top for children to drop coins inside, as well as a twist off opening underneath to access them.

Dimensions are 14cm x 6cm x 6cm. It’s the perfect size to be displayed with pride on a bedroom shelf or desk.

Jolly Roger Silver Pirate Ship

Personalised Money Box

At Angel Gifts, engraving is also offered as an option. You can choose to have up to two lines, with 25 characters per line (including spaces). The more text you have, the smaller the writing so less is more.

Some engraving ideas include:

  • Happy Birthday James
  • For Pirate Ryan
  • On Your Christening Lucas
  • Noah’s Pirate Ship
  • Well Done Thomas
  • 1st Birthday Liam
  • Christening Day 03.11.13

Silver Plated Pirate Ship

The pirate ship money box is the perfect baby boy gift for any occasion, especially as a boys christening gift.

Get yours for £11.25 including free delivery.

Christening Poems

christening poems

Here a few lovely christening poems to consider for your christening service.

Christening Poems

May angels guide you

May angels guide you on your journey in life,
and sprinkle you with their love and light.
May you have the gifts of laughter and song,
and be filled with dreams that last all the days long.
May you live and care with kindness and grace,
and know within your soul, courage and faith.
You will be wrapped in the warmth
of your family and friends, and rays of
love will shine on you without end.

A darling angel

Your darling little angel
Was sent from Heaven above
As you celebrate his (her) christening
You’re surrounding him (her) with love

A small child

A small child
So precious and sweet,
Has come into your lives
To make them complete.
Today is so special
In every which way
Enjoy baby (name)’s
Special Christening Day

First came love

First came love
Then came marriage
Then came (name)
In a baby carriage
Now’s the time
To make it all complete
And to hold the Christening
Of this child so sweet

Celtic blessing

May the strength of the wind and the light of the sun,
The softness of the rain and the mystery of the moon
Reach you and fill you.
May beauty delight you and happiness uplift you,
May wonder fulfil you and love surround you.
May your step be steady and your arm be strong,
May your heart be peaceful and your word be true.
May you seek to learn, may you learn to live,
May you live to love, and may you love – always.

Welcome precious little child

Welcome, precious little child,
So fresh from God above,
Baptised today in Jesus’ name,
Held in His arms of love.
May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear
And may our Heavenly Father
Always keep you in His care.

On this day

On this day of Baptism
May God, who loves us all,
Smile lovingly upon this child
So innocent and small
May He guide this darling girl
Throughout the years ahead
As blessings light the pathway
Where her tiny feet are led

Your tiny feet

May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear
And may our heavenly Father
Always keep you in His care

Your Guardian angel

Wherever You Go
Whatever You Do
May Your Guardian Angel
Watch Over You

Our darling daughter

No earthly joys could bring
More pleasure
Than our beautiful girl
To love and to treasure
So may angels guide
Your tiny feet
Our darling daughter
So small and sweet

Footprints

“Walk a little slower Daddy” said a child so small
“I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower Daddy,
For I must follow you.

A christening blessing

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

I hope you enjoy these christening poems and if you have any other suggestions please let me know.

Don’t forget to visit the Angel Gifts shop for a lovely christening gift.

11 Christening Day Facts

christening day facts

Over 10,000 christenings per month take place within Church of England churches. Around 7,000 of those a month are babies under a year old, and around 3,000 are aged between 1 and 12 years old.

All churches welcome christenings and are happy to baptise new youngsters.

Here 10 interesting facts about christenings

1. Is there a difference between a christening and a baptism?

The answer is no. There is no difference. Babies get ‘baptised’ during the ‘christening’. This is similar to couples getting ‘married’ at a ‘wedding’. The terminology can be confusing because people refer to baptisms gifts and christening gifts, and they sound like they may be different events.

The meaning of the word christening means becoming a Christian church member. Whilst baptism means to be immersed in water.

A baby or child is baptised with water when they are christened and become a member of the church.

2. What is the purpose of the baptism?

A baptism is said to signify the start of a child’s journey with God. This journey continues throughout their life and is a way of remembering that the child is loved by God and is a part of the church community. It also marks a celebration. It is a time when all the family and friends come together.

3. What happens during the christening service?

During the service, water will be blessed by the vicar and poured gently onto the baby’s head. The mark of the cross will be signed on their head. An oil may be used to do this and a special candle may be lit and given to one of the Godparents to hold.

The parents and Godparents make some promises on the baby’s behalf and prayers are said for the baby and family. The service will usually include some readings and some hymns.

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4. Does the christening give the baby’s name?

The official baby’s name is given by you when you register their birth. This name will be used during the baptism when the water is poured over the head.

5. Is anyone allowed a christening?

All babies, children and their families are welcomed by the church. It is not essential be married to have your child christened and you also do not have to be someone who goes to church often, nor have been christened yourself as parents.

Certain churches do insist that you live with the local area however, due to the popularity of christenings. If they christened babies and children from afar, there may not be space for the local children.

6. Are there any costs involved with a christening?

The christening service itself is completely free. However if you plan to have a party and food afterwards there will be costs. There can also be costs involved for any christening invitations you send, and of course a dress or outfit. It is possible to keep costs very low the more simple you make the occasion.

7. Where can I have my christening?

Usually a christening is carried out at your local church. If you want it to take place at a special church where you were married, or where you grew up, you would need to arrange to speak to the vicar there to assess availability. The chances are they will be happy to have you.

8. Is there an age limit to have a christening?

There is absolutely no age limit and you can have your baby or child christened at any time. After the age of seven however, the child will be expected to be able to make the promises to God themselves.

9. When can I have a christening?

Very often christening services take part within the main Sunday service of the church. Some churches do christenings at a separate time such as on the Sunday afternoon. The vicar will be able to advise of times.

10. What about the Godparents?

You can have as many Godparents are you like contrary to popular belief, and they don’t have to be married. It is traditional for boys to have two Godfathers and one Godmother, and for girls to have two Godmothers and one Godfather. The choice is entirely yours. Godparents do have to have been baptised themselves though.

The Godparents you choose should be people who you think will be there for your child, help them when they need it and be of an age to take part in the service.

11. How do I book a christening?

You will need to go along to your local church to see the vicar, give them a call or check out their website for how to arrange your day.

What To Wear To a Christening

A christening, like a wedding, is a happy event to be celebrated. But a lot of people don’t have a clue what to wear to a christening.

Although there is no official dress code, when going to a christening you would usually opt for a smart day time look, wearing light or bright colours. Black and dark clothes represent unhappy events.

A new baby has been born so it’s a celebration!

The time of year and weather will of course have a big impact on what you wear. In autumn and winter, women will be unlikely to be out in sandals and a mini skirt. It will more likely be trousers, coats and cardigans.

It is still possible to look cheery even though the sun may not be shining on the day with a few bright accessories.

Churches are also notoriously cold, so you will likely be keeping your coat on until the reception afterwards. If the day is during summer you will have your pick of a wide range of possibilities.

What to wear to a christening

what-to-wear-to-a-christening

For women aim to wear one of, or a mix of the following:

  • Feminine
  • Light
  • Bright
  • Floral
  • Avoid all black – it’s a celebration

For men aim to wear:

  • Smart but casual is acceptable, usually in trousers, a shirt and some shoes
  • Wearing a tie gives added bonus points but is in no way essential
  • Avoid jeans and trainers

Great places to look for ideas for a christening outfit are in these stores:

Next.co.uk – classic outfits for both young and older men and women

Debenhams.com – a wide range of clothes to suit every taste

Asos.com – always young and fresh, for those who like to wear the latest trends

Whatever you decide, don’t get too hung up on what to wear to a christening.

You just being there is what’s most important to the hosts, to help them celebrate the birth of their child. There is no doubt that any effort you put into what you wear will be much appreciated.

Remember to choose a traditional christening gift to take along with you. Something classic and charming such as a silver money box or a silver plated rattle is always a welcome keepsake.