Preserving First Communion Memories

May 5, 2017

       Springtime is practically here and with it brings about the blooming of flowers and foliage, but it may also bring a new chapter in your child’s life: First Communion.

       And with making the important First Communion Sacrament comes the need to purchase a communion dress for your little girl or a suit for your little boy.  Whether you have already obtained a dress or suit, or you are running out soon to get one, the main question after the mass has finished and your child has completed their First Communion is what to do with the clothing now?

       Personally, that answer was easy for my mom, and, I’m sure, for many of you.  Preserve it!           

First Communion Dress Preservation

      Preservation of the outfit is important whether it be just for the sake of memories – like my mom did – or, if you’re like the Moiser family in Hawaii and want to start a tradition.               

       The Moiser family tradition consisted of passing down the First Communion dress which was worn by two generations beforehand: the grandmother and the mother.  And now, it was time for the daughter to make her First Communion and to wear that special dress.

       Unfortunately, they did not have the proper garment bag, and the dress was not in its best shape when the time came for the daughter to complete the Sacrament.  Luckily, the family was able to restore the dress in time for their daughter’s communion, and this time, they knew to keep the dress in a proper garment bag, like the one we have here at Foster-Stephens.

       The child-size muslin garment bag is a great way to store and keep your child’s special clothing safe.  It can be personalized and also acts as a buffer to light and other contaminants that can harm the fabric.  It’s the perfect way to preserve your child’s clothing and the memories it brings!


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