Years ago, when my daughter made her own First Communion, I made her an "I Hope" carousel. She is 13 now, and it still sits on her desk because she loves it. She said it serves as inspiration to her. I love that...
This year, a close family friend made her own First Communion. I decided to make her an "I Hope" carousel, in honor of the momentous event.
I had most of the statements saved in a Word document, so I simply printed them out on cardstock.
I did a photo shoot with her a few weeks before the actual event, so I could have pictures to add.
Our family created our own personal statements and added them to the carousel. I encouraged the kids to write something from the heart for our friend, Maddyn, and they went to work.
I added a few embellishments. Many included felt flowers of some sort...
I gave it to her before her party, so that her own family members could include their wishes for her during her party.
And I included a few photos of the church by itself. I think sometimes we forget to step back and include those types of things. Who knows what it will look like as time goes by, right?
Thanks for letting me share. Feel free to lift the idea! It would be perfect for a graduation or a confirmation as well!!