I think most of us are familiar with the custom of a family handing down a baptismal gown from generation to generation - a beautiful tradition, indeed.
Well, this weekend I encountered another great tradition: handing down a First Communion dress!
In the photo above, Willa is front and center and wearing her First Communion dress which was also worn by: her grandmother, Claire (far right); her great aunt, Mary Ellen (dark dress); her aunt, Elizabeth (yellow dress) and her mother, Meighan (far left).
And by the way: Mary Ellen is Meighan's godmother, Meighan is Elizabeth's godmother and Elizabeth is Willa's godmother!
This is a family of traditions!
In addition to strengthening family customs and bonds, handing down a First Communion dress might relieve all involved of excessive focus on "the dress" -- not to mention eliminating the cost of such an item.
Does anyone else have an experience of such a custom?
What do you think of this?
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