Confirmation is an important ritual in a lot of young Christians' lives. Family and friends from all over come together to enjoy the beautiful moment.
And like most coming-of-age celebrations, along with the happiness and congratulations are plenty of gifts! Typical confirmation gifts are money, a gift card, or some sort of religious token (e.g. jewelry, books, rosaries, etc).
Sure, these are all nice and carry a lot of meaning, but is that what a young adult really wants as they are going through this rite of passage?
Scrapple lover Dana doesn't think so:
I like scrapple so much that my grandmother gave me a package of it for my confirmation gift. I may be the only person in history to ever get scrapple as a gift. I'm 38 now but I'll never forget that present.
You know what...I can't even remember what any of the other gifts were. Scrapple trumped them all!
Decades later and that scrapple gift STILL stands out in Dana's mind. I think I see a new trend coming in confirmation gifts. Would it be wrong to start selling scrapple in the shape of various Saints?
Have you ever received scrapple as a gift? Tell us about it in the comments!
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