In Baptism we become adopted Children of God and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven. We are filled with God’s grace and the Holy Spirit comes and dwells in our hearts. There is no gift that can compare with the gift that God gives us, but to the newly baptized, we can give them something meaningful and beautiful to reflect the nature of the sacrament.
A baptismal medal is a thoughtful gift because it is a lasting gift and it can be worn for a lifetime – in that respect, it reflects the permanent nature of baptism. A sterling silver medal is particularly appropriate for a baptism, because it is a precious metal, thereby symbolizes the great value of baptism. And sterling silver has a light and luminous quality, which reflects the beauty and purity of a newly baptized soul.