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First of all, make sure your cousin approves of the content of the gift. Nothing sucks more than putting your heart and soul into something, and the recipient gawking and not accepting it.
If you already have her blessing to start making it, I say that it is such a cute and thoughtful idea! Provide poems, laws, stories, simple rituals that the child may, in due time, be apart of or the main participant in - wiccaning, naming, dedication, initiation, and so on. Provide simple tables for correspondences and whatnot. And stickers, photos, pictures from the web, handdrawn - anything colorful and engaging. I have two young children and I am making a family BOS for them to enjoy and hopefully one of them will take part on this Path and I will hand it down to them.
Once again, this is such a thoughtful gift and if a child is raised openly and lovingly, this would be a perfect learning tool for the child to choose their own path :D
My cousin approves and knows that I follow the wiccan/pagan path. She is looking forward to me making one for her.
well iam glad for u and her and the baby the would be a great idea to craft a book for a gift to the baby sence u and her are best friends
May I suggest looking up a wiccaning for the child and write it in there its like there initiation like a version of a christaning. Also here is a poem used at my childrens wiccaning thought you can use it
start the book with this
Spirits of the ancestors, we call to you to take notice
a child has been born to continue your line!
Once again, a link if forged in the ancient chain
and we are all connected that much tighter.
Bless this child then; she carries your memory forward to the future!
We bring before you today on of yours, people of our past,
one who will continue what you have started long ago.
She is one of you, one of the family that reaches so far back,
and she will need to be guided until she/he is ready
to assume her reponsibilities
Be with her/him and and as she grows be by her side to help.
come today and learn who he/she is, come and celebrate with us!
May the goddess and god walk beside this child throughout her life
guiding her steps into the way proper to her
guiding her way along the sacred path
Thank you, I will take that in consideration! :)