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Thank You Communion Cards

First Holy Communion is an incredibly special milestone that you want to commemorate with family and friends properly. Thank you communion cards are an easy and meaningful way to thank those who attended your holy communion and share in the joy of it. Read on to learn more about how these cards work, what they should include, and how you can make your own with Optimalprint.

What Is Holy Communion?

Holy Communion, also known as the Eucharist, is a sacrament in the Christian faith that symbolizes Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples before his death. As written in the Bible, Jesus told his disciples to remember him through this ritual whenever they ate bread and drank wine. This act of remembrance is celebrated during the Mass or Communion service in many Christian denominations.

The bread and wine served are seen as symbols of Jesus’ body and blood, and those who partake in Holy Communion are believed to be receiving the body and blood of Christ, a sign of spiritual unity. For young people, first communion is a rite of passage. It marks the beginning of full membership in the Christian Church and signifies a special bond with Jesus Christ.

How Holy Communion Thank You Cards Work

Family, friends, and fellow worshippers attend a young person's first Holy Communion to join in their celebration of commitment to faith. The event usually consists of a ceremony in which the young person takes Communion and a reception following. For many families, it is considered customary to send a message of thanks to attendees a few days or weeks after the gathering. This is to not only express gratitude for their presence at the first Holy Communion but to also formally commemorate it. The first communion thank you cards often serve as keepsakes long after they have been sent and received.

First Holy Communion thank you cards can look different depending on an individual's personal taste and style. Some are formal and traditional, while others take on a more modern or unique aesthetic. But whatever the case, all cards typically include the same core elements:

Message of Thanks

The first and most obvious part of thank you communion cards is a message of thanks. What that looks like is completely up to the sender, although many people opt for a simple statement like, “Thank you for celebrating my first Holy Communion with me" or “Thank you for your prayers and support on my special day.”

Communion Details

The second part of first Holy Communion thank you cards usually lists the communion details. This includes important dates such as when the ritual took place, who officiated it, and at what location (e.g. church or home).


Finally, first communion cards are usually signed by the first communicant and their parents. This is to formally close the message and signify that it came from them.


Images are an optional component of first Holy Communion thank you cards, but definitely worth including if you have great photos from the event.

Bible Scripture

Some people opt to include a Bible scripture or quote related to the significance of Communion in their first holy communion thank you cards.

Create Personalized Communion Cards of Your Very Own

While some stores carry pre-made packs of first Holy Communion thank you cards, those are not nearly as special as making your own. With Optimlaprint's online resources, we help you create personalized first Holy Communion cards that will be remembered and cherished for years to come. Our professional services can help you create unique, customized cards for your special day that represent you because thank you communion cards should be be more than just a thank you.

The best part is that you don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to get started. All you need is access to a computer or mobile device. From there, you have the power to design your first Holy Communion thank you cards the way you want using one of our existing templates.

Here is a step-by-step breakdown of how the process works:

Pick a Base Template

Start things off by choosing one of many thank you communion card templates. Optimalprint has a range of options, such as those specifically designed for girls, for boys, ones with photos, and ones without photos. With such a selection, you will find your perfect thank you communion cards in a flash. But that isn't all, these cards come in multiple configurations as well: folded, single-sided, and double-sided. You can even pick a paper finish, such as glossy or uncoated.

Customize Your Design

Next comes an even more fun part – getting creative. You can customize your thank you communion cards by adding text, images, and other graphics. For example, you could add your own photos of the communion ceremony or a meaningful quote from scripture. You can even customize the colours and font styles for the text with our easy-to-use editor.

Proof and Print

The third step is to proofread your design and check if your thank you communion card is just what you imagined it to look and sound. While it may seem unnecessary, it is in your absolute best interest to look over your communion thank you communion cards with a fine-toothed comb. That way, you can catch any glaring typos or low-quality images that may have slipped through the cracks.

If and when you are satisfied with your thank you communion cards design, you can place your order and have the cards shipped to you. Optimalprint's speedy delivery ensures your thank you communion cards will arrive in a jiffy.

Optimalprint is proud to have a hand in creating photo thank you cards first communion recipients hold onto forever. Our goal is to make the process of creating personalized thank you communion cards as easy and stress-free as possible. Go ahead and explore our selection of Holy Communion thank you cards to get started. With Optimalprint, you can make the most beautiful and meaningful thank you communion cards with just a few clicks!