Lisa and I both received emails about this really cute First Communion Stories Contest sponsored by Aquinas & More. From now until March 31 (next Wednesday) they’re inviting you to submit a story based on a true and positive memory about you or your child’s First Communion. Come back to the site during the month of April to vote on the stories and winners will be announced on May 3. First prize is a First Communion Dress or a $100 gift certificate.
The offer of a First Communion dress prize made me think about my own dress. When I made my First Communion in 1978, the dresses were shockingly short. Our shoulders were covered, but our bare knees stood out. My veil, a mess of tulle scrunched onto a too-tight, ear-pinching headband with a long piece of my mother’s original veil laid over it, draped far below the hem of my dress.
When I shopped for my older daughter’s dress, we had no trouble finding one of sufficient tea or floor length. However, we had trouble finding one with sleeves that covered her shoulders, so many dresses used spaghetti straps or were sleeveless. I’m sorry that Lisa and I don’t live closer so that we could more easily shop for our daughters’ dresses together.