In our photographic and televisual culture, memory is most often associated with images. But while photos can forever capture the look of an event, memory is often better stimulated through senses other than vision. Religious apparel such as bris outfits or christening gowns are mementos that can kindle memory with a touch long after the event at which they were worn.
Storing and Preserving Religious Apparel
Preservation bags are the best way to protect your child's baptism dress or first communion outfit from the effects of time. Preservation bags protect religious outfits from dust, dirt, light, and chemicals that can cause fading or discoloration.
There are two materials commonly used to make christening set preservation bags: cotton and Tyvek. Most preservation bags for children's religious apparel are made from 100% unbleached muslin. Button closures and padded hangers provide sealing and storage.
Tyvek is a synthetic material manufactured by DuPont. Tyvek is made from olefin, which is strong, lightweight, and abrasion-resistant. A preservation bag made from Tyvek will be water-resistant and acid and lint free.
Storage Tips for Children's Religious Outfits
To best preserve your child's bris outfit or christening dress, follow these simple storage tips: