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Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Glasgow children taking their first Holy Communion from Pope John Paul II at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in 1982
Glasgow children taking their first Holy Communion from Pope John Paul II at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow in 1982
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THE KIDS OF today will be doing very well in later years if they keep their communion money safe into adulthood.

A survey revealed this morning that children making their First Holy Communion receive an average of €570 in cash from family, neighbours and friends.

About one in four are even gifted more than €800 for the occasion.

Is this too much? Or is it an appropriate way to mark a big day in the child’s life?

We’re asking today: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?


Poll Results:

€20 or under (4696)
€21 - €49 (4056)
€50 - €99 (2600)
€10 or under (795)
No present or money (668)
A present instead of money (644)
€100+ (460)







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