How to Personalize a Jewish Ceremony with a Custom Kippah

The kippah has become one of the most visible religious emblems in Judaism. It is a custom which evolved as a sign of the recognition that there is someone “above” who watches our every act. Some Jews only wear kippot while praying, others wear it for the entire day, making sure not to walk more than a few feet without it. Regardless of how or if you choose to follow the practice of wearing a head covering, it is a widespread custom to follow as a sign of respect in a place of worship during important life events. 

 

 

Weddings

Jewish weddings come with cultural traditions and rituals as they do with all nuptials. If you are planning a Jewish ceremony, you may be in the process of deciding which of these practices, such as a ketubah signing or Torah reading, will be right for you and your fiancé. The rituals that you eventually decide to incorporate often come down to religiosity and family tradition, but there are many ways to personalize or modernize these practices.

 

You may have to work together with your officiant, rabbi or cantor in order to craft a one-of-a-kind service that injects your personality into your nuptials. Consider handing out unique wedding yarmulkes, otherwise known as kippot, that speak to your relationship, overarching wedding theme or big-day color palette. 

 

These head coverings can be ordered in just about every color and material, incorporating this religious component into the grand scheme of your day. Klipped Kippahs even offers custom pattern options, such as plaid or floral, so you can choose or create a print that speaks to you. 

 

However you decide to personalize your Jewish wedding, passing out a custom kippah is a guaranteed way to make a statement. If you are having a hard time deciding how to add your own touch, there are so many options available to inspire your choice. A special accompaniment to these religious accessories is an explanatory note to teach non-Jewish guests about the significance of a kippah and to encourage attendees to wear them, regardless of their beliefs. 

 

 

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs 

 

A Bar Mitzvah is one of the most joyous events that anyone will experience. Often times it is celebrated at the same scale as a wedding. Similar to a wedding, there is a ceremony and then a big party that follows. This festivity honors the coming of age of a young man or woman is celebrated with food, music and dancing with family and friends. 

 

Many families create themed Bar & Bat Mitzvah events to make this once in a lifetime milestone even more special. Every 13-year-old kid has special things they really like, such as music, sports, movies, dance, food, fashion- the list goes on and on. Themes for these parties are wide open to their imagination. 

 

As with any event at this scale, coordination is needed to tie everything together. The desired theme can be incorporated in a number of ways, such as décor, music choices, food, invitations, recommended dress and venue decisions. Klipped Kippahs can commemorate the occasion with kippots that revolve around a particular color scheme or type of fabric. 

 

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah that prefers to have a more low-key attire can select a simpler design such as a solid color. Of course, there is always the contrasting desire for complexity as well. Kippahs can be personalized with different panel color swatches, stitching and rim colors, and outside monograms and logos. Klipped Kippahs can also commemorate the Bar Mitzvah boy or Bat Mitzvah girl by including their name inside as well as the date or even the location of the event space.

 

The kippot can be selected to fit the size range of those attending the party- with the sizes and shapes determined by the amount of kids, young adults and adults that will be present. After the event, the personalized kippahs make great party favors. They can continue to be worn by those who received them, it perpetuates the occasion and becomes a wonderful reminder of the ceremony and festivities of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

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