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Christening or Baptism Articles

May the Lord give His angel charge over you, to guide you in all your ways. --The Bible, Psalm 91:11

Read through Christening or Baptism articles that the EliteDresses team originally wrote to help you prepare and plan for an unforgettable Christening for your child.

Christening/Baptism Articles:

1. How to Prepare for your Child's Christening

2. The Perfect Baptism Favors

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Christening

Your child’s christening is a very significant event for your family. It signifies your child’s entry to the Christian world. Faith is an essential part in people’s lives.  Faith has its way of uniting people. Your child’s baptism reflects your strong faith in God and love for your child.

A child’s baptism is also an opportunity for family and friends to come together and celebrate. Make your child’s christening a joyous and memorable occasion.  A christening is a wonderful event and should be stress-free.  It is better if parents work hand in hand in making the necessary preparations.

Here are some tips that you might find useful in preparing for your child’s christening:

Church requirements

Go to your church and inquire about baptismal procedures.  Some churches specify dates for baptismal rites. Other churches entertain parents’ requests to have the baptismal performed on their preferred date.  Many churches conduct baptismal ceremonies in groups.  There are some parents who wish to have solo baptismal rites but only selected churches cater to this kind of set-up.

Child’s godparents

Selecting your child’s godparents is a very important decision. Remember that every godparent will become an important figure in your child’s life.  Choose godparents who can be good role models for your child. Make sure that your child’s godparents can help guide your child as he grows. It is vital that you are close to the child’s chosen godparents because you are partly entrusting your child in their hands.

Christening gown

There are many lovely christening gowns to choose from.  It is advisable to select a christening gown that is not only beautiful but also suits your child’s delicate skin. Babies have sensitive skin. Some fabrics can easily irritate their skin. Make sure you select a christening gown of high quality and made from comfortable fabrics.

Christening keepsakes

Make the occasion more memorable by giving out personalized christening keepsakes to family and friends attending the celebration.  Christening giveaways can be something significant to the event. Examples of baptismal giveaways are personalized frames with the child’s name and poem; cross key chains, resin figures of a baby; children’s music CDs; small glass figures with glass etchings and many more.

The Perfect Baptism Favors

It was a breeze planning your dream wedding, you had a fun time preparing your baby shower and now, it is time to make sure that your child’s baptism would be as good as the past occasions that you have prepared. Christening is one important event in your child’s life; it is the official naming ceremony conducted either by your church or non-secular group.

Your child’s baptism is a once in a lifetime occasion wherein you will see your baby wearing cute Christening gowns. When your child wears the cute christening dresses he or she will definitely look more angelic. The baby christening dresses come in different style suited for the little boys and little girls. But you have to make sure that you choose something comfortable or else your baby may cry or wail all throughout the ceremony.

Since your child’s christening is one of the most anticipated event not only by the family but as well as your friends. You would want to have the perfect baptism favor that you can give out to your guests for them to remember this wonderful event. There are different kinds of baptism favors that you can find on the net or even in the local stores. All of them are beautiful; you would find it hard to decide on which one to choose.

A perfect baptism souvenir should possess the following qualities:

·         It should be something religious, because baptism is a spiritual event so it should carry the theme. If you belong to the Christians, you may want to give mini-bibles, angels, doves or anything that would represent Christianity.

·         Think of a practical baptism souvenir, most common choice is knick knacks. But you have to think that it may end up in the storage box as soon as your guests reached their homes. You may want to give something that they can use like key holder, candles and frames.

·         Personalized baptism favors are definitely perfect. You may want something do be created only for your child; or have your child’s name attached to the favors. You may want to put a personal thank you note on the souvenir or a Biblical verse to make sure that you still carry the spiritual theme of the event.

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