Christening ideas

These days, the art of making and decorating christening cakes has become so perfected that the cake can be considered not only one of the primary  christening treats, but one of the most important decorative accents as well. It’s even hard to say what determines the selection of the christening cake more – its flavor or its beauty. Probably the best result is obtained when both of these things are coordinated equally.    It is popular to decorate the christening cake with symbols of childhood – baby shoes, flowers, little animals, a baby figure with the baby’s name, and so…
When christening an older child and in case more children of the same age take part in christening, it is important to make the celebration fun and exciting. And which children’s celebration can go without games? I offer a variety of children’s games, which will not allow the small rascals to get bored during the feast.        1) Teddy Bear’s Hide and Seek All the children are sitting blindfold in a row. Hide a teddy bear about 10 steps away. After hearing a signal all children start looking for the teddy bear and the first child to find…
A christening celebrated in nature’s beauty is inspiration for new ideas. Rather than writing wishes for the newly baptized child on ever-popular helium balloons, you can write them on origami figures made from paper. A favorite origami figure is a boat, which is inseparable from the most important symbol of baptism – water. Those who have read the Bible attentively could not have failed to notice that Jesus Christ himself was often near water… Including origami is appropriate if the christening will be celebrated near water – especially a stream or river. Most likely, children and adults participating in the…
If you think that the tradition of giving keepsakes to all of the guests is unacceptable, then you can prepare gifts to thank only the most important guests – the godparents.   What kind of gift should you give them – expensive or cheap, symbolic or practical?...   There is no single answer – it is a matter of choice for each family. The important thing is that the gift be from the heart, expressing thanks to the people who have taken on the weighty duty of being a godparent. The essence of this gift is to reciprocate the attention…
A beautiful idea for those who want a memorable and unsurpassed christening is a white dove release after the baptism ceremony. This symbolic ritual will make the celebration special and a pleasure for the eyes; and the doves will carry the wishes and desires of your loved ones to the heavens on their wings. In ancient religions, doves were the holy companions of the gods. Many early cultures sacrificed doves, believing that the rising smoke will please the gods. Early Christianity adopted this custom, and in the New Testament the dove is found as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.…
An invitation to a christening is like a ticket that you give to your friends and family, asking them to be with you at a special moment. It should include the imperative information – what, where and when – and the rest depends on your wishes and imagination, as well as how much time you have and how big your wallet is. Those short on time should stick to ready-made invitations – the abundance and variety available will satisfy even the most discriminating shopper. All you have to do is fill them out and post them. If your wishes are…
This is an important event for your family, so if you would like to express your thanks to the people who participated, you could send out thank you cards as one of the final accents to your christening celebration. This is a wonderful way to thank guests for coming and sharing their joy with you, and of course for their well wishes and christening gifts. Just like with reply cards, you can coordinate thank you cards with the invitations if you desire a subtle effect; they should reflect the color or theme of the christening celebration. So you should decide…
Baptism is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, so you want to turn it into a little fairy tale. A special christening outfit, accessories and table decor are not the only important things in creating a festive mood. The tradition of distinguishing baptism participants has grown very popular in the past years – guests are asked to wear special badges to identify them as participants of the celebration and witnesses to the conferment of the Sacrament of Baptism. These badges are later left to them as keepsakes. Of course, this tradition is not mandatory, but it does create a more festive mood and…
Non-traditional christening gifts can also be given on that special day. If you plan to give a non-traditional gift for that precious baby, you have a lot of options to think about. Here is a list of a few interesting christening gift ideas:   1. A hand-made story book with stories and drawings done by the parents, godparents and grandparents. Making a gift like this would unite the little one’s closest and most significant people.   2. Lullabies written and recorded by you.   3. An aged wooden chest, or one decorated with ethnic motifs, to store things that a…
In order to make a christening gifts personal and special, it is often inscribed, engraved or embroidered with the name and surname of the person who it is for, the date and place of the occasion are mentioned, initials, and so on. It is therefore likely that a child will get at least one or a few such gifts, personalized for him, for his christening. If you would like to stand out and be even more original, you can use Latin and impart the gift a piece of wisdom.   Latin is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church…