Ways to Write a Baptism Invitation Card

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Ways to Write a Baptism Invitation Card
You can create beautiful invitations for your baby's baptism. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

A baptism is a very special time in the life of a child, as the little one is welcomed and initiated into the Christian faith. Therefore, you will want to celebrate this joyous day with your friends and family. You'll need to send out invitations appropriate to the event.

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Start off your invitation with a quotation from the Bible to affirm the meaning of this religious event. One suggestion is Luke 18:16, which states "Let the children come to me...for to such belongs the kingdom of God." Another option is to write your own words that relate to God's way. An example from Colors by Design is "On this day, we place our children in God's hands forevermore." Try writing your own as well.

Including Godparents

The godparents will play an important role in the ceremony and in your baby's life, so consider including them on the invitation. At the end of the invitation, you could write "Godparents: " followed by the names of the two individuals. Another option is to have the wording state that you are inviting the guests to a baptism or dedication in honour of [your child's name] and in acknowledgment of his godparents [the godparents' names].


You will want to note the formality of the event in the invitation. If you are having a casual barbecue at your house after the ceremony, use abbreviations. For example, write "Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m." However, if you have rented out a fancy catering hall for the day, use wording such as "Saturday, the first of July at three o'clock in the afternoon." Indicated formality is important because it will help your guests know how to dress, for example.


Since baptisms are such wonderful events, guests may travel from a long distance to attend the affair. You should include a list of local hotels or even block off rooms at a hotel for a discounted rate if you know that a lot of out-of-towners will be attending. Consider including a directional card to both the church and the reception location, as well as public transportation near the locale.

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