A child's baptism is a significant milestone in her life. Different church traditions view baptism differently; however, most carry the theme of becoming part of the larger church body. The baby is symbolically washed free from sin through the baptism ceremony. You should thank the friends and loved ones who have become witnesses to your baby's baptism or who have given your baby gifts. A sincere thank-you note will be much appreciated.
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Write the name of the giver on a piece of paper along with the gift she gave your child. Make sure the giver and the gift match. Then write, "Dear (name of guest)," as your opening on the card. Make the thank-you note personal, addressing each guest by his first name, rather than sending out a generic message.
Thank the recipient specifically for her gift or for her attendance -- or both. For example: "Thank you for the engraved silver frame." Or you can write: "Thank you for your presence at Billy's baptism."
Avoid flowery language; write what you mean. Simply writing, "Thank you for the beautiful silver engraved cup," is sufficient and communicates your gratitude adequately.
Conclude your thank-you note by expressing your gratitude for the gift giver. An example: "It meant so much to me that you were present at Elizabeth's baptism. The silver cup you gave will remind her of your love and thoughtfulness for years to come."
Tips and warnings
- Write down your message on a piece of scrap paper before writing it in your thank-you note. This will allow you to rewrite or tweak your words without wasting thank you cards.
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