Crafting your own creative cards for a baptism is easy to do with a little bit of planning. Mark the introduction of your child or renewal of life with God through creative cards that can be personalised with your own message and decorations. This is an inexpensive way to save time and money when following etiquette, both formal and informal, within your church congregation. Writing your own personal Baptism invitations is a nice personal touch when asking others to share in your special day.
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Things you need
- Construction paper
- Paper bag
- Blank invitation cards
- Word processing program
- Glue stick
- Craft pens or pencils
- Scrapbook stickers
Choose the words you would like to use inside your invitations. Use a favourite Bible verse or Hymnal verse to give your invitation character and hold a personal message. Also, include the date, time, place, and possible celebration location for after the ceremony. Place an RSVP at the bottom of the card with contact information. The wording of the invitation can be both formal and informal.
Decide what type of card you are going to use. Many desktop or word processing programs offer free templates that you can type and print a card using your printer. Otherwise, you can make your own cards with construction paper, recycled bags or blank cards and glue printed words inside.
Type the words you choose for the inside of your card on your computer's word processing program or desktop publishing program. From here, use specially designed printer card paper to print the cards. For construction paper cards, print the verse and/or words onto a blank piece of paper to cut out and glue inside the card.
Fashion a card out of construction paper, reinforced brown paper bag or bakery bag or use blank invitations if you have not opted for a desktop card. Next, cut out and glue the words you've printed into the inside of the card. Glue the verse on the left side and the pertinent information on the right.
Use your own style to decorate the outside of the card. Use a stencil and craft pens or pencils to write a message on the front or add a decorative symbol or pattern. Glue pink or blue ribbons for girl or boy, or maybe even a yellow ribbon. Use craft book stickers to decorate in a less time consuming manner. These come in various patterns and word groups. Be creative.
Tips and warnings
- Be creative. Use cards you print from your home computer, but add your own decorative touch on the front.
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