How to write a christening letter

Updated March 24, 2017

A christening is another word for baptism, which is a religious ceremony that welcomes a new baby into the church. When it comes time for your baby to have a christening ceremony, you will not have to worry much about writing letters until after it's all done and over with. Friends and relatives will attend the christening and often a party afterward and bring food and gifts to the baby. After the festivities and celebration are over, you will need to write thank you letters to each person who attended the christening and contributed to the celebration in some way.

Write individual christening letters to thank each person who attended. Avoid sending out generic cards. These will not be able to express your genuine appreciation to each person who shared this occasion with you and your family.

Address each person or family individually in the letter, such as "Dear Martha and John" or "Dear Smith family."

Start the letter with a sincere and heartfelt expression of your gratitude for the person's, couple's or family's presence and support on your baby's special day.

Thank each recipient for the specific contributions they made and the gift they gave your baby. Contributions may include having helped you set up or clean up, or having brought food. Thank people who participated in the ceremony, such as godparents. For a gift of money, thank the recipient for their generosity. Other gifts can be listed.

Express your appreciation once more and sign the letter with a loving closing, such as "All our love" or "May God bless you." Finish the letter by signing the names of all your family members, including your newly christened baby.

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