When a couple decides to have their baby baptised, they often invite family and friends to celebrate the occasion. Throwing a party can be expensive, but there are some things you can do yourselves to help cut down on the costs. Creating your own baptism invitations also allows you to create a more personalised invitation.
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To make baptism invitations yourself, you will need to use card stock. This type of paper is thicker than copy paper and holds up better. You will have the option of making a single page invitation or folding the card in half to make a folded card. You will also either need a computer with printing software and a printer or markers or other writing implements and decorations to make a card by hand. Choose colours that are soft and suitable for an event for a baby.
The wording for a baptism invitation will not only tell your guests about the church service and the party to follow, but it can also contain an appropriate poem. Some websites (see Resources) offer different baptism poems that you can choose to use for your invitations. Choose one that best reflects your feelings for your child's baptism. A shorter poem is typically a better choice for an invitation to prevent it from becoming too wordy.
Anyone who does scrapbooking has many of the materials needed for decorating the baptism cards. However, you may desire special stickers to fit the baptism theme. Most craft stores that carry scrapbooking items will carry items for this theme. Some of the items with a religious theme you may wish to use include a cross, Bible or lamb. If you do not want to stick with a religious theme, you can use items such as teddy bears, prams or baby bottles. You can also use ribbons, rhinestones and feathers to decorate the invitations.
Some craft stores sell greeting card kits that include everything that you need to create your own cards. These kits are most often found in the wedding section because many couples use them to make inexpensive wedding invitations. However, they work just as well to make your own baptism invitations. These kits come with the card stock, sized perfectly for invitations. The kits come with instructions for printing invitations onto the cards. You can use software to use religious clip art and your own baptism wording and print them onto the card stock found in these kits. You can also add stickers and other baptism-themed decorations to the card stock.
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