Birthday Card Ideas for a Godmother

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Birthday Card Ideas for a Godmother
Celebrate your baby's godmother's birthday with a heartfelt card. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

A godmother, the woman entrusted to care for a child should anything happen to his parents, holds a special place in the family, and is often a relative, such as a sister of the child's mother or father. Whether you're creating a birthday card for your little one's godmother, or are old enough to make the birthday card yourself, personalising the card will make it almost as meaningful as the birthday gift.

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Picture Birthday Card

Make a birthday card with your baby picture on the cover to remind your godmother of your christening, or adorn the card with a picture of you, as a child, playing with your godmother or enjoying a holiday or family dinner with her. Write a message in the greeting card that thanks your godmother for being a parental figure in your life all these years. If your child is too young to create the card, include a message expressing your appreciation for your loved one's willingness to take on the responsibility of being a godmother, and wish her well on her birthday.

Stamped Birthday Card

Purchase cardstock paper and decorative stamps to create a birthday card for your godmother that features some of her favourite images, or pictures that reflect a memory the two of you share. For instance, stamp the paper with daisies and tulips, her favourite flowers, and present her with a live bouquet of the blooms. Or, give her a bouquet of the same flowers she presented to you as a baby, like white roses, which are a sign of purity, or pink roses, which symbolise beauty. Write a customised message in the card that lets your godmother know that, like her, the flowers you're presenting to her represent unconditional love. Wish her a happy birthday and thank her for being such an important part of your life.

Poem Birthday Card

Write a poem for your godmother and make it into a birthday card to accompany the customised gift you've purchased. For instance, buy a bracelet for her featuring charms that spell her name, and write a short, free-verse poem that expounds on the meaning of her name. For instance, express to your godmother that you appreciate the inspirational wisdom she's shared with you over the years, and that she continues to live up to her name, Sophia. This is often the type of gift new babies receive at their Baptism or naming ceremony, and some parents choose to include godparents in these occasions. So it's a nice gesture to return the favour by giving a similar gift to your godmother.

Bible Verse Birthday Card

Since the christening, or religious ceremony in which a baby is officially named or Baptized, is also the time many people formally announce the child's godparents, a birthday card with a Christian theme is appropriate. Purchase a card with an image of a cross on the front, or one that features a Bible verse that has to do with children, like Matthew 19:14, "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these' (NIV)." Write a short message in the card thanking your good friend or family member for agreeing to be your baby's godmother, and wish her love and health on her birthday and in the years to come.

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