Whether you're honouring the life of your new baby or hosting a christening for someone else's special little someone, planning the event requires only patience, a little thought surrounding parental wants and likes, and a time of day catered to baby's naps. Use pink and blue colours for decorations, and add a sparkle of silver for fancy visual effect. Create personalised homemade gifts for guests that they will reflect on and cherish in future years.
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Glass Candleholder With Cross
Make a glass candleholder from scratch for a memorable gift. Guests enjoy lighting it at home in honour of the light of the child who has just been christened. To make one, you need one clear glass votive candleholder per guest. You also need miniature silver crosses, glue and a metallic silver calligraphy pen. Begin by washing and drying each holder thoroughly. Next, add a few drops of glue on each end corner of each cross and hold in place for 60 seconds to let it dry. On the other side of the cross, print baby's initials with the pen. Add silver beading around the base and a white candle for dramatic effect.
Certificate With Baby's Footprint
Offer your guests a one-of-a-kind commemorative certificate with baby's footprints. Cream-coloured, blue, pink or white heavy paper works. To begin, cut the card to 5 by 7 inches, and outline the edges with blue or pink ribbon. Attach a small bow made out of the same ribbon onto the top centre of the card and allow to dry. Use a thin-tipped black marker to add four lines. Write the name, date, time and location, one on each line. Make a footprint with black ink while baby sleeps and add the print on the left side. To the right, print "Thank you for sharing this special day with us," adding the baby's name to the statement. Copy the certificate if you expect numerous guests to avoid printing baby's feet numerous times.
Whether you enjoy giving guests a memorable handmade item, or you want to save money, a bookmark is a good gift. Two easy-to-make options call for using blue or pink card stock, or a vintage cream paper. If you select the vintage cream, invest in a specialised kit to burn the edges of the paper for an old-fashioned look. Regardless of paper, cut all pieces to size--2 by 6 inches is recommended--and punch a hole in the top. String silver ribbon through and tie off. Next, use a calligraphy pen and add the details of the big day. Name, date, time and location are all applicable.
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