Baptism is a special time in every Christian's life. It's a moment of celebration, consecration and dedication in which family members and fellow believers join with the individual to show their support and commitment. What you say in a card can deeply affect the recipient. For many, it's figuring out what to say that's the difficult part.
Find a scripture verse in the Bible that has spoken to you personally. Write the scripture at the top of the card and elaborate on it in the text. Begin with what the scripture means to you and how it has affected your life. Let that lead into ways the lesson will benefit the recipient. Share from your heart tips and encouragement you found in the passage. Take the opportunity to share spiritual advice and wisdom. End by challenging the individual to seek out truth and conviction in the scriptures.
Write a Poem
Write a poem of your own or find one that has deep meaning to you. If you write your own, celebrate the individual and his or her decision to be baptised. Highlight what getting baptism means: commitment, loyalty to Christ, a life lived worthy of the calling of a Christian. Write the poem so it is personal. Use the recipient's name as a reference. If you're going to use a pre-written poem, find one you can personalise with your own insights and comments.
Write a Prayer
Pray over the individual through the written word. Not everyone will have an opportunity to personally pray over the recipient. Writing a prayer is one way to share your requests to God concerning the individual. Make the prayer personal and detailed. Before writing the prayer, spend time in personal prayer yourself, seeking God's perspective on the person -- to hear God is saying. Writing a prayer also provides the individual with the opportunity to go back and re-read the prayer over and over.