Congratulations on the birth of your precious little one! One of the most important things to do as part of your child’s religious journey ahead is your baby’s christening. Here are a few tips you should keep in mind when sending out those christening invitations to friends and family that you want to be present at the ceremony.
Christening Invitations: Tip One
The baby’s name is of course the first and most important tip with regard to christening invitation wording. If you have not sent out birth announcements upon the arrival of the baby, this would be the first time family and friends who have not seen the baby yet get to know your baby’s name.
Christening Invitations: Tip Two
Religious symbols on the christening invitation are the second most important thing to keep in mind. The most used symbols include crosses, doves and lambs which all denote innocence, purity and sincerity.
Christening Invitations: Tip Three
Another tip for your baby’s christening invitations is the colour. If it’s a girl then it is advisable to use pink and a boy, blue. However, if you intend on designing christening invitations before the birth of the baby and have opted to keep the gender of the baby a surprise, then it is best that the christening invites are designed in gender-neutral colours of green, lavender, brown, yellow or any other suitable pastel shade.
Christening Invitations: Tip Four
An optional tip for your baby’s christening invitations is to use a picture of your little bundle. Some of the guests attending might be seeing your baby for the first time and perhaps including a picture would be a gesture where you show them a picture of your baby before they head over to the ceremony, while also giving close family members a memorable keepsake to treasure.
Christening Invitations: Tip Five
The final tip for christening invitations is to include the all-important RSVP details but given that this is in fact the little one’s big day, you may want to add a spin to the traditional method in which it would be done. Hence, instead of the usual “RSVP” followed by a contact number include a line that says “Sandra (or your baby’s name) is looking forward to seeing you there and would be disappointed if you don’t show up!” Remember that after all, it is the little one’s big day!