One of the most important milestones in your baby’s religious journey is his or her christening ceremony. To celebrate your baby’s christening ceremony, as parents you would undoubtedly want to include your family members and closest friends who have been a part of your baby’s journey from conception and this starts with sending out the christening invitations.
Common themes used for christening invites includes birds, especially doves, lambs, crosses, stars usually accompanied a photograph of your baby against a background of pink or blue or even a pastel shade of green, off-white or purple or even an image of a church. Each of these motifs are accompanied by its unique connotation to the Scripture so be sure to select what you think is best to be used on the christening invitation.
Christening Invitations: The Cross
Some even say that a christening invite is incomplete without a cross. The choice and positioning of the cross on the christening invitation is at the discretion of the parents, but it is often considered a must-have image.
Christening Invitation: The Bird
Usually a dove on a christening invitation symbolises peace, tranquillity and serenity and is used as a standalone image or perched atop a cross. A dove, as per the Scripture too represents peace and love, just like your soon-to-be addition.
Christening Invitation: The Lamb
The lamb is noted as a symbol of innocence and purity in Christianity; what better way to celebrate your baby’s christening ceremony if not for an image of lamb on the christening invitation?
Christening Invitation: The Borders
Most of the traditional christening invites, unless you opt for something light hearted is white, serene and calming. The borders too would be ornate and capture the essential details of the christening invite within the frame. An elegant border can define a design whilst adding a classic appeal to your christening invitation.
It is not a necessity, but a picture of your baby on the christening invitation is sure to not only complement the invite but also make your guests feel extra special. With a recent picture of your baby, your family and friends will have the christening invitation speak to them and even personally invite them to celebrate the occasion with you and your baby.
The best part of choosing a theme-based christening invitation is the ability to also continue using the theme on the rest of ceremony decorations, including the tassels and favours.