A baptism is a joyous event. If the person being baptized is older, the event welcomes the person to a religion. If the person that is being baptized is a baby, the event not only welcomes the baby to a religious faith, but it is also a way of welcoming the baby to a family. An ideal way to remember the blessed affair is with souvenirs that mark the occasion.
Since this event is so special for the person who is being baptized, it is only fitting that she have a souvenir associated with the baptism. For babies, the baptismal attire or the baptismal cap may serve as a souvenir, which can be preserved or passed on to use for future children to use. For both babies and adults, a cross inscribed with the date of the baptism, rosary beads, a personalized Bible or a necklace or bracelet that features a cross are options.
This day is as important to the parents of the baptized as it is to the person who is being baptized. Baptismal keepsakes for parents may include a silver cup that can be used to perform the baptism. A photo frame inscribed with the date of the event can be used to display a photo of the parents and the newly baptized. For parents of a baby, an item that can be kept as a souvenir is the blanket that the baby was wrapped in while being baptized.
Godparents play an important role in a baptism and in the life of the person being baptized, as these individuals promise to offer spiritual guidance to the individual. Since the godparents are so important, it is only fitting that they, too, have a special souvenir from the event. A picture frame that reads "Special Godparent" and the date of the baptism can be used to hold a picture of a godparent and the person being baptized on the baptismal day. Another alternative keepsake is an angel pin that features the birthstone of the person being baptized. The godparent can wear the pin on the special day and on any future event involving their godchild.
Thank those who attend the baptism with a small token that they can keep to remind them of the special day. A small gross that features the name of the person being baptized and the date of the event might be appreciated. Another idea is to offer guests a small laminated card that features a scripture reading from the day of the event, as well as the event date. A candle holder imprinted with a cross and the date of the event is another option to give to guests as a keepsake.
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