A christening is a momentous day in a young child’s life, and in the lives of his or her entire family. This new chapter in life brings friends and family together to welcome the child into God’s family.
Creating the perfect Christening card is important, as this is sure to be a day the family will remember forever. Below are our top tips for making a Christening invitation the perfect introduction to an unforgettable celebration.
TIP #1: Proper Notification
It is a good idea to send out Christening invitations at least three to four weeks in advance to ensure the best turnout. If you are opting to have the Christening near a holiday or you have a lot of out-of-town guests, give even more of a heads-up by sending out the invitations five or six weeks in advance.
TIP #2: Format
The format of a Christening invitation is not much different from any other type of invitation. You will want to be sure to include a header, which is oftentimes a bible verse relevant to the occasion. Also on the invitation should be the following:
- Parent’s names
- Baby’s first and middle name
- Date of Christening
- Time and location of Christening
- Reception date, time and location (if applicable)