If you are creating an invite for a christening, it can be tricky to get the wording right. At Collection Pot, we see pots being created to raise money for christenings and thought we could share some advice!
We’ve provided some inspiration for what to write in a christening card if you’re attending, as well as invite templates if you are inviting someone to a christening.
Christenings mark an important milestone in a child’s life, and it is important to commemorate the event with a fitting message. In this blog post, we will provide some examples of what you can write so you can make it your own.
Your christening invite – what kind of christening are you having?
First, will your invite be paper based, or digital? Then, consider the occasion. What is the overall tone you want to set for the christening? Is it a formal or informal event, and what is the age of your child?
Your answers to these questions will help you decide what wording to use.
For a formal christening invitation, you might want to use traditional language such as “The pleasure of your company is requested..”
You are cordially invited to the christening of ____.
The ceremony will take place on __ at __. RSVP by __.
Thank you, ____.”
“To Mr and Mrs Holmes.
It is with great joy that we invite you to the christening of our daughter, Mary.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, the fifteenth of June, at two in the afternoon.
We very much hope you can be there to share in this special occasion with us.
Your presence would mean so much.
Please RSVP by Monday, the tenth of June.
For an informal christening invitation, you might want to use less formal language. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, consider using wording like this:
-If it’s a more informal get together, you may want to say “We’re getting (NAME) christened and would love you to be there.”
-If it’s a Christening for an older child, something like “Our son/daughter is being christened and we wanted you to be part of the celebration.”
“We’re so excited to share that our little one is being christened soon!
Join us on __ at __ to celebrate. Can’t wait to see you there!”
“We love celebrations, and wanted to invite you to our son’s christening!
He’s almost __ months old now, and we’re excited to introduce him (and his big sister) to everyone in our lives.
The ceremony will be on __ at __, and the party will start afterwards. We hope you can make it!
The ceremony will take place on __ at __ in __.
Please RSVP by __ if you can come!
We hope to see you there!”
Now that you have an idea of what wording to use, it’s time to get creative with the design! If you’re stuck for inspiration, search online. Typically you may see floral crosses, lace, images of the child, or even simple blue or pink colors for boys and girls respectively.
If you’re looking for a unique christening invitation, try searching on Etsy. You can find some really lovely, personalised designs.
You might want to include a bible verse or passage that is special to you.
You could also add in a personal message explaining what this occasion means to you and your family.
If you have been invited to a christening, then a christening card is a wonderful way to commemorate this special occasion. If you want to send one back, try and mimic the feel of the invite. If you’re not sure what to write, here are some ideas:
“Wishing you all the best on this special day”
“Congratulations on your christening!”
“Wishing you a lifetime of happiness”
“May this special day be just the beginning of a blessed life”
“Wishing you all the best on this special day”
These work for older children.
For smaller children, the following phrases work well.
“Welcome to the world, little one! We are so blessed to have you in our lives. May your journey be full of love, laughter, and happiness.”
“May today be just the beginning of a beautiful life for you, sweet child. Congratulations on your christening!”
“Wishing you all the best on this very special day. May your life be full of love, joy, and all the good things.”
“We are so excited to watch you grow and learn in the years ahead. Congratulations on your christening!”
“May God bless you on this special day and always.”
If you’re looking for a christening gift, there are many options available.
One option is to give a religious item, such as a bible or rosary beads.
Another option is to give a keepsake box or album, in which the child’s parents can keep special memories and items from the christening day.
If you’re looking for a more unique gift, consider giving a personalised blanket or piece of jewellery.
Why not set up a Collection Pot? This can be a great way for family and friends to contribute towards larger items, such as a savings plan for the child’s future.
Whatever gift you choose, make sure to include a personal message wishing the child all the best for their future.
We hope this guide has been helpful in giving you ideas of what to write in a christening card, as well as wording for a christening invite.