Baby Christening Invitation Wording

by Stacy Zogheib

A christening or baptism is the time when a baby or child is accepted into the church. In many families and religions, this is a momentous occasion and friends and extended family are invited to celebrate. Some families also choose to name godparents for a child at or before the christening. There are many different ways to phrase a christening invitation, depending on your personal preferences.

General

When it comes to wording for a christening invitation, the options range from straightforward to more elaborate. The wording can be as simple as, "You are invited to join us for the christening of Lisa," with the date, time and location of the happy event. To be even more straightforward, say, "Join us for the christening of Johnathan." If you want the godparents included on the invitation try, "The Godparents of Michael, son of Adam, invite you to Michael's christening," and include the pertinent information.

Rhyming

If you want your christening invitation to rhyme, be as creative as you like. One option is, "Our tiny treasure, more precious than gold, has captured our hearts forever to hold! Join us for the christening of our son Joseph." Or you could say, "Our baby is a blessing who is as beautiful as can be, come help us welcome her into God's family! Please worship and celebrate with us as Elizabeth is christened."

Religious

Since a christening is a religious ceremony, many invitations mention God or Jesus. Your invitation could read, "A child is God's most precious gift. Rachel and Adam invite you to witness the Christening of Abigail." Another religious wording choice is, "A child is a precious gift from God and baptism is God's gift wrapping. Our special gift Ryan will be christened." Alternatively you could say, "We're joyfully bringing Emily into the love of God's family. We invite you to celebrate the christening."

Bible Verses

If it is important for you to include a specific Bible verse on your christening invitation, there are many verses that will convey your feelings about this occasion. Try saying, "'I have held thee in the palm of mine hand.' Isaiah 51:16 Please join us as our son Ethan will be christened." If you have a different Bible verse in mind, you could use, "May the Lord give His angels charge over you, to guide you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 Sarah and Joel joyfully invite you to share with them the Christening of their son Caleb."

About the Author

Stacy Zogheib's writing has been published in various online publications. She is a teacher and educator with experience teaching first grade, special education and working with children ages 0 to 3. She has a Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.

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