The Wording for a Religious Birthday Invitation

by Alyson Paige
Birthday invitations reflect the light and joy of birthdays.

Birthday invitations reflect the light and joy of birthdays.

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Religious birthday parties have the same level of excitement as secular birthday parties. Inspire enthusiasm for an approaching birthday with invitation verbiage that communicates the spiritual focus of your celebration. Birthday party organizers should send birthday party invitations with the denomination and religious tradition in mind. A religious birthday party invitation might be more spiritual than religious in tone or recipients might read an invitation with a scriptural focus.

Denominational

Since Christians vary in their approaches to their faith, birthday party invitations can reflect those differences. The verbiage for an Episcopalian birthday might include a prayer from "The Book of Common Prayer." The prayer for peace in the chapter Prayers and Thanksgivings includes appropriate wording for a birthday event. "Eternal God, . . . .spread abroad your Spirit, that all people may be gathered under the banner of the Price of Peace." Use the aspect of gathering as the basis for inviting family and friends to gather for a birthday celebration.

Spiritual

Some birthday celebrants might focus their spiritual quest in a New Age context. Reflect the person's spiritual inclinations with invitation wording that refers to the Goddess or to astrology. Write, for example, "The Goddess extends her arms in an invitation to embrace all of (name) friends and family as we celebrate her 30th birthday. Bring your blessings to celebrate this joyful day."

Scriptural

Christians and Jewish people look to the book of Psalms for solace, for courage and for praise and celebrations of God's love. Incorporate a line from Psalms for a young child's birthday party invitation. The website, Fueling Christian Life, suggests "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise . . ." (Psalm 8:1-2).

Interfaith

Happiness and candles combine for Buddhist birthday invitation verbiage. Send a birthday invitation with a Buddhist sensibility and a happiness quote attributed to the Buddha. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

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Worked for the Doobie Brothers & Leon Russell. Concert promoter, theologian, Reverend, actor at heart, writer, by trade, teacher by default.

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