So you’ve just had a little bundle of joy and now want to host a baptism? Great! Why not make your own invitations? If you can carve out a little time while baby is napping, you’ll have enough time to make cute invites yourself.
Start with a theme. It may be white since baptism garments are white. But you can also do pink for a girl or blue for a boy. Yellow works well too. Think about the type of party you are going to have. Is it very big or is it just the immediate family? That will help you decide on what sort of invitations you make. Do you have baptism favors in mind? Match your theme to those.
A smaller party can mean just a handful of invitations. You might just want to take an adorable photo of baby, glue it to card stock, and then write around the edges the date and time of the baptism. In this case, you probably won’t need to include directions and there’s not much you’ll have to write. You’ll have these made in no time. Copy baby’s photo on a color printer if you don’t have time or don’t want to go out and get prints made.
The second option is one where you’re inviting lots of people. Try to automate as much as you can so that you’re not up until midnight gluing and writing. One very sweet idea is to make a christening gown template and cut it out of lace. This can work for a baby girl, but remember, in the olden days, boys wore christening gowns, too. So having a piece of lace won’t look odd even if you did have a boy.
You can pick up a curtain panel cheaply at a discount store that is made out of white cut work or lace. Just place a template in the shape of a t-shirt on it and cut out. It will look like a christening gown when it’s pasted onto a piece of white card stock. Use any other color card stock for a contrasting color. Don’t glue the whole piece of lace down. Just glue it down at the neck and sleeves. This will allow the body of the dress to puff out a little when it’s pulled out of the envelope. It will look more realistic if it’s flowing and not flat on the paper.
Print your invitation specifics on your computer printer so you don’t have to write everything. Glue the printout to the back of the card with a few small dots of glue. Don’t soak the whole card with glue or the paper will crinkle and buckle.
That’s all you need to do! Stick in directions or give the exact street address of the church and you’ll be all set. You won’t even lose a wink of sleep and it couldn’t be cheaper or easier to make these one-of-a-kind invitations.
If you have a boy and don’t want to go with lace, get white satin fabric and cut out a t-shirt and little shorts out of a template and glue those down. Many little boy baptism outfits come with short pants and a shirt, so it will mimic what he’s going to wear. You might also add a blue or pink ribbon to accent the outfit on the card.
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