After your baby’s birth his baptismal day is the first big event in his life. Naturally you want to make this day special and have memories that you can hold dear in the days and years to come. Many people find themselves wondering how they can make this very day stand apart without taking from the Solemnity of the occasion. Here are 4 tips how to make your baby’s baptismal day special.
Choose the Godparents with care
Godparents play a special role in the baptism of your child and they should also play a special role in their life as well. Choosing godparents who are willing to build a special relationship with your child and maintain it as your child grows is the first step in making your child’s baptismal day special. Choosing a close friend who loves children and are members of your church is always a good choice. If they have shared in the excitement of your child’s birth they will likely want to share in each of the milestones in your child’s life as well.
Keeping with tradition
Another great way of making your baby’s baptism special is by keeping with tradition. Some families use the same baptismal gown handed down from generation to generation. This is a wonderful way to make the occasion special by having your baby dress in the same gown as generations of your family have worn before for this occasion.
If this is the first baptism in your family or if each family has preferred to have a special gown for each infant why not consider having a bit of lace from a grandmothers or great grandmothers wedding gown added to your child’s baptismal gown. This is a wonderful way to mix old and new traditions for your baby’s special day.
Special Photos and Pictures
Make sure you take lots of pictures of the special day and make small photo albums for the relatives who live far away and could not be in attendance. This is a wonderful way to share the memories of this special day with all your loved ones. You might even consider having a water painting done of your baby in his baptismal gown. There are many fine artists who often do pictures straight from a photo of your child. These paintings are lovely and you can hang them in your home to serve as a permanent reminder of your child’s special day.
Consider a Donation
Donating to your church or to a worthy cause on your child’s baptismal day and each subsequent anniversary is a great way to celebrate and remember this special day. There are a lot of really good charities that can use even a small donation and making one in your child’s name each year is a wonderful way to signify the importance of this day in your child’s life.
There are many ways to celebrate your child’s baptismal day. Including family and friends and having a nice luncheon after the Baptism is a nice way to end the special occasion and using one or the above tips will make this day stand out as special through out your life and life of your child.