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Baby Baptism And Christening Ideas

Get your scrolling fingers ready! This page is overflowing with fun Christening ideas that will make this special day one to remember! We have come up with creative Christening decorations, cake ideas, gifts, gowns and patterns, poems, graphics and more!



Baptism Vs Christening

What is "The Difference Between Baptism and Christening?"

The terms "Baptism" and "Christening" are often used interchangeably but there is a slight difference. Christening refers to the naming ceremony (it means "give a name to" - this is where the baby receives their Christian name) where as baptism is “a rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration.”

Baptism - the ceremony of admitting a person into Christianity.

Christening - the act of baptizing and giving a name to an infant.



After the ceremony, close friends and family usually gather for a reception. Guests can bring special gifts such as keepsakes, money, and personalized items to honor the baby.


Baptism and Christening Gifts For Boys

Some meaningful Christening gifts for boys might include a special plate, cup and saucer set; A silver cup or spoon that have been personalized with their name and Christening/Baptism date; A special blanket; A classic children's book.


Baptism and Christening Gifts For Girls

Some great Christening gifts for girls are a special dress, a soft baby blanket that has their name monogrammed on it, a bible, baby Christening jewelry such as a pearl necklace or bracelet; a silver spoon, cup or saucer.




Christening Party Ideas

Baptism and Christening Decorations

A Christening party or reception can be as fancy or as low-key as you wish. We have come up with a bundle of ideas for Christening decorations, centerpiece ideas, food, punch, cakes and more!


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Christening Ideas and Baptism Favors

Thank friends and family for celebrating the Christening of your child by handing out sweet little baptism gifts or favors. You can find all of the favors below

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Christening and Baptism Poems

We found some beautiful and inspiring Christening poems and quotes to use on Christening invitations, cakes, or print and frame them and place on the food or gift table.

Christening and Baptism Wording Ideas:

  • Keep on trusting in the Lord
    No matter what you face
    And keep your eyes on Jesus Christ
    And live in His sweet grace.
    © By M.S. Lowndes
  • A sweet Blessing From God
  • An angel sent from up above
  • You are blessed, my child
  • A Precious Gift From God



Baby Baptism and Christening Dresses

Christening Ideas

You can find beautiful baby Christening dresses at ChristeningGowns.com. They have an adorable selection of baby girl and boy Christening outfits. This is one of the cutest sites we have seen!
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