* I received my christening invites complimentary from Tiny Prints in return for sharing my invite and opinions which are all my own. As I have mentioned on this blog before I am obsessed with quality card stock and would have purchased my invites from Tiny Prints regardless.
Luke's christening is scheduled for mid-August. Just a few weeks away. I have gotten quite a bit done already and wanted to share with you.
First my invites were ordered from Tiny Prints and sent out about three weeks ago. I actually was a bit overwhelmed with the number of chritening invites I could choose from. I know who complains about that. I opted for a christening card with no photo since I had just sent out his birth announcement. I love the color combination and was able to fit all the key details on the card including an RSVP option of phone number & email address.
On to the christening outfit. Little Bear used Tommy's christening outfit which was really special and I wanted that to be something that he would have to pass down to his own children one day. So this meant buying a new christening outfit for Luke. In the Catholic religion it is traditional for the godmother to purchase the outfit. Is this true for other religions?
I knew that I wanted something really simple and cool for the summer. This is my taste to a tee. Not sure that I will make Luke where that hat the whole time. Probably just for the church.
I still need to find something to give the kiddies to help occupy them at the restaurant. I could do coloring books, but honestly Little Bear hates to color so I am looking for something else. It can't be messy since we are in a restaurant, but maybe a sticker book or something along those lines.
I also need to order the favors. I have decided on cross sugar cookies. They look similar to the one below. Still just waiting for everyone to RSVP. My family can be the worst at this so I can't do it until I have an exact number.
If you have kiddies how did you introduce them into religion. Did you do something like a christening or something less formal? I love learning about other religions and how they welcome children into the church.