Christening or baptism invitations are one of the most important elements of your celebration since they provide your family and friends with all the necessary details of the occasion. Saving one of them will also give you a great souvenir whether it's framed, placed in a memory album, or included in a scrapbook.
There are so many adorable invitations, especially when shopping online which saves you precious time. Having them custom printed leaves you only to address them for mailing to guests. Designs often feature a christening gown, a cross or even the baby's photo. Ribbon may be added or a cross charm attached as an added decorative touch.
When buying your christening or baptism announcements, be sure to order a few extra to allow for last-minute guests you might think of and for possible addressing errors. Be sure to also save a few as keepsakes.
TIP- It's less expensive to include a few extra invitations with your original order than to buy a small quantity later.
Depending on how formal your ceremony and celebration will be and how many guests you are inviting, you may want to include some type of RSVP on the baptism invites. This can range from placing your phone number at the bottom of the invitation to actually including a separate response card that would be mailed back by your guests. Having your guests RSVP will help you plan for both seating and food arrangements, especially if you're inviting quite a few guests.
When ordering christening or baptism invitations through a printer, some of the more formal invitation styles will have a matching response card available. If you do include a separate response card, be sure to place a postage stamp on its accompanying envelope. Your address will already be printed on the envelope so your guests can easily mail it back and it won't cost them anything.
Custom baptism stamps are a great way for you to add a special touch to your invitation envelopes.
You can choose from pre-designed stamps or create your own postage by adding your baby's photo. Many times you also have the option of adding their name and baptism or chistening date for even more personalization.
Your custom baptism postage stamps could also be used for mailing your thank you cards after the celebration. An excellent choice would be creating a photo stamp to share your favorite picture taken of your baby in his or her baptismal outfit.
Custom stamps typically come in the various increments of postage depending on the weight of your invitations and may also come in different sizes to be proportionate to the overall size of your mailing envelope. Be sure to take one of your ready-to-mail baptism invitations to your local Post Office to have it weighed so you purchase the correct postage amount.