What to write in a baptism card

 Baptism Ceremony

As you gear up to celebrate the life-changing event of baptism for a loved one, you may be wondering what kind of message to write in the accompanying card.

Sending your best wishes can make all the difference to someone going through this important rite of passage and show them that they have your love and support. With some thoughtful words and well wishes, you can let them know just how special this occasion is for them, no matter who it is or where it's held.

Keep reading to get inspired by meaningful messages that are sure to make any newly baptised person feel blessed!

Acknowledge the importance of the occasion

The significance of the event that unites us cannot be overstated. It is a moment that calls for us to come together and pay tribute to the weight of its significance.

We recognise that this occasion marks a milestone, a turning point or a baptism celebration, and it is our duty to honour it with solemnity and respect.

  • Congratulations on your baptism
  • Happy Christening day my dear baby girl
  • Have a wonderful day. God bless you and your whole family
  • A momentous occasion and the start of your spiritual journey
  • Today, we celebrate the christening of God's blessing to your family. May the Lord bless your life with love and happiness

Congratulate the parents for their decision to baptise their child

Congratulations to the proud parents on their decision to baptise their precious little one! This is a beautiful and meaningful step in welcoming your child into the community of faith.

Baptism is a truly special moment that marks the beginning of your child's spiritual journey and faith. It is an occasion to celebrate with family and friends, and a time to reflect on the love and guidance that you will provide for your child as they grow in their faith.

May this joyous occasion bring blessings to your family and may your child always know that they are loved and cherished by all those around them.

  • Massive congratulations and thank you for inviting us to the Baptism and Christening function of your precious little one
  • Wishing you and your sweet little blessing from above all of the joy and love on this holy occasion
  • Sending warm thoughts and joyful wishes for Billy's baptism
  • Have a lovely Baptism and congratulations. May you and your child be blessed with God's grace on this special day
  • May your day be filled with joy, love, and many beautiful moments to create wonderful memories for your family

Express your faith and hope in the baby’s future

As I hold your tiny bundle of joy in my arms, my heart is filled with a profound sense of faith and hope for the future. The world can be a challenging place, but as I look into your baby's innocent eyes, I am reminded that there is still so much good to be found.

I have faith that your little one will grow up to be strong, resilient, and kind, ready to face whatever life throws their way. And as they take their first steps on the journey of life, I am filled with hope for all the wonderful things that are yet to come.

May this precious gift of new life bring hope and joy to all who cross their path.

  • Your family is in my most grateful prayers as you have your baby baptised. Warmest wishes to your family
  • Baptisms signify that an individual is choosing to accept Jesus as their Saviour and begin their relationship with Christ. 
  • May today's Christening start a flow of success in all the days of your life. Love you baby!
  • I hope this special day brings you God's love, that he enters your heart and blesses you with his good graces.
  • Baptism is a massive commitment and one that embraces your Christian faith. We know that it will be your first step on the road to a life filled with the love of God

Give a heartfelt wish for God's guidance and protectiveness over the baby

Dear Lord, I offer this heartfelt wish for your guidance and protectiveness over this precious baby. As they journey through life, may they always feel your presence and know that they are never alone.

Guide them with your wisdom and lead them towards the path of righteousness. Protect them from harm and shield them from dangers seen and unseen. May they grow into a strong, kind and loving individual, always seeking to do your will.

Bless this young one with good health, happiness and unwavering faith in you. I pray that they will always feel loved and cherished, and that they will always keep you close to their hearts. Amen.

  • I pray you always feel God's love shining down on you! Lord bless you
  • May the blessings on this wonderful day fill your life with joy and peace forever
  • I will be praising God for His goodness as your baby girl is christened. She is such a precious gift. Praying your hearts will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime joy as you dedicate Ivy to the Lord
  • For in one Spirit we were all baptised into one body
  • Sending Christening wishes for your beautiful baby! Today as the Holy water is sprinkled on them may they be filled with God's perfect love

Use alternative or even funny messages in your card

Congratulations! You've just welcomed a new ray of sunshine into your life. May this special little one bring you a lifetime of joy and laughter, and never forget to always keep their chin up!

Or, in true baptism spirit, may they be blessed with the wisdom to know when to jump in, and the courage to dive in headfirst!

  • I hope you like swimming as you're getting dunked!
  • Welcome to the big house kiddo!
  • If you think it's bad an old man in a dress trying to drown you, why are your family happy and taking pictures?
  • There's nothing like a good hair wash to start off a Sunday morning
  • If one day your parents can't be bothered to look after you, just give me a call

Offer words of encouragement and support

Life can have its ups and downs, but one thing we can always count on is the power of encouragement and support. It's amazing how a kind word or a small gesture can make all the difference.

So, let them know that they will not be alone. There are people who care about them and want them to succeed.

  • I'm so proud to have a beautiful young godchild and I will always be there for them
  • Your baptism marks the exciting beginning of your journey through your faith. Congratulations! 
  • Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous day and a lifetime spent rejoicing in God's love
  • May your little life be filled with special blessings from above and may your christening day be touched with a very special love
  • As you celebrate Elijah's baptism today, I know that it will be the first of many blessed milestones for your whole family

Include a religious quote or verse that honours the momentous event

As we commemorate this momentous event, let us turn to the wisdom of our religious teachings for guidance and inspiration.

The Bible tells us in James 1:17, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

In thinking about the blessings that we have received, let us be grateful for the good and perfect gifts that have come our way. May we always remember that these blessings are not ours alone and that in sharing them with others, we fulfil our calling as faithful servants of God.

Let us give thanks for this joyous occasion and the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

  • "Baptism is faith in action"
  • "Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart"
  • "The lord is my strength and my shield" - Psalms 28:7
  • "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved" - Mark 16:16
  • "The grace of being is gift of baptism by washing in water. And in spirit of Christ Jesus."


The act of baptising a baby is an incredibly special event that celebrates the commitment of the parents and blesses the baby with faith and hope for their future. By recognising and honouring this profound occasion, people come together to show admiration, support, and well wishes for the little one embracing religious traditions.

As we send blessings and affirm our love for this beautiful child, let us not forget to share these sentiments with those who’ve joined us on such an occasion - be it through gathering gift cards or sharing special baptism cards.

It is never too late to thank friends and family for sharing in the joy. May God guide you in your celebrations and keep each precious soul safe and secure along their journey. (Psalm 46:10).

Thank you for being part of such a momentous event in this young life – truly a blessing like no other.



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