A few months ago, my friend Delanee Williams, from First Baptist Church in Allen, Texas sent me an email with a picture of something a mom in her church did for her son who was getting baptized. The picture had an invitation which was sent to family and friends to invite them to the child’s baptism, a card explaining that there was an enclosed card to use to mail a note of encouragement to the child, and a card that could be used by the recipient to send the note of encouragement to the child.
I tell people all the time to celebrate a child’s decision to follow Christ appropriately. It’s a wonderful thing to become a Christian. It’s a great privilege to get to follow Jesus in baptism, but I’ve sometimes heard of parents going a little overboard when their children make such decisions. I do think, however, it is a great thing to send a note of encouragement to the children.
I asked my friend Jackie to take the picture that my friend Delanee sent me and create a set of the items that we could share with you, our partner in ministry. However, I didn’t want to just stop there. I asked my friend Judy to take Jackie’s design and make it customizable for every church to create their own personalized invites and cards.
If you download the free version of adobe acrobat reader and then download these PDFs, you too can create customizable baptism invitations and celebrations to give to parents to celebrate their child’s decision. Simply open the file and click through the highlighted spaces to fill in the appropriate information, and then print.