Create a Baptism Scrapbook Page

Creative ways to document's baby's baptism

Officiating a christening. Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain/keskieve

Your baby's baptism or christening is one of the most important and special events that occurs in the first year. If you're keeping a baby album or are an avid scrapbooker, what better way to document this occasion than by creating a special baptism page?

Taking Pictures:

If you plan to have pictures taken during your baby's christening, remember to discuss this with the officiant beforehand. They may have certain rules regarding photography during the service, especially if dim church lighting will require flash photography.

If you can't take pictures during the baptism, there are always opportunities to take pictures before and after with friends and family.

There are so many beautiful christening gowns in stores and online, but if you have a gown that's been handed down from a parent, grandparent or another relative, opt for that. You can't beat the sentimentality. An heirloom christening gown also presents are unique scrapbooking opportunity: make a page including photos of generations of family members wearing the same gown. Stage photos in poses that are similar to the old photos to play up the generational theme for a fun touch.

Designing the Page:

Since christening gowns are white and decorated with lace and embroidery, translate that style into the page design. Use textured white card stock or patterned paper with a subtle embossed design. Add ribbon, lace or buttons for embellishments. If you're a digital scrapbooker, Mommy Scraps has a lovely free kit for baptism scrapbooking.

You might also want to include a baptism-appropriate Bible verse:

  • May the Lord give His angel charge over you, to guide you in all your ways. -Psalm 91:11
  • In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3:6
  • Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. -Colossians 2:12
  • Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. -Romans 6:4
  • Children are a gift from the Lord, a child is a reward from Him. -Psalm 127:3
  • Let the little children come unto Me, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. -Luke 18:16
  • Whoever welcomes a child in My name, welcomes Me. -Luke 9:46-48
  • And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. -Mark 10:16

Journaling Ideas:

Journaling on a baptism scrapbook page provides a good opportunity to share what faith means to you and your family. You may even wish to have grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings contribute a special message. Print your journaling on vellum and attach it to the page with eyelets for a beautiful touch.

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