What to Write in a Baptism Card

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In Christianity, baptism ceremonies symbolize a person’s faith in Jesus Christ. The believer’s forehead is often sprinkled with or dunked into water to symbolize purification or regeneration, marking their admission to the Christian church. Such ceremonies can be performed on young children just months after they are born or people of any age who have decided to welcome Christianity into their life. 

The serious and religious ceremony is often followed by a celebration with friends and family members, welcoming this person into their church. Partygoers bring cards, gifts, and usually a dish of delicious food to share with everyone.

Finding the perfect card for such an occasion can be a challenge. Deciding what to write inside is an even bigger one.

Send Congratulations

Being baptized is a significant, often life-changing, step in a Christian person’s life. Whether they are too young to understand the ceremony or they are older and made a deliberate choice to be baptized, they are undergoing a massive shift. With this ceremony, they have dedicated their life to the teachings of Jesus Christ and they are committing to the church forever. It’s a big step, no matter who takes it.

Often with milestones like these, congratulations are in order. This milestone is no different. Make sure to send your congratulations by writing a celebratory note in their baptism card. Let them know that you are happy for them.

  • Congratulations! This is a huge step.
  • Congratulations and welcome to the church!
  • Congrats! I’m so happy for you.
  • Congratulations. Let’s celebrate together!
  • Sending you congratulations. I can’t wait to see how you embrace the church.

Be Welcoming

Not only do baptism ceremonies mark a new beginning, but they also symbolize regeneration and being born into the Christian faith. Those being baptized are entering a world unknown to them. They may feel happy and excited, but they may feel anxious and slightly afraid underneath that. It’s important to let them know you welcome them into the church.

In your baptism card, write a note telling them how happy you are that they have joined your Christian family of sorts. Offer your support should they need it as they transition and make sure they know they are welcome in your church.

  • Welcome to the church. We are excited to have you.
  • We are so happy you are here with us. Welcome and Enjoy!
  • We all welcome you into your new life following Jesus Christ! Enjoy, and let us know if you ever have questions or need support in your journey.
  • You did it! Welcome to our family. We are all looking forward to seeing you at church.

Add A Nice Quote

Quotes are a great way to beautifully sum up how you are feeling. They are wonderful things to write inside a baptism card because they can invoke so many emotions. Powerful quotes can put a multitude of feelings into a concise sentence or two. Choose a quote that resonates with you and relates to baptism or the church. The quote you choose may carry them through these formative years and help remind them where they belong. There are so many magnificent quotes to choose from.

  • “You are a child of God. You are wonderfully made, dearly loved and precious in His sight. Before God made you, He knew you. There is no one else like You!” - Psalm 139
  • "In order to live a life of holiness, we must first receive new life from God — we must be born from above." - J. Vernon McGee
  • “Be brave, be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9
  • "Baptism is faith in action." - Watchman Nee
  • "Baptism is the initial step of a faithful heart." - Max Lucado

Send Your Love and Support

It’s important to show that you love and support the person who is getting baptized and making this significant life change. 

If you are writing to an adult who is getting baptized, make sure to tell them how much you love and support them as a person. Let them know you will be there for them if they ever need anything during this transition.

If you are writing to the parents of a child who is getting baptized at a very young age, make sure to congratulate them and tell them how proud you are. This is especially important if you are the god parent of the child. Let them know that they are not alone in raising this child, as this baptism makes them a child of God who is loved by everyone in the church.