My children's baptisms have been some of the most special days of my life. The saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child," and there is truly nothing like being surrounded by a community of loving people promising to be that village for you as you dedicate your little one to God and promise to spiritually support and guide him for the rest of his life. It's a memorable experience for families, and we want to do everything we can to make it special, including finding the right words. When looking for quotes for a christening or baptism, there are a lot of variables to think about: You want something that is timeless without being overused, profound without being nauseatingly sentimental, and personal without being too intimate. It's a tall order, and you might find yourself balking at the idea of penning the right words of your own for such an important occasion. Luckily, you don't have to.
There are no shortage of heavy-hitting quotes, prayers, and Scripture verses for this occasion, and I've compiled a list below of some of the most moving ways to say what's in your heart. Because your love for the child in your life deserves the perfect expression, and their baptism or christening is exactly the right time for it. So whether you want to read it during the ceremony, write it in a card, or send it out to family and friends as an announcement, here are some suggestions for a memorable day.