by Giorgina Devereaux
Baptism decorations are an elegant way to celebrate the rite of passage into the family of God.
To give a little history, the word “baptism” is Greek for “to immerse or dip.”
This ancient rite was originally adapted from the Jewish faith and performed by priests at the temple to cleanse a person making him whole in God’s eyes.
The person being cleansed was required to bring the appropriate offering to the priest, such as doves, lambs, or simply grains.
In return, the priest made a statement to God before washing the unclean person in water, oil, or perfumes at the temple.
This process was symbolic since the impurities were transferred from the person to the water allowing the person that was baptized to enter the Temple for worship on Saturday as the holy day.
At the start of Christianity, this practice of washing away sins continued. An
offering to the priest was not asked for, only a vow and oath of belief in the
Christian religion and all it represented.
For many families, baptizing their
child involves careful planning. The preparations include finding a church
where one feels spiritually connected, along with the ideal reception location
and the perfect baptism decorations. Baptism decorations are available in a
variety of colors, designs, and themes. With so many choices, your little
bundle of joy’s celebration will definitely be one to remember.
Choose a Theme
The following are common themes of baptism decorations, along with their significance:
Baby Girl Themes
Balloons: Incorporating balloons into your baptism decor is a fabulous way to add color, beauty, and a special glow to the reception.
There are different balloon arrangements you can choose from, such as:
Banner: You can have a banner
personalized with your baby’s name and the date of the baptism for that extra
special touch. They are available in a pink or blue color.
Some examples of personalized banners include the following:
Ceiling: A nice way to dress up the ceiling for your baptism reception is by hanging ceiling decorations consisting of gold crosses. This will add interest and beauty to the overall decor of the room.
You may also decorate the ceiling
with an assortment of multi-colored balloon arrangements or colorful streamers.
Religious Cutouts: Religious cutouts are a lovely way to add to this significant occasion.
Baptism Table Decorations
Centerpiece: A centerpiece is a dramatic way to add elegance to a table and further ties in the baptism theme. You may display a centerpiece on the gift table and on guest tables.
Centerpieces are available in the following:
Floral Arrangements: Floral arrangements bring color and fragrance to guest tables. You can decorate your tables with a floral centerpiece consisting of fresh cut flowers or to keep costs down, you may wish to display silk flowers. Faux flowers are reusable and you don’t have to worry about them wilting.
Tableware: You can find a
coordinating set of paper plates and napkins to brighten up the table, along
with a colorful set of cutlery.
Favors feature the following themes:
*Item may be personalized with your
baby’s name and the date of the baptism.
Baptism Gift Ideas
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