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Baptism Card Messages: What to Write in a Baptism Card

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016

Witnessing a loved one get baptized is a very special moment in their religious journey. Baptisms signify that an individual is choosing to accept Jesus as their Savior and begin their relationship with Christ. Typically, adults and older children get baptized once they’re able to fully comprehend the idea of sin and formally accept Jesus Christ as their savior. However, infants get baptized too this is typically referred to as a “Christening” instead. Many individuals use the words, Baptism and Christening, interchangeably.

Since getting baptized represents a growing or new relationship with Jesus, you should send your loved one or parents of the baby a baptism card to show your excitement about their faith. Your card should include a congratulatory message about the recipient getting baptized, well wishes, and a bit of wisdom about this new step in their religious journey. You can send this card by mail if you’re unable to attend the baptism or bring the card to the party if you’ve received a baptism party invitation. Whether you’re a godparent, friend, or a fellow member from the same church, we have you covered with easy and complete tips on what to write in a baptism card.

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Baptism Card Messages and Baptism Wishes

If you’re stuck on what to write in a baptism card, these messages will help you congratulate the recipient with love and well wishes. In addition to sharing your joy about the occasion, your baptism card message should also acknowledge the public display of faith and how proud you are to witness this moment. These baptism messages and wishes can be used for both adults or children and paired to your liking.

  • Congratulations on this special day. May it bring with it love, peace and joy as we celebrate this holy occasion.
  • May God’s grace and blessings that you receive on your Baptism, guide you throughout your life.
  • May this holy occasion bring with it lots of joy and happy memories. All the very best.
  • May your baptism day be touched with every blessing and your future filled with many things to smile about.
  • Welcome to the Christian world! May the good Lord bless your life with special blessings from heaven and may your Baptism day be filled with very special love. 
  • On this special day and always may God look down on you, cherish you and keep you safely in his care.
  • We’re so proud of the young Christian man/woman you have become, and your baptism marks a huge step and commitment that we are happy to see you make.
  • Best wishes for this new step in your journey of faith. Congratulations on your Baptism.
  • Let God be the guiding light for you. May you be a wise person in your life and follow the path of wisdom of Lord Jesus. God Bless You.
  • Congratulations on your Baptism! May this sacred day bring many blessings and much happiness to you and your family!
  • God has really touched your life, saved you by His grace. Now being baptized in His name and walking in His ways, we pray that you will come to know what God has planned for you.
  • This special day marks the start of your spiritual journey. May it bring lasting peace and joy to your life.

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Baptism Card Messages To The Parents

If you’re sending a card to the parents instead of the child or baby, these baptism card messages are fitting for sharing your kind words. The parents will appreciate your acknowledgement and shared joy in their child’s new spiritual path.

  • This is a great milestone for little (baby’s name). May today be a special and memorable one.
  • I am so thankful to be invited to watch your child be christened. I know with you as their parent, they will grow in their faith as they should.
  • May God grant your little one, all the blessing of His gentle love and may (baby’s name) enjoy a lifetime of health and happiness. Congratulations.
  • May your child’s baptism be just the start of a life filled with blessings. Best Wishes.
  • May your child always walk in the company of angels.
  • Wishing the entire family all the best on this special and momentous day. May it bring with lots of love, joy and happiness.
  • Congratulations on this special day as your baby is baptized and christened. Wishing your family a memorable day. All the best!
  • Congratulations on baby Rosie’s Christening.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and wishing you all a life blessed with love, health and happiness.
  • Thank you for inviting us for the Baptism and Christening function of your little one. May your little one be showered with love from above. Blessings!
  • Christening wishes for your beautiful daughter! Today as the Holy water is sprinkled on her may she be filled with God’s perfect love. Congratulations!
  • Wishing (baby’s name) a blessing from above. May today’s celebration be filled with peace, love, and wonderful memories.
  • The love of God is all encompassing. As you present (baby’s name) to Him today, may (he/she) be blessed with joy and a loving family that she may find peace as you usher (him/her) in the Christian way of living.

Christening Messages from Godparents

If you’re the lucky godfather or godmother, your christening message will be one of the most looked at greeting cards after the ceremony. As godparents, you’ve been appointed to provide spiritual guidance throughout your godchild’s upbringing. Although the christening ceremony is most likely for an infant or baby, you can still address the little one directly in your card since you are the godparent. This card may end up serving as a keepsake or special memory for the growing baby who will eventually look back at photos and messages from their christening day.

  • Dear (baby’s name), I will help you grow in faith as your godmother/godfather, this I vow to you. Best wishes on this day.
  • Dear (baby’s name), you are a blessing to our lives and the reason for our smile. This is just to promise you that we will always be here for you as your loving God Parents!
  • Dear Baby, May God’s favor together with blessings that you get today on your Baptism, direct you all the way of your life.
  • Our dearest godchild, we pray that your sacred day may mark the start of all good tidings in your life. Receive love from your godmother and I.
  • May today’s christening start a flow of success in all the days of your life. Love you baby!
  • As your Godparent, on your special day, I am honored and feel blessed to be a part of your future. For you, I’ll do my best.
  • May the grace and blessings you receive from God, guide you throughout your life! I am honored and blessed to be your Godparent, and look forward to a special relationship with you!
  • On this christening day, I am sending all my love, best wishes, all my blessings. and my all grace to my beautiful young Godchild.
  • Our dearest godchild, we pray that your sacred day may mark the start of all good tidings in your life. Receive love from your godmother and I.
  • I pray that you have a reason to celebrate everyday of your life. May the Almighty guide your steps to all good tidings. Enjoy your christening dear (baby’s name).
  • Just a little note to let you know, we’ll be here for you as you bloom and grow. Always in your life, never far away, there for you for when you need us one day.

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Bible Verses About Baptism

Complete your card with an encouraging bible verse about baptism to offer the recipient inspirational words about this new milestone in their life. Baptism verses can serve as meaningful quotes about the purpose of baptism and its origins. Along with a card, these verses can also be used to create custom gifts that the recipient will cherish long after their baptism celebration. Use these religious verses below to end your card before signing off.

  • “Whoever welcomes a child in My name, welcomes Me.” – Luke 9:46-48.
  • “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10
  • “I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4
  • “May the Lord give His angel charge over you, to guide you in all your ways.” – Psalm 91:11
  • “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:13
  • “This water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” – 1 Peter 3:21
  • “John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”– Luke 3:16
  • “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” – Galatians 3:27
  • “Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.” – Acts 11:16
  • “And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said to me, On whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost” – John 1:33
  • “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” – Luke 3:21
  • “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6
  • “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” – Matthew 28:19-20
  • “And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” – Mark 1:9-11
  • “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” – Mark 16:16

If you’re not religious, keep in mind that you can still send a baptism card and focus your message on how happy and proud you are of your loved one or friend. If you’re looking for more inspiration on what to write in a baptism card, use our guide on baptism quotes and verses to elevate and complete your baptism card or add a nice quote to a baptism party invitation. Whether you’re attending the ceremony or helping to host after and need baptism party ideas, your message on this momentous occasion will be cherished for a long time.