Children and adults are baptized as an important part of their Christian life.
Many times, family members and friends will attend a baptism or give gifts to mark the occasion. It is appropriate to write a thank you note in these instances.
Here are some helpful tips on writing a great thank you note after a baptism.
Who to Send It To
It is common for congregations to witness members or children of members being baptized.
A thank you note is not necessary if the baptism took place during a regularly scheduled service. Nevertheless, you should always write a baptism thank you note for the following reasons:
- To witness the baptism, someone attended the church during a time they normally wouldn’t. Members of other churches can attend the baptism as well as members of the same church who attended a special baptism service to support you.
- All gifts and cards sent in honor of the baptism should be acknowledged.
When to Send a Thank You Note
Send the notes within one month of the baptism, but sooner is better.
Mailing the thank you notes is preferable to handing them out in person or sending them via email. When a child was baptized, he or she should write their own thank you notes if they are old enough to do so.
Baptism Thank You Note Examples
From a Child for His/Her Baptism Dear (name), I appreciate you coming to my baptism. It was great to see you there. Despite still having a lot to learn about God, I am happy to be baptized and to have people like you there with me to celebrate with me. Sincerely, (name)
From a Parent for a Child's Baptism Dear (name), Please accept my sincere thanks for attending (name's) baptism. I really appreciated having you there. Our goal is to raise our children to be Christians, and we know we will need the help of families and friends. Our child will benefit from your example, and we are so happy to have you with him/her during such an important time as he/she joined God's kingdom. Thanks so much, (name)
For an Adult Baptism 1 Dear (name), I wanted to thank you for making the time to be at my baptism. It is an important step for any Christian to make. With so many family and friends in attendance, this moment was even more memorable and special. Thanks again for sharing in this special time in my life. Love, (name)
For an Adult Baptism 2 Dear (name), You sent me a really nice frame to commemorate my baptism, and I'm really grateful for that. The picture I plan to hang in the frame actually depicts the baptism. I appreciate you sending a gift at such a critical point in my walk with God, and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness. All the best, (name)
For Out of Town Guests Dear (name), The baptism of my/our child last weekend was a blessing received from you. I understand it was quite a sacrifice for you to travel so far, but I can honestly say that without you there, the event would not have been the same. It means so much to us all that you were able to make the trip, and I will cherish the memory for years to come. Love, (name)
Clearly, there is no need to write lengthy notes.
You just need to personalize them enough so that they don’t appear like you sent a form letter. Mention the gift if one was given. A handwritten thank you note is always the best choice for any type of thank you note.
If you have a Personal baptism note to share, you can post it in the Reply section below 🙂