Baby Blessings, Naming Ceremonies, Christenings, Baptisms, Family Blessings and House Blessings
A Baby Blessing, Christening or Naming Ceremony is always a very powerful and emotional event in a family. You may or may not have religion or church, but having a special day for your baby can still be an important event. Welcoming this new person into your life through a special ceremony is a way of recognizing his/her place in the family and the world.
This beautiful ritual can take the form of a Christening, a Baby Blessing, a Baby Naming Ceremony, a Family Blessing, or any combination of these.
Baby Blessing Ceremonies
These ceremonies are growing in popularity as parents are choosing to be creative in the use of the elements of their religions and belief structures. A new amalgam is evolving into very unique and special celebrations. Baby Blessings are about the hopes, dreams, joys and affections your new arrival has stirred. The Baby Blessing ceremony is alternative to a traditional baptism or christening, for the ceremony is tailored to exactly reflect the parent’s wishes (and can help quell family requests for a church welcoming.)
Christenings and Baptisms
These two terms used to be interchangeable, out over time the Baptism has retained the traditional religious significance of cleansing and saving the soul. The Christening has become more popular for ceremonies that involve naming and welcoming the baby.
Let me help you plan a rich and meaningful ceremony that reflects your dreams and blessings for your baby. I make it easy by sending you a couple of sample ceremonies that you can personalize for your child. Together we create the perfect ceremony. Gather your friends and family to celebrate your child’s scared ritual in the location of your choice.
House Blessings are a perfect way to celebrate a new home, followed by an open house. Together we will create the perfect ceremony for you.
KNOW YOU WHAT IT IS TO BE A CHILD
by Francis Thompson and William Blake
Know you what it is to be a child? It is to have a spirit yet streaming from the waters of baptism; it is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, - for each child has a fairy god-mother in his/her own soul; it is to live in a nutshell and count yourself the king/queen of infinite space; it is: To see the World in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.