How to Write Baptism Thank You Notes
When a child or adult is baptized, it is an important part of their Christian life.
Often, family and friends will celebrate by taking time to attend the baptism or by giving gifts. When this happens, it is appropriate to write a thank you note.
Lets go over the basics of how to write a good thank you note after a baptism.
Who to Send It To
At many churches, the congregation will witness the baptism of members or children of members.
You do not need to write a thank you note to each member if the baptism took place during a normally scheduled service. You should, however, always write a baptism thank you note for the following reasons:
- Someone attended the church during a time that they normally would not in order to see the baptism. This includes members of other churches who come for the baptism and members of the same church who came to a special baptism service in order to support you.
- You should acknowledge all gifts and cards sent in honor of the baptism.
When to Send
You should try to send the notes within one month of the baptism, but sooner is better.
It is best to mail the thank you notes rather than hand them out in person or send them via email. If 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
As you can see, the notes need not be very long.
Just make sure that they are personal enough so as not to appear like a form letter. If a gift was given, mention the gift. Writing a personal thank you note by hand is always the best choice for any type of thank you note.
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What do you write to someone in a thank you note who didn't attend a baptism but gave a gift?
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