What to Write in Baptism Thank-You Cards

By Billie •  Updated: 04/06/13 •  5 min read
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Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name  of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19–20

How to Write Baptism Thank-You Notes

Baptism (or christening) is an important part of a Christian’s life: baptism marks the beginning of a new life in Christ.

For many families, the tradition is to celebrate with relatives and friends, by taking time to attend the ceremony and/or by giving a baptism gift. 

Who Gets a Thank-You Note?

It is appropriate to write a thank-you note to those who contribute to the special day or offer a gift.

Here’s an example template from which to draw inspiration from while writing your own thank-you note acknowledging your church members for performing the sacrament or ordinance or symbolic act of baptism.

Thanks For the Ministerial Duties

Dear Minister Gordon,

The baptismal ceremony in which you baptized our granddaughter, Eileen McCray, last week was both meaningful and inspiring. Thank you for making the beginning of my granddaughter’s walk with God such a memorable event for her and her family.

Your comments during the ceremony fully explained to all present the significance of such a symbolic act. I especially appreciate your time spent in visiting with Eileen both before and after the ceremony to help her understand fully that commitment as this special occasion. In keeping with your message, my husband and I will do our best to further her growth as she applies her knowledge of the scripture to her daily life.

When Eileen was born, we promised that we’d dedicate her to the Lord’s service, and we intend to continue with that commitment. We feel fortunate that our family has you as leader and counsellor in our church and community.


Hank and Sue

What Should You Write in a Baptism Thank-You Note?

Keep it simple and write a personalized message, noting a few of the following:

Thank-You Note Template

Dear [person’s name],

Thank you for witnessing my baptism! I am thankful you were there to celebrate this joyful occasion with me. [Personalized thanks].

Love (or another closing),

Your name [and Spouse’s Name if applicable].

For a special day like a baptism, sending handwritten thank-you notes is recommended. Email or phone may be okay too, depending on your family traditions and constraints. But handwritten is your best route.

What to Say if You’re Invited to a Baptism? 

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