Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baptism Pictures

In the LDS church we believe that children are born innocent. At the age of 8 they become accountable for their sins. Children are to be taught the gospel by their parents and to learn right from wrong.

Sweetie Pie turns 8 on Saturday and has made the choice to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and be baptized a member of His church.  She has been looking forward to this for years.  We are trying to make her day extra special.   Click HERE to find out how we made some simple centerpieces that we'll be using at the baptism.    She also wanted a white dress, 'the' perfect white dress for her special day.

Finding the perfect white dress took a while.  I should have been thinking about this earlier in the year when the stores had white dresses out at Easter time, maybe we could have found something after Easter on clearance.  Oh, well.  We did our shopping online and there were lots and lots of choices.  Finally Sweetie Pie decided this was the dress:

We went to a local college that had a 'peace garden' to take some pictures.
She did a great job of doing what I asked and posing.

I created a photo collage using PicMonkey (it was my first time using it -it was so easy), and used it to print out some invitations using Walmart's photo center.

Sweetie Pie picked out pink as the background color and we included the following at the bottom in white letters:
(her full name)
has chosen to be baptized a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints
(date) (time) (location)
She would love to share this special event with you.

Just a few more preparations and we'll be all set.   Can't wait for her big day!
What have you done to make your child's baptism day extra special?