My son’s baptismal is coming up (Sep 1 – yes, labor day weekend), and I plan on keeping it very small (only in-laws, godparents & grandparents will be attending). My question is what would be an appropriate baptismal favor for those that will be attending? None of us are die hard religious fanatics so it doesn’t necessarily need to be a religious trinket. Also, my side of the family is Latino and my husband’s side of the family is Jamaican, so maybe something that will incorporate our cultures? - Brenda
Ooh, we came up with a few ideas for you - and we know you're in a hurry since the baptism is
You can buy these pretty vintage baby carriage favor boxes ($1.50) and add candies from each of your cultures. There are also these pretty rose brocade photo albums ($3.50) for guests to store the photos they take from the ceremony, and these pretty glass coasters (as low as $6.70) with a photo window. You can dress either of these items up with your baby's photo in advance.
If you're feeling crafty and don't mind making your own baptismal favors, this is what I would do. I would make marble magnets with the baby's photo. Everyone attending the baptism would love having photos of the baby that they can stick on their fridge. You can give each person a set of six, and make four of them with photos of the baby, and the other two are of you and dad! Or a set of 3 - one of you, dad and baby - or make them all of baby. Ah, the choice is yours.
The instructions on how to make them can be found here:
When I made them, I used the cabochons ($7.50 for 10) because marbles at my local Michael's were a bit scratched up. I bought magnets from Michael's and the silicon glue from Home Depot. Seriously, they are SO easy to make - just be sure to read her instructions and follow them. Stick the magnets in Altoids-type cans or put them in organza bags. Voila!
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