What to write in a Christening Card

If you’re looking for a little help and inspiration with what to write in a Christening card we’ve made a few suggestions below (these can be tweaked for Naming Day messages too).   Before

you decide on what to write you’ll need to decide whether you’re writing the message to the child’s parents or to the child.  If you are the godmother, godfather or supporting adult in a naming ceremony, you might want to write the message to the child – perhaps the parents will keep the card in the baby’s memory box for years to come!

Christening Messages from a Godparent or supporting adult to the child:

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To my special Godson on your christening day,

I am so honoured and proud to be your Godmother.  I make my promises to you that I will love you, help guide you, encourage you, listen to you, be there should you need me and always hold you in my thoughts.

with much love on this special day, your Godmother Sally x


To my beautiful Goddaughter Rosie,

With lots of love on your special Christening day.  I am very honoured to be your Godmother and proud to celebrate this wonderful day with you.  On your journey through life, I promise to always be there for you – encouraging and listening to you.

I look forward to sharing and making lots of happy memories with you in the future,

Love your Godmother Alison x

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Dear Josh,

To our special Godson on your christening day – we make our promises as Godparents to help guide and support you in your faith.   We will always pray for you and wish that your christening blessing today be the first of a lifetime blessed with much love and happiness.

from your loving godparents, Christine and James xx


Christening Message from friends:

Dear Poppy,

Congratulations on your special christening day.  Wishing you a life blessed with much love and happiness,

Sally, John and Harry xxx


To the parents:

Dear Sally, John & Harry,

Congratulations on baby Rosie’s Christening.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and wishing you all a life blessed with love, health and happiness.

Alison, James and Jake xxx


Dear Sally and John,

Many congratulations on the christening of baby Rosie. May you be filled each day with patience, strength and wisdom to enjoy raising Rosie into her promising future.

with lots of love

Susan & Peter xx


Christening & Naming Ceremony Message  – some more ideas:

  • Wishing you a life blessed with love, happiness and prosperity
  • Christening wishes to bless you with a life of love and happiness
  • With love on your Naming Day – wishing you a life filled with love and happiness xx
  • Always in our thoughts and in our hearts, love Grandma and Granddad
  • To our special Godson (or Goddaughter) on your Christening Day, with lots of love your Godmother Susan xx
  • To celebrate the Christening of our beautiful Goddaughter – 20th August 2006christening-card-v2
  • With love on your special day – Christening wishes to bless you with a life of happiness
  • On your special day with lots of love from your Godmother Katie xx
  • Thinking of you, with all our love Sue, Joe and Oliver xxx
  • To our beautiful daughter who brings us so much happiness
  • Hugs and kisses on your special day


We’d love to hear from you if this has helped inspire you or if you have any more message ideas, please leave a comment – it would be great to build and share a useful list to help with ‘what to write in a Christening or Naming Day card!

For poems and poetry about children – (useful perhaps as a reading at a Christening or naming ceremony or perhaps as a message in a card) we’ve created a new post with a few examples at:  ‘Quotes and poetry about Children’ 


Christening Gift Ideas

For beautiful christening gifts, naming ceremony presents, thanks you’s and cards visit our on-line shop at www.bellandwalsh.co.uk

Silver Little Guardian Angel Wings Necklace

owl-&-pussycat-bowlacorn-necklaceBible with Silver Cross Christening Gift

Further Reading / Sources:

www.bellandwalsh.co.uk– for a selection of christening gifts from godparents and stylish christening and naming day cards
www.framednames.co.uk – British handmade personalised framed names and prints – personalised with a message of your choice