I wish more priests would remind the faithful how important our baptism birthdays are...the day our original sin was removed, we became children of God and heirs of heaven.
We have been celebrating our baptism birthdays for years in a quiet yet meaningful way. We always light their Baptism candle and look at cards and pictures. While the children are little, we may tell the story of their Baptism day.
"Receive this burning light and safeguard thy baptism by a blameless life. Keep the Commandments of God that when Our Lord shall come to claim His own, thou mayest be worthy to greet Him with all the saints in the heavenly court and live forever and ever. Amen."
We gave our little one a St. Cecelia pillow for her doll (embroidery kit found on Charlotte's etsy shop.)
We always give a small gift that represent their Catholic faith.
As our children grow, they study their faith from the Baltimore Catechism, and this includes a study of the Sacrament of Baptism each year in our home school.
(Miss Clementine on her Baptism day, February 18, 2012.)
We will continue to keep this a memorable day for each of member of our family.
Other ideas for baptism birthdays may include:
1. Go to Mass that day.
2. Read or talk about the saint's feast day on which your child was baptized.
3. Make a white cake.
4. Try to include the godparents (if possible.)
5. Pray for the godparents.
~ Patty ~