Monday, April 28, 2014

girly yet neutral baptism card

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I'm not Christian. Thus, when I am invited to Christian baptism (or host my own), it is really important to me to strike the right blend of sacred and respectful and yet, neutral. In this day and age, you never really know how religious a couple is when they are doing something through the lens of the Church (face it, we baptised and I'm not Christian), nor do I particularly want to convey on overly Christian tone and misrepresent myself.

It's a tricky line but I think I managed to get it in this particular card:

The pattern paper is Bazzil and the plain, American Crafts. I used ribbon from the Dollar Store. The edges were done with an EK punch and the flower is Stampin' Up stamp/ink.

It's for the baptism of Paul's cousin's daughter so I went girly. I figure since I won't be having any girls in my home aside from myself and the cat, I need to embrace the girly when I can!

Inside I wrote:

May strong arms hold you
Caring hearts tend you
and may love await
you at every step
~ Irish Proverb

I think it conveys the right sentiment, can be understood as God, but also neutral enough to mean the parents or godparents or extended family and friends if you prefer.

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