Welcoming Your Child Into the Family & Community

Baby on Blessing Day

Congratulations on the arrival of your little one! Just as sharing a wedding with family and friends creates a community of support in celebration, so does a baby blessing/naming!

A baby blessing (welcoming, naming, or sometimes called a glistening) is a ceremony of celebration. Your child is welcomed into the family and community.

These beautiful ceremonies can be an alternative to or in addition to a traditional baptism or christening. They are very popular as they fill the spiritual needs of parents who are of different faiths or do not belong to an organized religion as well as those who simply wish to have a warm and welcoming celebration for their child.

Continue a tradition or make a new tradition for your family. Options listed on this page identify some of the possibilities for your ceremony. I will assist you in having a celebration that lovingly welcomes your little one in your own special way.

 

 

Baby Blessing Option Details

Here are some beautiful ideas for your baby blessing/naming:

  • Butterfly release
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Parent promises
  • Guardians/God parents
  • Anointing with oil
  • Candle lighting
  • Water blessing
  • Ancestral blessing
  • Family circle
  • Family and friends circle