LDS Baptism Event

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Last month, Ryder turned 8 and chose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints .

I have titled the subject of this post, “LDS Baptism Event” because that is exactly what it feels like for the mother! It’s a special day, and one of the big events in life. It takes some planning.

Ryder’s Baptism was scheduled for Saturday May 3rd. In April, we fit in a photo shoot. Ryder had to get behind the camera too.


*disclaimer: I put together this post for those who have inquired. Please do not take this as the “standard” practice. A baptism is about the ordinance. I have resources that allow me to go a little over the top.

This kid has many people who love him. I hope he always remembers this.packfamily

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The Invitations

I print for a living, which is a beautiful thing when one wants to be creative. To avoid the extra square postage, I created a 5×7 folded card with a 5×12 canvas, not a “standard” product we carry, one I just sort-of, invented.

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The Program

Most LDS Wards will provide the printed baptism program, since Ryder was the only child being baptized this day, I took it into my own hands to design and print a 6×8 “menu” style program on our Pearl Fine paper.

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Memory Album

Each of my boys have a baptism memory album filled with photos and cards from family & friends, along with a digital copy of their baptism certificate. I always prefer a 3 ring album over a bound book. With removable pages and pockets, I’m able to insert tangible notes from friends and family that would otherwise be lost in a bin somewhere in our basement.

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I found this 8×8 Burlap Album from the Paper Studio at our local Hobby Lobby for under $10.

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Meredith Cardall’s Baptism Boy digital album

This is the 2nd Baptism Quick Page Album I have purchased from Meredith Cardall Designs. She makes it fast and easy to throw together. I used her 12×12 baptism kit and printed as 8×8 to fit into the 3 ring mini album. Meredith’s kit includes a sign in page and other fun facts that I would normally forget to document! I know in 20 years, Ryder be grateful he has it.

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The guest list page can easily be signed and slipped back into the album.

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Ryder fills out the important facts. His handwriting and misspellings are priceless to me.

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THE AFTER PARTY

It’s also been a tradition to enlarge the boys baptism photo and add their favorite scripture. Ryder chose 3 Nephi 11:33. The print & mount makes a great center piece. (16×20 print, mount, texture is $49.99 at Persnickety Prints). We hang it in his bedroom when the party is over.

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What’s a party without food? I am a horrible cook. Thank goodness for Kneaders.

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…. and Sweet Tooth Fairy!

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…and Costco!

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I used our store marketing signs to display 12×12 prints standing inside of the water and Izze coolers.

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After hosting this party, I ran to work to oversee our big semi annual print sale.

Ryder enjoyed his special day, and I’m still recovering!

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May 24, 2014
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