A widely celebrated event among the Christian community is the sacrament of baptism. This has always been the case all over the world. Many thinks that it is similar to the word christening and uses it simultaneously and interchangeably. There is a slight difference between the two terms and it does not mean the same thing.
Let me explain it like this. Baptism is the sacrament or the symbol of repentance and symbolizes that a person indicated that he or she has accepted the Christian faith. This can be done by an adult or an infant (parents on his or her behalf). Bit christening is basically the naming of the child (even though the parents have officially named the child before this is more like the church declaring the name of the child publicly and also a mode of blessing the child. Find this out for further information regarding christening suits.
So basically an infant is christened and an adult is baptized. An adult cannot ever be christened as he or she already have a name. But an infant can be baptized and accepted in to the faith through the promise of the Godparents to raise them up in the Christian faith. Christening is a part of an infant’s baptism ritual.
So now that you have a brief idea about what christening is let us move on to hoe to run it smoothly? First you must meet the priest of your church and confirm a date for the christening. Then you must make an invitees list and invite your closest circles to participate in the blessed event. Then you must buy or make a plain dress for the event for your event. There are many online sites that offers such gowns for a good bargain. Don’t throw away your baby boy christening gowns. Keep them as a memory. You will cherish them later on in your life and feel nostalgic over them.
There are parents who now follow the trend of handing out baptism bomboniere for those who come and celebrate the joyous event with them. You can do that too. There are companies and businesses that sell these kinds of small items that the guests can keep as a souvenir. All you have to do is order some of them for a price you think is reasonable.
Don’t overdo it. Christening and baptism means that the child is accepted in to the Christian faith. The simpler it is the more valuable it becomes because it is a relationship between man and God.