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Old Oct 22, '08, 9:34 am
Feanaro's Wife Feanaro's Wife is offline
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How do you (or do you) celebrate the anniversary of your child(ren)'s baptism(s)?

I would like to make this a special day in Lily's life, at least as celebrated as her birthday but I am at a loss for the "how?".
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Old Oct 22, '08, 9:59 am
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I almost always forget my children's baptismal anniversary, but I always remeber those of our Godchildren. For them, I get them a little gift (preferably religious) with a card that says, "Happy Baptism Birthday." For my own kids, I wouldn't want to give a gift, because that's just too many presents (I don't give birthday gifts to my godchildren, so I figure it's ok with them). What I would do is light their baptismal candle at supper that night (or any white candle if I can't find it), pray for them, pray to the saint of the day, and have a special dessert that night. Since I can't seem to keep track of the days, I've decided to celebrate all of our family baptisms on the feast of John the Baptist (the one in the summer). Of course, I've even forgotten that too...go figure.
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Old Oct 22, '08, 10:00 am
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In our family, both our kids' birthdays and baptism anniversaries, St. Nick's Day, Christmas, and Epiphany happen within 2 months That's 7 gift-giving occaisions. They'd all happen within one month if it weren't for one of the baptism anniversaries.

So we're not too terribly excited about doing too much gift-giving on baptism anniversaries. That being said, for my little girl's first baptism anniversary, hubby and I made her a beautiful glass bead Rosary. We also make sure to take the kids to Mass on their baptism anniversaries and pray a novena for our kids. The novenas are usually for the feast days that their baptism anniversaries fall on or to their patron (name) saints. I'd also like to make them a cake, but one kid's anniversary is the day before the other kid's birthday, so maybe we'll do banana splits or some other special non-cake dessert or something.

I like the idea of it being a "little birthday"
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Old Oct 22, '08, 10:17 am
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We haven't been as consistent as I like...but, we have, in the past, made a special dinner (kind of like a birthday dinner) and made a cake and then invited the Godparents over to celebrate.

It's lots of fun and reminds the children that Baptism is an important occasion, too!
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Old Oct 22, '08, 10:20 am
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I like the ideas of praying novenas or to a special saint. Not big on giving gifts (unless it's something inexpensive and also religious), lol.

Her baptism anniversary is on December 10th so too close to Christmas for more presents (but if her Godparents wanted to give her something that would be ok).

Any other ideas?
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Old Oct 22, '08, 10:25 am
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What about a little cake? My parents' didn't celebrate Baptism anniversaries, but they did that with us for adoption anniversaries. We didn't get any gifts - just a cake to remind us .
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Old Oct 22, '08, 10:30 am
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When I was a child we'd celebrate our baptism day with a special dessert!...
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We light their baptismal candles (I made REALLY big ones to last a long time) and read over our baptismal promises. Then we have a special dessert, or even go to Dairy Queen or Culver's. When they were little like Lily we looked at the phot album and talked about what happened that day. Both girls were baptized on the same day due to the fact that they used to be my granddaughters and my eldest hadn't taken care of business. Their godmothers call them on that day, too.
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