Happy Baptism Day! This day does not quite have the hype of turning a new age and celebrating a birthday, but the kids can have a great time celebrating a new year as a member of our church family and find it exciting too. We have been evolving our celebration over the past few years that we started making sure that we celebrate their special baptism anniversary.
I really want them to know that this day is a big day. I started by making sure we mention the date of their baptism often to help them learn it, and we do special things on that day. Both of my children's baptisms happen to be during the summer which makes it easy for us to do a special breakfast for them. We make it special by using the nice place mats and put out a few decorations, etc. We also light their baptism candle during the breakfast and put out there baptismal framed photo and photo album of the day. They enjoy looking through it during breakfast. And of course we say special prayers asking for blessings over them and remind them that the sign of the cross reminds us of our baptism. We finish up with reminding them that one day they will make their confirmation and continue the "yes" that we said for them if they choose to.
Enjoy your baptism day!