It’s Great to be 8! A New Baptism Printable

See this lovely, sweet daughter of mine?  Somehow, she sort of grew up overnight.  She used to be so little and chubby – now, all of a sudden, she’s 8 and ready to take on the world.

In the LDS faith (that’s my religion, you can click here for more info on it) an important event takes place around the 8th birthday, their baptism.  Just like in any religion, a LDS child’s baptism is a big deal.  It begins her official entrance into the Church and her commitment to live the gospel and choose the right.

I really wanted this day to be special for Emily so she would remember it forever.  I also wanted to keep it simple, so the details of the event wouldn’t overshadow the baptism itself.  I looked around online for inexpensive decoration options but came up empty-handed.  Unhappy with my choices, I decided to create my own.

Emily’s loves black, pink and white so we worked with that color scheme throughout – even her fancy schmancy dress coordinated with the decor (I found it here on eBay for only $18).

Her birthday was in December so we opted for cold-weather refreshments: fancy hot chocolate, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.  Honestly, the entire project was really simple to throw together.  The homemade cinnamon rolls, however, kept me up until 3am – but that’s another story.  I printed all the elements on white cardstock and had Emily punch the circles with my 2″ Fiskars punches.  I also made easy, coordinating programs and thank you notes (sorry, I don’t have a picture of those).  Aren’t they sweet?  They’re just girly enough to be feminine without crossing into cutesy territory.  In other words, exactly what my can’t-wait-to-be-a-teenager daughter was hoping for.

Since this file has so much customization, I can’t really offer it here on the website.  However, it’s too good to keep all to myself so I’m adding it as a printable in the MeckMom Etsy shop.

If you purchase the printable package, I’ll update the files with your daughter’s name, initials and baptismal date before emailing them to you.  I can even change to colors to reflect your daughter’s favorites.  The price for now is $9.99 for all three custom printables.  Isn’t that a steal?  I totally would have paid that price to save myself the many hours I spent creating these!

I’m in the process of making a boy version as well but they’re not available yet.  They should be up next week. Here’s the link to the printable package in my Etsy shop if you’d like to check it out. Let me know if you have any questions.  Just thought I’d pass it on.


  1. I clicked through to the dress and then realized that all 3 of my girls are already baptized and we only have the boys left, so no more little white dresses for us. It’s lovely. We searched each time, but my mom ended up making the first 2 (3 actually, she made a dress for the actual baptism that both the 2nd and 3rd wore) and then we found one at the mall to buy for the youngest (also an Emily), which seemed a lot easier to find since her birthday is near Easter. Will you let her wear it after or put it up?

    • Actually that was part of my choice, Evita. I hate spending money on something that will just sit in storage so I picked this dress because it would make her feel beautiful but still be useful for general Sunday wear. She begs to wear it each week. :)

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