What is Baptism and Gift Ideas to Commemorate the Occasion

by Dee Young August 24, 2022 5 min read

What is Baptism and Gift Ideas to Commemorate the Occasion

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19.

As this Bible scripture states, baptism for those in the Christian Church is an important and very special moment in someone’s life.

For Christians, baptism is the religious rite of sprinkling water on someone’s forehead or immersing someone in water to symbolize washing away their sin. The verb “baptize” in Greek, means “to dip, plunge, immerse,” or “bring under the influence.” As the priest or pastor pours water over the head of (or immerses) the person during baptism, he repeats, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” This symbolizes a purification/renewal of the body and adoption by God. 

In some denominations, when young children are baptized, they receive a Christian name.

Young man getting baptized

Baptism is considered “faith in action” and your personal identification with an incredible act in human history—the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As you stand in the water waiting to be baptized, you symbolize Jesus dying on the cross. You symbolize Jesus being buried in the tomb as you are lowered into the water. And rising from the water symbolizes Jesus’s resurrection, overcoming death and sin.

Christianity.com states, “Baptism doesn't save you—salvation comes by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). Your guilt before God is removed the moment you trust in Christ. But baptism is your personal testimony to, and the inward assurance of, your passage from the old life to the new life.”

Romans 6:3-4 —“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

Give them something to keep for a lifetime

Baptism is certainly a milestone to celebrate, after all, it only occurs once in a lifetime – so you don’t want to let it go by without any recognition. Celebrate the occasion with a special gift. Something unique, personalized, or handmade is sure to be appreciated. Here are several customizable gifts that are sure to please.

LifeSong Milestones Baptism Frame and Ornament
LifeSong Milestones Baptism Picture Frame and Ornament


Boy/Girl Picture Frame and Ornament Set

Mark this occasion with this endearing picture frame that states, “May you feel as close to Jesus as you do today. May you count on him to gently guide you on your way.” The 8”x10” frame holds one 4”x6” photo. The matching ornament that comes with it measures 2.5”x4.”

LifeSong Milestones Wooden Rope Sign for Goddaughter

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Wooden Wall Sign

This 8”x12” pink rope wooden wall sign will remind your Goddaughter she is a loved child of God every time she sees it. The verse above states, “Be Strong & Courageous for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This sign comes in an array of different sayings and is available in different varieties for a Godson, Godmother, Godfather, or Godparents as shown below.


LifeSong Milestones Godson Rope Sign
LifeSong Milestones Godfather Rope Sign



LifeSong Milestones Baptism Barky Ornament

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Tree Branch Baptism Ornament

Bless your child with this rustic ornament, exclusive from LifeSong Milestones. The unique bark ornament will stand out and serve as a reminder of their special baptism. Personalize it with your child’s name and baptism date. It’s sure to garner a smile.

 LifeSong Milestones Personalized Engraved Baptism Wall Cross

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Cross to honor Jesus and your child’s big day

This present combines both a cross to honor Jesus’ resurrection, and a customized saying, to make one timeless present that recognizes the magnitude of their commitment. Whether you are buying this as a baby baptism gift or for an adult, this is sure to please. This rustic 17” x12” wall cross features your loved one’s name and baptism day. It reads, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26.”

LifeSong Milestones Oak Rocking Horse


Child’s Rock’n Rocking Horse

Rock your child’s world with this U.S.A.-made solid oak wood rocking horse built to last for generations. Standing at a proud 18” tall, this measures 32” in length and 16” in width.

The tail and mane are made of yarn, while the ears are made of leather. Your child will get a kick out of having his/her name printed on the bottom of the horse. This horse is available in oak, pink, and blue colors.
LifeSong Milestones Godchild Plaque


Baptism Godchild Tree Plaque

Decorate your room with this baptism godchild tree plaque measuring 6”x8”. The touching printed verse reads, “Child of God, May the father and the spirit bless you from above. May you know the joy of Jesus and grow within his love.” Again, this plaque can be customized and dedicated to your child’s special day.
LifeSong Milestones Decorative Wooden Heart Godchild


A Heart Block Great for God Parents or Child

This hand-crafted heart block, made of solid cherry and maple wood, stands 5.25” high and 5” in width. It can stand on a shelf or table as a reminder of your special relationship with your Godchild. The saying reads, “A Godchild fills your heart with love and joy as if they were your very own.” The name and baptism date can be added for free. Many more hearts are available to see here.
Lifesong Milestones Personalized Jewelry Keepsake Box

Baptism Keepsake Box

This box is a beautiful keepsake to store memorable objects from the baptism day or keep your child’s favorite things safe. The 6” x 5.5” x 3.25”  box contains a special hinge for the flip-top lid. The printed verse reads, “I am a child of God. I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.” You can add your child’s name and baptism date. This keepsake box is a beautiful reminder to walk with the Lord through life.
LifeSong Milestones Personalized Baseball Bat

Custom Engraved Baseball Bat

Does your godson or son love baseball? What better way to celebrate his day than with a customized wood baseball bat. The thought-provoking scripture reads, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,” Jeremiah 17:7. 

This bat is made of ash wood, which is believed to symbolize growth, strength, and longevity. Many cultures believe ash wood contains sacred elements, warding off darkness and protecting your loved one. 

The bat is 18” long with a 1.75” width. It’s sure to stand out wherever you display it.

LifeSong Milestones Personalized Engraved Wooden Block for Baptism

Customized Cherry Wood Block

Let your little one know that she/he is loved with this unique personalized wooden block. This keepsake contains his/her name, baptism date, and the sentence, “You are loved.” This cherry wood 2.5”x2.5” block is a special way to remember the details of your child's big day that will be cherished for years to come.
LifeSong Milestones Personalized Baptism Puzzle Piece Picture Frame

Puzzle Piece Wall Plaque

Honor your child’s first holy communion with this puzzle photo frame wall plaque.The plaque reads, “May Jesus live within your heart and keep you in his care, guide and guard you day and night, and answer every prayer.”

It holds a 4”x6” photo and measures 24” wide by 12” high. It has a keyhole on the back for easy hanging. These puzzle pieces can be personalized with almost any message or verse. The possibilities are endless with our wide selection of art to choose from! Scroll through the many different designs to create a masterpiece that is a one of a kind puzzle piece you and your family will cherish for years to come.

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