by Katie Stone
We make a "Baptism Binder"
that we give to the child when we visit with them before their baptism. It is a
1 inch 3 ring binder. On the front is their name and date of baptism.
Inside, it contains:
- A page with the baptism
covenants (what we covenant and what the Lord covenants)
- A page with what it means
to be confirmed
- A page for a picture
dressed in white
- A page for the baptism
- A page for the childs
thoughts and feelings the day he/she was baptized
pages (lined) that we pass around
while the child is changing clothes after the baptism before the
confirmation. They are labeled "Those who came to my baptism and
their feelings about today"
- A page for the Mother's
- A page for the Father's
- 2 pages for the
- A full color page with
the first presidency, our Stake Center, and our bishopric
- A page for them to trace
their hand at 8 years old
- A page where they fill in
the blanks about their favorite things at 8 years old.
- On the back cover is a
poem about baptism.
We use scrapbook paper and put
all pages in protectors.
We have had SO many people
comment on how much they love their "baptism binders".
Several other wards in our area are now doing them. However, they are a lot of
I try to have everything copied and ready to go for the whole year.
It ends up being a wonderful reminder of their special day that they can keep or