31 Baptism Thank You Messages Examples

Following your baptism or your child’s baptism, you may want to send a thank-you note card to your parents, godparents, grandmas, other relatives, etc. You can also thank the priest or pastor who performed the baptism.

Baptism traditions and celebrations vary, and I will not pretend to be familiar with all of them. The purpose of this post is to give you ideas and templates for what to write when sending out thank you cards after a baptism.

If you are wondering if it’s baptise or baptize, the “z” is American English, and the “s” is British English. I live in the USA, so I will stick with baptize. It’s two spellings of the same word. Feel free to change the “s” to a “z” in your thank you note wording based on your spelling preference.

The examples will be split into sections based on if the baptism was yours or your child’s.

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What Should You Write in a Baptism Thank You Note?

Your note should include a personalized message which could include one or more of the following:

  • Thank you for attending, celebrating, or coming
  • Thank you for traveling from a far distance
  • Thanks for any gifts, including money.
  • Thank you for taking part in your special day
  • A verse from the Bible

If you’d like to include a Bible verse in your thank-you notecard, there is a list of baptism verses here. A verse could be added in addition to your thank you message.

For a special day like a baptism sending handwritten thank-you notes is recommended. Email or phone may be okay, too, depending on your family traditions.

The samples below may also work for Christening thank-you notes. I haven’t been to a Christening. If you think the messages make sense for Christening, you could substitute Baptism with Christening.

Who To Thank After Your Baptized?

First, you will need to decide who you want to thank regarding your baptism or your child’s.

  • grandparents
  • godparents
  • parents
  • other family or friends
  • priest
  • pastor (to thank your pastor for reasons other than baptism, read through the pastor thank you note examples).
  • anyone who gave a gift

Your Baptism Thank You Note Template

Dear [person’s name]

Thank you for coming to my baptism! I was so thrilled that you were there to celebrate this occasion. It was a big day in my faith. Your presence increased my joy. [Add another sentence or two if you received a gift].

Thanks again!

Love (or another closing)

Your name [and Spouse’s Name – if applicable].

Items in [brackets] should be replaced with words that make sense for your situation. The examples only include the center section of the note.


A person’s name could be their title, such as “Dear Mom and Dad” or “Dear Grandma,” if you usually do not refer to the person by their first name.

If you were given money or another gift, you could thank the person in the same note where you thank them for coming.

Please be sure to include a greeting, closing, and sign your name. You may also want to review the 5 easy steps to writing thank you notes here.

Other possible closings to use instead of Love are:

  • Thanks again
  • Love always
  • Kind regards
  • Sincerely

Thank You for Coming to My Baptism Messages

Here are messages to thank those that came to your baptism. 

  1. Thank you so much for coming to my baptism! The service was perfect, and I’m so grateful you could attend. If you ever want to hear more about my story and how I came to know Jesus, please let me know!
  2. I am happy you made the trip to my baptism. At the celebration lunch afterward, I enjoyed visiting with you. Thanks for being a part of this special day and celebrating with me!
  3. Taking the step to be baptized was huge! Thank you for attending and being there to support me! I am glad you are in my life. I also want to thank you for taking a photo of me when I was immersed. It’s going to look great in the frame you gave me!
  4. Thank you for celebrating my baptism with my church family and me. I am glad you could stay for the potluck that followed the service. Your support helped me overcome my nerves about standing up in front of a large crowd.
  5. Thank you for coming to my baptism. I was glad to have you there on the special day. 
  6. Thank you for surprising me and coming to my baptism. You are the best parents ever! Thank you for traveling to be at the service. I know I was stubborn about Christianity for many years. Your continued example of Christian life helped me to see that I wanted to accept Jesus too. And now I have publicly acknowledged my commitment to Him.
  7. Thank you for the baptism money! The money was a surprise. Thank you for your generosity. Also, thank you for coming to the service.
  8. Your attendance at my baptism was appreciated. Your presence meant a great deal to me. Thank you also for the [gift].
  9. I am grateful to you for coming to my baptism! I was surprised and delighted to see you in the crowd. You’ve been an excellent influence on my Christian walk.
  10. Thank you for being at my baptism. I was delighted to see you in the crowd. Thank you for your support. 

Baby or Child’s Baptism Thank You Note Template

Dear [person’s name]

Thank you for coming to [child’s name] baptism! Having you there to celebrate and witness the baptism meant a lot to me [and Spouse’s Name – if applicable]. [We/I] appreciate the distance you traveled to be with us. You will be an excellent Christian example for [Child’s Name] as [he/she] grows up.  Also, thank you for the money! We will set it aside and save it for when [Child’s Name] is a bit older.

Thanks again!

Love (or another closing)

Your name [and Spouse’s Name – if applicable].

Items in [brackets] should be replaced with words that make sense for your situation. The examples only include the center section of the note.

Baby or Child Baptism Thank You Messages

  1. Thank you for attending the baptism for [child’s name]. As you are his godparents, it was meaningful that you came to our Sunday service for this occasion. We are excited that you will be part of  [child’s name] life as he grows up.
  2. We appreciate that you came out to the baptism party for the twins last Sunday. As always, your support and involvement of the kids are significant to us. Also, thanks for the money! While unexpected, it did help cover the cost of the celebration party.
  3. We were very surprised to see you at the baby baptism service on Sunday! We didn’t expect you to fly in for it but we appreciate that you did. Thank you for coming and witnessing [child’s name] baptism. Your unexpected visit will be included in her baptism story we share when she is older.
  4. Thank you for celebrating [child’s name] ‘s choice to be baptized. He is only eight but confident in his decision and wants everyone to know. He was delighted that you gave him $10 too!
  5. We are grateful you took time off work to attend [child’s name] baptism. It means a lot to us that you and some other family members were there to watch the baptism. It was a wonderful day to see [child’s name] publicly declare his love for Jesus and commit his life to the Lord.
  6. The Biblical wisdom you have shared with [child’s name] during the past few years has significantly impacted his life and walk with the Lord. Thank you for coming to his baptism! He was excited that you were in the audience, as I am sure he will tell you the next time he sees you.
  7. I am thankful you came from so far to celebrate [child’s name] baptism with us! Having you there was unforgettable, and [child’s name] was excited that you gave him a little cash. He wants to spend it on a Bible to give to his friend at school. Thanks again for coming!

Thank You Note for Baptism to Pastor or Priest

Notes: Priest or pastor can be switched (i.e., change the word priest to the pastor or vice versa) in the examples below as needed. If someone other than your pastor did the baptism (or helped with it), these notes should work. Please adjust the wording accordingly.

  1. Thank you for performing the baptism for [child’s name]! We were so happy for you to be the one to do it, as [child’s name] looks up to you. We consider you part of our family. This memory will last a lifetime, and we are glad you were part of it.
  2. We are thankful to you for performing the baptism of [Child’s Name]. Having him baptized as a baby was important to us, and we are grateful that we could trust you to do it. The ceremony was beautiful.
  3. Thank you for the baptism service for my baby. Everything about it was perfect, and we will remember this day forever. When [Baby’s Name] is older, we will share the pictures with him and let him know you were the pastor.
  4. Praise the Lord! I am happy to be baptized and appreciate that you were the pastor to do it. Thank you for being willing to stand in the cold lake to baptize me and the others that were also baptized.
  5. What a fantastic day! Thank you for encouraging me to share the short version of why I wanted to be baptized with the congregation. One person approached me afterward, as she could relate to what I mentioned. I am grateful to you, Pastor, for all that you do and for being the one to baptize me.
  6. I am glad you were able to perform my baptism! I’ve learned so much from your messages this past year. I am ready to declare my love and devotion to Jesus publicly. Praise the Lord!
  7. The service for baptizing me and the others was beautiful. You are the best priest! The photos slide of each person was great too.  I loved every part of the special day and look forward to sharing the message of Jesus with others.

Examples for Baptism Gifts, Cards, or Money When Giver Was Not at the Service

  1. Thank you for sending a card to recognize my baptism! It was a big step for me in my faith. I look forward to telling you more about it the next time I see you.
  2. Thank you for the baptism money! It will be a nice treat for me. I will likely spend it on a nice lunch out. Thanks for thinking of me. I consider you part of the family.
  3. Thanks for the card and money you sent for my baptism! I appreciate you thinking of me and will think of you when I do something fun with the money.
  4. Thank you for the baptism [gift – say what it was]. You are lovely to think of me at this precious time in my life! I am grateful to you for introducing me to Jesus.
  5. I am grateful that we share the same faith. Thanks for the card you sent recently to acknowledge my baptism! What a fantastic experience, and I am so thankful for all the time you spent explaining what baptism means to me.
  6. You are a sweet and kind person! Thank you so much for sending me a card for my baptism and the money. I didn’t expect it, but I do appreciate it. I think we should get together soon.
  7. Thank you for your continued support as I journey through the Christian life. The note and card you sent regarding my baptism are very special to me.

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Author: Heidi Bender

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Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.