Last month my oldest boy turned 8 and was baptized. It was a super special day for him, both of his grandmas were there and his dad baptized him in front of family and a few friends. To commemorate the day I made him a little baptism book for him to remember the day and the promises he made.
This was my first time using the Cinch book binding system, and I have to say that I am hooked!
For the cover I printed out this subway art that I modified from this cute one over at Oopsey Daisy. I decided to have the binding on both sides so that he could open it from either side. I thought it gave it a cute little uniqueness, and my boy is definitely a cute little unique spirit! 🙂
The Cinch was really easy to use once I read the instructions and practiced on some scraps. It punched the holes through the cover and paper like a boss. It took a matter of seconds to put the pages all on the binding rings and it was really fun to bind it all together…and pretty dang easy for these weak arms of mine!
Since most of our family lives far away I asked them all to send little messages, either just congratulations or their own baptism stories or their testimonies. This book is packed full of special notes from so many people who love him! It is kind of a tearjerker to read through some of these…knowing that this little guy who brings so much sunshine into my life has also shared that warmth and sweetness and has affected all of these spiritual giants. He really is a sweet, sweet boy.
Of course, his dad, grandmas and I all wrote notes in his book too. Talk about emotional. Nothing can make me cry harder than writing down my feelings about one of my children. I’m not the only one right?
Most everyone emailed me their messages so I printed them and attached them to the pages, but some people sent handwritten notes and pictures so on a few of the pages and on the back cover of the book I added envelopes to tuck these special mementos into.
I filled it with pictures of him that I took on his birthday and then some from the actual day. He loves it now, but I think when he is older and is maybe struggling a little bit this will really mean a lot to him to know just how loved he really is.
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