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Sentimental LDS Blessing Ideas - One Small Child

Sentimental LDS Blessing Ideas

Your little one’s blessing day is a sacred event to look forward to. Their name will be officially added to church records and they have the opportunity of receiving a special priesthood blessing. What a special day! Today, we’d like to share some LDS blessing ideas to make your baby’s day extra sentimental.

Sentimental LDS Blessing Ideas

-Dress your little one in a sentimental outfit. There are so many ideas for this! You can make (or have someone make) a blessing dress for your little girl out of your wedding dress. Dress them in your blessing dress or your husband’s blessing outfit. Use an heirloom blanket. That gorgeous knitted blanket that your grandmother made would make a sentimental addition to your little one’s outfit.

-Start a tradition. Use the same blessing dress for all your daughters. Have each one’s initials embroidered on the skirt hem. You could also use this idea with a blanket. What an amazing heirloom to pass down to future generations!

-Host a luncheon or dinner. Take advantage of all your family being in town and get together after church for some food and reminiscing.

-Take some special pictures. You will want good photographs! Capture their little features and special elements of the day. Many mothers now are opting for a professional photo session of baby in their outfit before or after the event. We love that idea, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to snap a few photos on the day of as well. You’ll want one of daddy holding your little one, all the men in their suits, etc.

-Write a letter to your little one. Jot down some excerpts from the blessing. You don’t need to write down the entire blessing, but maybe a few things that stood out to you. Journal about other special parts of the day, like when your he smiled and cooed in your grandmother’s arms. Your little one will love reading about their special day years down the road.

-Make a blessing day memory mini-book. You could include pictures, information about the ward (who your bishop is, what ward and which stake it belongs to, who the stake president is, which ward building you attend, etc.) the names of the brethren who stood in the circle, some excerpts from the blessing, your feelings as a mother about the special day.

What have you done to make your little one’s blessing more meaningful? Share your LDS blessing ideas in the comments below.

{Our Memory Christening Gown, Memory Christening Slippers and Lace Rosette Headband in the ivory option are pictured above.}

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LDS Blessing Day: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Event

Is there an LDS Blessing Day coming up for your little one? Here are some tips and tricks to help keep your day smooth and stress-free. It’s all about making special memories!

LDS Blessing Day Tips and Tricks

-Plan a time to take pictures and schedule a photo session. Moms never regret any efforts or money spent on good pictures. Make a plan to capture a couple special memories. Ask someone in advance to take a couple snapshots for your family so everyone can be in the picture. Plan to take a family photo in the foyer after baby is dressed, and before the meeting begins. This is the perfect time to capture your family while everyone’s looking their best. Another great photo you’ll love is one will all the men holding your little one. Ask them ahead of time to gather before or after Sacrament meeting for a quick snapshot. We also recommend doing a professional photo shoot of your little one in their blessing outfit after their special day.

-Pack everything the night before. Especially if you have 9am church! Gather baby’s outfit and accessories, pack the diaper bag, round up anything you’ll need for yourself and older children (snacks, quiet activities for sacrament meeting, etc.). Set out outfits and take baths the night before. This ensures that nothing will be forgotten, and you won’t be scrambling to find a missing shoe 5 minutes before you’re supposed to leave.

-Consider dressing baby at the church. Especially girls! With some dresses, there’s no way you’ll be able to buckle the car seat around all the ruffles and bulk. Baby will be more comfortable traveling in her footed sleeper anyways. Take advantage of the mother’s room and dress her there. A few quiet minutes together can turn into a very special memory. Just be sure to arrive early enough that you have plenty of extra time. It will be more stressful if you’re rushed.

-Don’t forget a blanket. Babies are happier when they’re snuggly warm. A beautiful white blanket will compliment her pretty dress. She’ll be all smiles if she’s comfortable. If your little one is used to taking a pacifier, make sure to pack one.

-Make a plan to preserve the outfit. Babies are natural stain machines. Extra care will need to be taken with any special occasion outfit. If you plan to leave baby in the outfit for the entire block, you may want to purchase a pretty bib to protect it. Plan a quick diaper change before Sunday school. After the event day, properly clean the blessing outfit (following the instructions on the care and content label) before preserving it. Whether it’s framed, stored in a special chest or a garment bag, it will need to be cleaned before hand.

We hope you found these tips and tricks useful. We wish you a wonderful, special day.

We love to hear from you! Let us know of what worked for your Blessing Day in the comments below.

{Our Memory Christening Gown and Lace Rosette Headband in the ivory option are pictured above.}