Wishes for babies - guest messages at naming ceremonies pt 1

Lots of parents like to create a 'time capsule' of wishes from naming day guests to their babies. It's a lovely idea which allows everyone present to participate and makes a touching memento of the day. However some people are uncertain about what to write and need some inspiration. 

One way to provide that is to use ready-made stationery with some prompts on it for guests to complete.

There are lots of examples online to buy, or download and print but, if you have an eye for design, you can always make your own. Here are a few examples of prompts you might use:

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I hope you learn....

I hope you know....

I hope you love....

I hope you laugh....

I hope you try....

I hope you get....

I hope you remember....

I hope you experience....

I hope you aren't afraid....

I hope you grow....

I hope you respect....

I hope you ignore....

I hope you become....

I hope you give....

I hope you find....

I hope you create....

Of course, this is a long list so pick a few that speak to you. I suggest six to eight will probably be the right number.

You can either print the prompts on the individual pieces of paper for guests to complete, or you can write them up on a sign or blackboard near your guest book so guests can choose whether to use them.

Next week, other types of guest messages and how to collect them.