Baby Blessing Ceremonies
Few moments compare to meeting a new child, whether you are a first-time parent or a seasoned pro. Children are infinitely precious and your wish to celebrate, honor and bless them comes as naturally as breathing. It is a tradition which has existed throughout cultures and ages. But for many who don't identify with a particular faith or belong to a faith community, exactly how to bless your children can be painfully unclear.
"We wanted to have a ceremony to celebrate our son but didn't know what our options were. This was a first for all of us and everyone was very impressed and loved Hannah."
I am thrilled and delighted to help parents and families experience a unique baby blessing ceremony. Drawing from your religious or spiritual backgrounds and beliefs or your cultural traditions, or designing a secular ceremony based on your values and aspirations, together we will create a one of a kind blessing ceremony that will remain a touchpoint for your child, for you as caregivers and for your family and loved ones. I offer:
Sometimes the journey to your baby is long and winding, through struggles with fertility or difficult pregnancies, navigating foster care or adoption, or welcoming a child after loss. Other times, children arrive almost effortlessly, the path clear and smooth. In all cases, baby blessings include your parenthood story and the beginning—or evolution—of your family.
"Our guests raved about Hannah and the very special moment she created for our family. The ceremony was made to fit just for us, and it's a memory we will cherish always."
Baby blessing ceremonies help you participate in parenthood consciously, feel the support of your loved ones, and recognize the important role others will play in your child's life. Most of all, they celebrate and give thanks for the gift of your baby. Ceremonies for children of all ages can include:
"Hannah helped me to articulate my thoughts and hopes for the ceremony. She folded my words with hers to create a blessing that was unique and personal."
It can be hard to know where to begin planning a baby blessing. I will guide you through the process, getting to know you first—as parents, children, and a family—and understanding your hopes and intentions for the ceremony before discussing special elements, participants and more. I can help you consider:
"Hannah performed a blessing for our 2-year-old and it was truly outstanding. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Our family is so grateful to her."