• Nicole

Simple LDS Baptism Memory Book

Updated: Jan 20


Likely your Primary Presidency is planning on putting together a little booklet of testimonies written by family and friends while your newly baptized child is dressing. It's a great little activity for those waiting and a great keepsake for years to come. However, church budgets are limited and if your booklet is anything like the one my kids got, pages will be torn out within the first week.

My niece was baptized recently and since I have all things baptism on the mind I thought I'd help create a more sturdy, yet simple Baptism Memory Book that included a little more than testimonies.

And so, I created and printed a questionnaire specific to my niece, Perry, that also included a testimony section. I also printed a blank option for little people to draw pictures. These were filled out while waiting for Perry and her dad to dress, and returned to me after the baptism. I also made sure to snag a program before I left and asked my sister-in-law to send me the template she used for the program.

I used canva.com to create the questionnaire. Canva is quite easy to use and navigate, and has so many template options, both free and $1. I thought up way more questions than I could fit on a page and have listed some here for consideration.

When I think of you I think of...

My 1st memory of you is...

My funniest memory of you is...

I feel proud of you when...

You make me smile when...

Today was special because...

I love you because...

My favorite memory of my own baptism is...

My testimony is...

If you were a candy bar you would be...

If you were a song you would be...

Where do you see me in 20 years?

What's your favorite thing to do with me?

If you had 1 wish for me what would it be?

The best advice for me would be...

Before starting this booklet I had visions of collecting the pages and throwing a cute, but simple book bind around them. There are so many cute designs available and the idea of a real, more lasting book was appealing. However, I have a friend with a college degree in book preservation and after talking to her about where to find the simplest option I quickly retreated to a spiral bind at FedEx. Still sturdy, and under $10. Although not nearly as charming as a personal bound book, I still think it turned out great and hopefully Perry does too!


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