Naamkaran also known as the naming ceremony or the cradle ceremony is a very popular event in our Indian culture. The new born baby is given a name on this auspicious occasion that he or she will be called as, for the rest of their life.
It is a big occasion for the new parents and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and joy. Nowadays, a lot of creative new invites are being sent to invite people over to namakaran ceremony.
In this post, you will come across creative and innovative ways of inviting people for the naming ceremony of your little bundle of joy. You will also come across resources where you can buy your requirements directly.
Best 8 naming ceremony invitation ideas
Here, is the list of best invitation ideas that are simple yet impressive to invite your guests for this ceremony.
1. Personalized Invitation Cards
These kind of invitation cards work best when you choose to have a private ceremony not involving too many guests and decide on making personalized invites to different groups (eg family name).
Getting small amounts of cards printed would ideally be an expensive affair, but we came across a website: Vistaprint that dose a fabulous job.
Getting 20 cards printed would cost you just around 180 Rs. They offer different levels of customization.
“Mrs. And Mr. Kumar cordially invite the Shah family to celebrate together the Namkaran ceremony of their new born daughter Saira on 27th of November at (Venue) from 7 pm onwards. Dinner will follow the ceremony.”
2. Video Invites
One of the more innovative ways of inviting people is to send a recorded invite via a video. This is extremely impressive and people just love the personalized touch it gives you.
You and your spouse can come together with your new born to invite people over for this ceremony. You should keep it simple with basic details of venue and time and of course the occasion described in one or two lines.
Alternatively you can also use platforms like Smilebox which we found amazing!
They give you the flexibility to make invites with a collage of photos or use some of their customized themes or a simple video invite.
This video could be posted via Facebook messenger to your friends or could be sent on WhatsApp or could be mailed to your friends and family as per the need of the hour.
The message could be as simple as “Please mark your calendar for 17th October for the naming ceremony of our little bundle of joy, ‘Aryan’, at (Venue), at 8 pm onwards. It will be followed by dinner.”
3. E-card invites
The E-card invites is one of the simplest ways of inviting people for any ceremony. Just google E-Card Invites and you will find numerous websites which offer you free E-Cards.
The only issue we found was that they were not as unique as we would like, many of these website re-used similar templates. And chances are that someone you know might have already used a template you chose.
What we found the best was Canva, more complicated than the others but by far the best in making your invite as personal and unique as possible.
Your invitation card may read as, “Please save the date of 15th of September for our little lolo will get a name on this day. Invitation will follow in the e-mail”
4. Traditional cards
One of the oldest and most traditional ways of inviting people over to naming ceremony is to get these personalized traditional cards printed by a professional. This is still used widely by many due to the Formality it offers. This makes sense when you have a huge event and are inviting a lot of guests.
If you don’t have the time to find a professional locally to do these, we’ve found a couple of options online that are great. Indianweddingcard provides numerous options with the widest selection we’ve seen. Weddingpaperdivas is not an India site, but they do ship to India depending on the order.
The text may read as “The pleasure of your company is kindly requested at (Venue) on 12th of December at the Namakaran of our beloved son at 4 pm onwards. Hi tea will follow the ceremony.”
5. Making Personal phone calls
Making a personal phone call has a bigger impact that most forms of invitations. The downside is that it is time consuming. This works out fine if the guest list is short.
You may say something as simple as “You are invited to a grand naming ceremony of our daughter at (Venue) on 15th January. The ceremony involves a short Pooja at 11 pm, which is to be followed by lunch.”
You may say something as simple as “Hey! Just called to invite you and your family to the naming ceremony of our daughter at (Venue) on 15th January. The ceremony involves a short Pooja at 11 pm, which is to be followed by lunch.”
6. Group SMS’s or Text Messages
This is one of the most convenient and fastest ways of sending invites. You just need to get your text right and the invites reach in no time.
If in case you have a long guest list and you want to send remainders on regular basis you can opt for services like Bulksms.
If you want something that is a little more elaborate than just a text message for a smaller guest list, you can try Invitd. They give you features like RSPV, reminders and location. Perfect for when you don’t have too much time and want to know how many of your guests are turning up.
An example of a unique text message could be;
“A charming baby boy, will grow up to a great man;
mark your date, that’s the plan!”
You are invited to the naming ceremony of our son,
Date: 14th Nov at
Time: 8 p.m onwards.
The ceremony will be followed by dinner.”
7. Invites with gifts
Some people want this occasion to be really memorable and prefer to send invites with some unique gifts. The popular gifts include gold coin, silver coin, gift hampers etc.
A 10gram silver coin will ideally start from around 500Rs. We found a website that home delivers these.
You can write something like this on the invite; “Please accept this gift as a token of celebration which calls for your presence at the baptism of our new born baby on 20th February, at (Venue), at 9.00 pm onwards.”
8. Invites with sweets
A lot of people send sweets across with an invitation card to invite people over for this ceremony. The invite should read, “You are requested to be present on the 15th of Nov, to bless the newborn as he gets a name on this day.”
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