Christening ceremony for baby in Sweden

I cannot help but write a few words on Johannes christening ceremony. We had it about a month ago, mostly for the sake of tradition, but also it was a great opportunity for our friends and family to gather for the only reason to celebrate Johannes.

Traditionally in Sweden, christening of a baby takes place in a church and the baby is wearing a long white gown. The one Johannes wore has been in Hannes’ family for quite a few generations and is more than a hundred years old!

Overall, Johannes was extremely happy during the entire ceremony and laughed all the time. I don’t sure what he found so funny, maybe the pipe organ playing?

Anyway, in the end Hannes played the piano and sang a song (“Stand by me” by Oasis), and we all went home for the informal part of the celebration (we were about 35 people altogether).

The festive dinner took place in Hannes’ dad’s garden, and the familiar environment there was perfect for Johannes. He could sleep whenever he felt like it, outdoors in the garden or in his bed inside the house and afterwards wake up at home feeling secure.

Of course, he received a lot of presents, and the most impressive amongst them was definitely the French Vilac car which Johannes got from his godfather! Its retro appeal and the beautifully nostalgic design almost make me wish for one too!

I bet Johannes is going to be crazy about it when he’s old enough to ride it!

Also, Johannes got around 30 new outfits for the coming months.
I was absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of this gift, and it even made me consider starting a Baby Outfit Of The Day section on the blog!

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2 Responses to Christening ceremony for baby in Sweden

  1. Laura H. says:

    I love that photo where Johannes is sticking out his tongue, such a cutie !
    It would be so cute to see some baby ootd’s !

  2. Polina says:

    Adorable! I am so glad you’re back!

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