Reader Jonna had a baby a year ago, but she was also moving into a new house at the time and never had a baby shower or any sort of party when the baby was born.
Now, her daughter is turning 1 and she’d like to celebrate.
… There has never been any kind of official “Our Baby Is Here, Come & Meet Her” sort of moment; in fact, we still have extended family and many friends who haven’t been able to meet her in person yet.
Most of my family is very religious, primarily of the conservative Christian variety. If my husband and I were also Christians, we would probably baptize our daughter and thus have a built-in ritual/ceremony of welcome and acknowledgment in which our family & friends could participate. But we are atheists, and therefore have no ceremonies. We need to create one of our own.
Any suggestions on what they could do?
Jonna would also like to hear from Christians as to what they would want to see (or not want to see) from a “baby welcoming ceremony” that left God and Religion out of it.