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any ideas for a non religious reading or poem for a christening?

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btheb Wed 28-Aug-13 18:36:00

We're having our daughter christened next month and i am really struggling to find a nice non religious poem or reading. Any ideas? Thanks!

IrisWildthyme Wed 28-Aug-13 19:05:06

Neil Gaiman's Blueberry Girl Poem is absolutely ideal for a non-religious naming ceremony (and is available as a beautifully illustrated book too which is a perfect present for the occasion). - but you say "Christened" - aren't those usually religious??

Puddlet Wed 28-Aug-13 19:11:50

I once went to a funeral where the daughter of the deceased read Guess how much I love you. Not a dry eye in the house. Might work well for A christening and is a lovely book to keep.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Aug-13 19:14:24

You've pasted the wrong link, Iris, but I googled and found this. smile

IrisWildthyme Wed 28-Aug-13 19:25:01

oops sorry! left over URL from a previous post in another thread blush
The link I meant to post was this one - haven't compared to see if it's exactly the same version as Grimma's link (thank you Grimma)

mikkii Wed 28-Aug-13 19:33:02

Please may I ask, why a non-religious poem /reading for a Christening? Or were you using Christening as a generic term? Not a criticism, just general nosiness.

btheb Wed 28-Aug-13 20:24:19

Thanks for your responses! It is a christening and will have a religious reading but we're able to chose a non religious one too. I'll have a look at blueberry girl now... I would love guess how much i love you but husband isn't too sure!

btheb Thu 29-Aug-13 08:11:26

Thanks so much Iris, Blueberry Girl is absolutely perfect! And just got the book from amazon too!

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