Welcome!! Blessed Celebration carries the largest selection of martyrika. Our pin orders are typically fulfilled within 2-9 days. For more information, please see our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
Witness Pin FAQ
I need my order fast...how quickly can you produce my order? Pin orders are typically fulfilled within 2-5 business days, depending upon our current queue of orders. We do offer a rush option - we can expedite your order for a 12% surcharge and upgrade your order to top of the queue. If you are interested, call or email us to upgrade.
Why buy martyrika from Blessed Celebration? Our martyrika are custom-made and we take great care with each ribbon. Our ribbon edges are specially treated to avoid ribbon fraying. In addition to a large array of styles, we offer a choice of centerpieces as well as the ability to personalize in gold or black font.
Can I buy any amount of pins - or does it need to be in a certain increment? We sell our martyrika in any quantity - you do not need to buy in increments of 10 or a dozen. Buy only the amount you need!
What are martyrika? Martyrika are small religious lapel ribbons given out at the end of a baptismal ceremony as well as at weddings and special parties. For baptisms, they are worn by the guests as proof of witnessing the baptism - and for wedding and special events, they are worn in special honor and celebration of the occasion. The traditional pin is made of white, ivory, pink or blue ribbon and features a religious center...usually a tiny cross or icon.
How do you pronounce the word "martyrika"? Martyrika is pronounced as "Mar-Tear-Ree-Ka". Martyrika are also known as martirika, martiriko (singular), christening pins, witness pins, or baptism pins.
Who gives out the pins? The Godmother or Godfather traditionally pin the ribbons on the jackets, shirts or dresses of the guests after the ceremony, either in the church narthex or at the reception. Personalization of the martyrika is optional. Some have ribbons without any personalization and some have the traditional imprinting of the baby's name, date of baptism followed by the godparents' name. Blessed Celebration offers personalization of ribbon.
Who wears the pins? All attendees of the baptismal ceremony are offered a pin post ceremony as proof of their witness to the event. The only exception may be for children who are too young to handle the ribbons as there are pins on the back.
Blessed Celebration: Phone: 201-444-0200 (Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-5PM) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (7 days a week, 9AM-9PM )