For more information, please see our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
I need my
order fast...how quickly can you produce my order?Pin orders are typically fulfilled within 7
business days, depending upon our current queue of orders. We do offer a rush
option - we can expedite your order for 15% surcharge ($20 minimum) and upgrade
your order to top of the queue. Rush orders ship in 24-48 hours. If you are
interested, call or email us.
martyrika from Blessed Celebration? We take great care with each
ribbon. Our ribbon edges are specially treated to avoid ribbon fraying. We use a high quality satin ribbon that does
not cause any smudging of the printing.
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! Our
personalization requires a minimum of 20.If you would like personalized witness pins below the 20 count, we will
email you regarding the $5 printer set up fee.
martyrika? Martyrika are small religious lapel ribbons given out at
the end of a ceremony - usually baptisms
and weddings – but also at engagements, anniversaries, memorials and special
events. 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.
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
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.
What is printed on the pins?For a baptism, the left side of the ribbon
traditionally has the baby’s name and baptismal date.The right side of the ribbon traditionally
has the Godparent title and the Godparent’s name.For a wedding, the ribbons have the couple’s
name and date.
What is a Special Title ribbon?Many have their witness pins augmented with a
special title ribbon.This is a third
ribbon added down the middle of the pin with a person of honor’s title.A special title ribbon can be added for
anyone you want to recognize at the event.Common Special Title ribbons include the following: Godmother,
Godfather, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandmother, Grandfather, Aunt and
Do the witness pins come ready to pin?We provide a “hat pin” in each witness
pin.The hat pin is used to pin the
witness pin to the lapel or clothing of a guest. The pins arrive to you ready
Blessed Celebration: Phone: 201-444-0200 (Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM, Sat hours vary) firstname.lastname@example.org