A common thing to write on a Bat Mitzvah card is a note of congratulations. The phrase, "Mazel Tov!" can also be used, which is the Yiddish term for, "Congratulations." If the person knows the girl well, she should write something personal in addition to a short congratulatory phrase.Continue Reading
A Bat Mitzvah is for a young girl and is the equivalent of a boy's Bar Mitzvah. As with the Bar Mitzvah, it is a religious accomplishment that is considered very important in the Jewish religion. The young girl has worked very hard for this accomplishment leading up to the ceremony. The term Bar or Bat Mitzvah literally means "son or daughter of the commandment."
When writing a card for this occasion, it can be a brief or long message of congratulations, depending on how close the card giver is to the girl and her family. Gifts may also be given along with the card. A gift card or check is reasonable for a teenager. Gifts need not be religious in nature. A person who is not Jewish is still welcome at the Bat Mitzvah, and a gift and card are gladly appreciated. There are no special customs or phrases that one needs to learn to give a gift or card for this occasion or to attend the ceremony.Learn more about Holidays & Celebrations
A simple "Mazel Tov" or "Congratulations" is perfect to write in a Bar Mitzvah card, along with a personal note wishing the young man good luck in his adult life. A Bar Mitzvah is a Jewish religious ceremony which celebrates a young man turning 13. This is the age in which he becomes an adult member of the Jewish community.Full Answer >
To write a congratulations note, start with good wishes, mention the occasion being celebrated and express happiness for the news. Keep a pleasant and positive tone throughout the note, and use congratulatory words in the body of the writing.Full Answer >
It is customary at bat mitzvahs to give cash gifts in $18 increments. This practice celebrates the sacred Hebrew word and symbol "chai," which means "life" in the Jewish faith.Full Answer >
A star of David is a traditional design for a Bat Mitvah; replace solid lines with rows of hearts in the girl's favorite color for a twist. Another idea is pinning a miniature fabric prayer shawl to the card or fashioning a torah from paper and affixing it to the card as decoration and as a place to insert money. Otherwise, give a tree of life a unique look by incorporating objects from the girl's life into the branches.Full Answer >