August 21, 2020 4 min read
You have spent weeks agonising over the best baby shower gifts but have now settled on the perfect gift. However, now it’s time to write the card. The question is do you want to write the minimum and probably have your card tossed not long after the baby shower or do you want to write something heartfelt and meaningful that can be kept for years to come. There is even more pressure if you are required to write in a baby shower book as they are intended to be kept to look back on by the child as they grow. You don’t want your lasting memory to be an awkward one liner with no feeling.
So, how do you express all that love and hope to the parents to be or that bundle of joy you haven't met yet? It can be pretty overwhelming especially if you don’t consider yourself to be good with words. If you do hit a wall when it comes to writing in the baby shower card or book, these handy tips will help fire up your creativity.
The sentiments you express in a baby shower card are meant to come from your heart and make a warm impression on the parents to be. There are lots of things to write on a baby shower card, but it will have a few basic parts including the address/salutation, the body, and the sign-off. Simple right?
Just like you would do if you were writing a letter. Start the card with a ‘Dear so-and-so.’ The so-and-so can be the mother’s first name, the baby’s name, the names of both parents, or even a nickname depending on how close you are to them. Try not to overthink this one too much and go with what pops into your head first as that is what will feel most natural.
The body is where the real magic happens, this part does require some more thought. First things to consider are; Are you writing for the parents, the little one, or both? If the parents are throwing a couple’s baby shower, then write something for them.
If you aren’t very close to them, you can be formal and wish them well. If you know them personally, an informal message full of love and maybe an inside joke you both share will be even more memorable.
The message obviously won’t be that short, but you get the idea. The things to write in a baby shower card should be memorable and heartfelt, and you will be sure to touch hearts.
If it’s a baby shower, then you might want to think about what you would like the baby to see in future. Perhaps they will look over the cards with their parents in a few years. As such, you can include your love, warm wishes, and perhaps a little advice. Even better, a funny joke or story will bring laughter and fond memories.
Once you’re done with your message, it is time to sign off. This is probably the easiest part - just write ‘with love, son-and-so,’ ‘with all my love, so-and-so’, ‘your uncle, so-and-so,’ or something similar.
A baby shower book isn’t much different from a card. You will essentially express the same love and warm wishes, only with a more personalised feel. This is also a great opportunity to write some advice or a beautiful quote for the expecting parents. These are just a few examples of what to write in a baby shower book.
A book is a beautiful gift especially if it has some significance like a book the parent-to-be would have read as a child or something of significance to yourself you would like to bond with the child over in years to come. Here are some examples of what to write in a book:
It doesn’t even have to be a book. Any baby shower present can come with a personalised message for the happy parents or baby. If you don’t know what to write in a baby shower card or book, don’t sweat it too much. Just be cordial and write from your heart. That’s what counts.
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