You’ve bought the perfect gift. Now, how do you write the perfect card that is witty, sentimental and uplifting? Unlike wedding or thank you cards, baby shower cards are usually read during the party as gifts are opened. So, we’ve come up with some ideas for baby shower card messages to help yours hit the right spot.
Quick things to consider for your baby shower card:
- Who is your message for?
- The VIBE of the message – Funny, Cute, Religious
- Congratulations and Baby Shower Wishes
- Themes – Boy, Girl, Twins
- Adding Some Interest – Poems & Quotes
WHO IS YOUR BABY SHOWER MESSAGE FOR?
Having a baby shower is a rare event in life. Baby shower invites are often sent to a mix of friends, acquaintances and relatives. So, consider where you fit into the picture. Is your baby shower card message for your best friend, your niece, or a work colleague?
Here are some tips to get you started.
Baby shower card messages:
- for your BEST FRIEND or SISTER
TIP: Show excitement, solidarity and support. You’re in for the long haul!
I cannot wait to welcome your little champion into the clan!
Through thick and thin – bump, bulge and belly
You’ve grown this bub and kept him healthy.
The lifelong load can soon be shared;
I’m here for you until the end.
- for a RELATIVE or OLD FRIEND
TIP: Time holds you together. Shared experiences will make your message meaningful.
For the many years we’ve known each other, I’ve known you would be a wonderful parent. Your little one is going to be one lucky kid!
Wishing you and [partner’s name] calm amid the storm, rest at 3am and many joyful moments in between.
- for an ACQUAINTANCE (like a work colleague)
TIP: Keep it simple and short, with plenty of positivity!
I am thrilled to be part of this special time of your life!
Wishing you all the happiness, luck and patience in the world.
What an exciting time for your growing tribe!
- for THE BUB!
TIP: Writing your message directly to the baby can ensure it gets kept as a special momento.
You don’t know me yet, but I’m going to be your fairy godmother, little angel!
May your life be filled with curiosity, learning and love. And may you grow to understand that your wonderful parents love you unconditionally, even when you drive them crazy!
And always remember:
- Use a nickname only if you are really close to the mum
- Address the message to both parents if it is a couples shower
THE VIBE OF YOUR BABY SHOWER MESSAGE
Setting the right tone is the difference between a card that’s treasured and one that’s trash. Here are some ideas on how to create a baby shower card that’s keep-worthy.
- Sincere Baby Shower Card Messages
You are about to meet the love of your life, and nobody will ever demand more from you.
Good luck, and enjoy!
- Funny Baby Shower Card Messages
TIP: Becoming a mum is scary! Humour is welcome, but be sure to end on a positive note.
Love’s about to get real. Real crazy, real messy and real loud! You’re gonna do real great.
Babies are the most creative people. They create noise, tears, sleepless nights and unexpected laundry! And you’ll never know more joy (through the madness).
- Cute Baby Shower Card Messages
Little fingers and tiny toes, rosebud lips and button nose. Now they’re kicks and indigestion; tomorrow bliss and inspiration.
The tiniest hands make the biggest imprints on our hearts. These hands will hold your heart forever. And you will cradle them as they do.
- Religious Baby Shower Card Messages
TIP: Mums of faith may appreciate a sincere Christian or other religious baby shower card message. Be sure to understand her viewpoint before venturing down this path, as misplaced religious messages could be offensive.
TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE: Similar messages may also be handy for baptism invitations and christening cards.
May your family be blessed with happiness and goodness as it welcomes its newest edition.
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL WISHES
Baby shower wishes should include congratulations. Keep it simple and avoid joking about parental difficulties. Jokes are great, but saying them after “congratulations” can sound like a back-hander!
Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your little angel. Enjoy this moment just for yourself.
Congratulations to the proud parents-to-be! What a lucky bub, getting you two for life!
Wishing you a safe delivery and a healthy, chubby bub at the end of it!
THEMES — GIRL, BOY & TWINS!
Many baby announcements and shower invitations are themed. Why not theme your baby shower wishes too? Keep the message uplifting and empowering, without offering too much advice (as mum will have her own ideas).
- Baby Shower Card Messages for A Girl
Dresses and bonnets, dolls and brushed hair;
A bath every night will keep food out of there!
She’ll seize your heart and never return it; a ferocious queen who claims what is hers.
Intelligent, tough, warm and soft; she’ll teach you the beauty and strength of a girl.
- Baby Shower Card Messages for A Boy
Boy, oh boy! It’s a boy!
Huge congratulations for your soon-to-be bundle of boy joy! Here’s to never-ending energy, all-consuming cuddles, and lifelong loyalty!
- Baby Shower Card Messages for Twins!
Booties and blankets, hats and stuffed toys;
A new world of cute awaits you with twin boys!
Booties and blankets, hats and soft curls;
A new world of cute awaits you with twin girls!
1+1=3 with twins; more joy, more work and more love. But less time. Treasure it always x
QUOTES AND POEMS FOR BABY SHOWER CARD MESSAGES
A well-placed rhyme or quote can add spice to your baby shower card message. But keep it brief and relevant so it gets a giggle or a smile and doesn’t put mama to sleep!
- Quotes for Baby Shower Card Messages:
“‘Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.” – Charles Dickens
“Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.” – Dante Alighieri
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan
“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain
“Having a crying baby is inspiration to get the job done quickly.” – Emily Procter
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” – Carl Sandburg
- Poems for Baby Shower Card Messages:
Baby, sweet baby, your cute button nose
Your soft tiny fingers and sweet baby toes
Have truly bewitched me and nobody knows
How the depth of my love for you just grows and grows;
So precious and tender your love is to me,
Until I first held you, I never could see
How wonderfully magical my life could be –
You’ve opened my heart and my spirit is free!
Your baby shower is here,
And I’m glad I got invited.
Here’s a baby gift,
I hope you’ll be delighted!
SAYING THANK YOU!
Baby Showers are a lot of effort (and often expense) to organise. Whether you are the mum-to-be or a guest, baby shower thank you cards are a tasteful way to show your appreciation. Here are some quick ideas for thank you card messages.
FROM THE MUM: To the best friend I could ever hope for, THANK YOU for organising my beautiful baby shower. Your support means the world to me.
FROM A GUEST: Thank you for organising [name]’s gorgeous baby shower. Nobody could wish for a better friend. I especially enjoyed the [game name]!
TO THE HOST: Special thanks to the generous host! Overdosing on cute and cake has never been so enjoyable!
A baby shower is a time to celebrate… and this may be the last time the soon-to-be mum gets to celebrate for a while! Focus on making her feel special, giving her a chuckle, and surrounding her with support. With these things in mind, your baby shower card message can’t go wrong!