What to write in a baby shower card

What to write in a baby shower card

The arrival of a new child is a happy occasion. And, a baby shower is a traditional way to help celebrate the newest addition to the family. Baby showers are the perfect way to “shower” any new mom or parents-to-be with love, support, and gifts for their newest bundle of joy. Baby showers can range from formal to fun and casual, so you’ll want to include a card that fits the theme and helps you celebrate the arrival of a new baby. It’s not uncommon for baby shower cards to be read out loud during the festivities, so choosing the right card and writing the perfect note can be even more important. Plus, many parents choose to keep baby shower cards as keepsakes too.

With this in mind, what should you write in a baby shower card? We’ll take a look at some of the examples of messages for sentimental and funny baby shower cards and other important factors in writing a heartfelt message in a baby shower card.

Oh, Baby!: How to Address a Baby Shower Card

You’ve picked out the perfect card. And, now you want to write the perfect message. When writing a baby shower card, addressing the card to the mom, baby, or parents-to-be helps set the tone for the rest of the card and your message. The way you address the recipient depends on your relationship to them.

If you’re close to the parents-to-be, you can be informal. This means using their first name only, nickname, or whatever you feel best suits your relationship. If you’re not as close to the parents-to-be, you’ll want to be a bit more formal. This means using their name and using a greeting, like, “Dear [insert name,].”

Best Wishes: Writing a Message in a Baby Shower Card

Your message is what sets your card apart from the other guests at the baby shower and gives you a chance to add a personal touch to the baby shower card. You’ll, of course, want to write a note that helps celebrate the arrival of the newest little one. But, it’s also a chance for you to write a cute anecdote, sentimental story, or meaningful message to the parents-to-be. The type of card you choose will help guide you on the type of message you write.

Sentimental Baby Shower Card

Many guests attending baby showers choose sentimental baby shower cards. These cards can include personal touches or simple, yet thoughtful best wishes for the parents and child. Here is some sample wording to use when writing a sentimental baby shower card.

  • Congratulations on the arrival of the newest addition to your family. Wishing you and your family the best.
  • Sending you best wishes on throughout your final days of pregnancy and the arrival of your little one.
  • Congratulations to you both! Your little bundle of joy is lucky to have amazing parents like you!
  • I’m so happy to be celebrating you and your baby today! Sending you lots of love!

Funny Baby Shower Card

Meaningful messages don’t have to always be super sentimental. You can say a lot with a bit of humor. Funny cards aren’t ideal for every baby shower occasion. But, if you are attending a shower where a funny baby card is OK, here is some sample wording to use when writing this type of card.

  • Hello, little one! Goodbye, sleep!
  • Welcome to your little bundle of joy...who will be bringing you little bundles of diapers, sleepless nights, tantrums, and spit-up! Good thing they really are little bundles of joy!
  • Here’s to the newest members of the sleepless parents club!

Say It with Love: What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

No matter what you say or how you say it, writing a personal message in a baby shower card is the perfect way to let the parents-to-be and newest arrival know you care. These are just a few tips and examples of wording that you can use when writing your next baby shower card. Want to explore wording for congratulations cards? Check out our article on What to Write in a Congratulations Card for even more tips and suggestions.