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What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Sheetal Mandora
Oftentimes it's tough to know what to write in a baby shower card. Let our words be yours as you let the mother-to-be know how proud you are of her and what awaits her in the future...
To honor and celebrate the new arrival in the family, having a baby shower is the perfect excuse. As the host/attendee of the party, you will present the guest of honor with a beautiful gift plus a card. We all know what gifts are for, but as for the card, they can become the means to express your excitement for her little bundle of joy.
Finding the right words to write can not only be confusing but also slightly frustrating. So, to give your words a creative and personal touch, let's see what are the things that you'll have to keep in mind.

Here's What To Write

To make the process as smooth and simple as possible, know this, being as honest and using words from your heart will give your words substantial meaning. The best way to start is by reflecting the mother's circumstances and experiences.
We are all very excited that a new member of our family will arrive soon. The joy and happiness cannot be expressed through words. Which is why this card should do the trick.
Every child is a blessing from Him. I want to congratulate both of you from the bottom of my heart and wish you a healthy and safe delivery.
I know you're happy right now, but wait till the little monster's out and grabbing your attention 24/7. Let (partner/husband) know that he needs to wait on you both front and center. All the best!
Life is full of adventures and unplanned shockers. Here's to your unplanned shocker who's on his/her way for an adventurous ride ahead.
We all knew that you'd make a wonderful mother. And yes, your baby's going to be loved, taken care of, and pampered by not just you, but all of us. Congratulations and all the best for future joys!
You've always had a fantastic sense of humor and can make any situation lighthearted. Don't be surprised if your baby came out smiling a million-dollar smile.
In a few weeks, you will join a new club - Tired, Irritated, Exhausted, Frustrated, Scared Mothers' Club! I know that no one signs up for it, but what the heck. It's a blast nonetheless.
There's a life inside you who will love and adore you, look up to you, listen to what you have to say (occasionally), and will always be your sweetheart. I salute to this beautiful bond of a mother and child.
Even though you never asked for it, we are always here to lend suggestions, advice, support, and anything you may need during the rest of you pregnancy, delivery, and then after.
All this "baby talk" is making me eager to meet the little munchkin soon. You know that I'm always here for you and will be available whenever you need a babysitter.

Some Points to Remember

Perhaps they are having their first or second child, or are adopting. Your card can mention something along that line and make note about their wonderful journey so far.
A poem or verse could be a nice touch. You can add metaphors or compose a rhyming poem (with a touch of humor). Plus, who says you have to be a creative writer or poet to write what's in your heart? Just follow these tips and create your very own baby shower verses.
  • If you're nervous about writing a poem, concentrate on a one-line verse instead. You won't have to purchase a separate card, all you have to do is write it down on your personalized gift tags or engrave it on scented candles. The simplest (and classiest) way is to rhyme a word in the middle and end of your verse.
  • Perhaps the name of the baby is already decided. In that case, you can use the name in your verse, along with the parents' names. Construct a witty verse by rhyming as many words as you can with the name of the baby. Be cute and funny about it.
  • If you're confident about writing a new poem, start with just 4 lines; you can go beyond that if you wish. You'll rhyme the 2nd and 4th lines. Think about what you wish to write and play with some baby shower sayings and phrases. To begin, write down all the words which are related to babies. Now start rhyming these words and fill in the blanks in your poem.
  • You can even use the poem to send out baby shower invitations and birth announcements. But it's not necessary that they rhyme every time. Try to construct a visual picture of what it would be like when the baby arrives. How much love and affection he/she will receive from everybody.
  • And if you really can't think of something on your own, it won't be so bad to borrow couple of lines from a few famous poems! You can even checkout greeting cards in the stores for some inspiration for good verses.
Once you have your poem, quote or message ready, go ahead and strike it out from party planner checklist. And since baby showers are a happy occasion, you just need to relax and have some fun. You'll automatically know what to write in the card when you let go of all the worries and frustration and concentrate on the bigger picture - the baby's arrival!