This article is full of ideas for short poems, messages, and wishes you can write in a pregnancy card. Congratulations; As you grow your family tree. And from two . Messages of Congratulations for a Baby Shower Card.
So you have been invited to a baby shower and asked to bring a book instead of a card. You’ve carefully made your book selection, perhaps aided by this list of books for baby showers, and now you have to figure what to write in a baby shower book. There are templates and guides for what to write in a baby shower card or other congratulatory missive for the parents-to-be, but what do you write in the book itself?
Some of the books we received at the baby shower where guests were asked to bring a book instead of a card.
There are two options for who the note is addressed to: the baby or the parents-to-be. At my baby shower, guests were asked to bring a book instead of a card, and they wrote their notes on the inside covers of the books. Some wrote congratulations to my husband and I, but for the most part, they were addressed to the baby, who we were calling Poppyseed.
A message from Poppyseed’s Great Aunt Lori – the inscription in her baby shower book.
And then what do you say to a baby you have never met, who has not even been born yet? Most of the baby shower book inscriptions my daughter received were about how loved she was, and the guests’ wishes for her future. Many mentioned reading and bedtime stories, and the other common inscription for a baby shower book was to link the message to the book itself. Inside ‘The Giving Tree’, my baby’s great-aunt wrote, ‘May your life be filled with the joy of giving and loving’. In ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’, one guest wrote, ‘May you always find your own song’.
Wishes for bedtime – baby shower book inscription.
For the most part, what to write in a baby shower book should be personal, something from you to the baby, and no stranger on the internet can tell you what that should be.
That said, you would probably do well with something about your hopes and dreams for them, how loved they are, and perhaps something about reading, books, imagination, and adventure. Below are some quotes for baby shower book inscriptions that you could use for inspiration or as part of your message.
These quotes are short enough to include as part of a baby shower book inscription, and speak to the power of reading, imagination, and adventure—fitting for welcoming a little bookworm into the world.
“A book is a magic carpet that flies you off somewhere. A book is a door. You open it. You step through. Do you come back?” —Jeanette Winterson
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” —Stephen King
“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” —Vera Nazarian
“We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.” —Anonymous
“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” —Marcel Proust
“Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be.” —Anonymous
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” —Frederick Douglass
“I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else.” —Neil Gaiman
“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” —Alan Bennett
“A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” —Neil Gaiman
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” —Roald Dahl
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” —Lewis Carroll
“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” —Lloyd Alexander
“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner—and the world is still full of corners.” —Roy Chapman Andrews
What tips or quotes do you have for what to write in a baby shower book?
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It is an occasion where friends and family members bestow their blessings and bring their good wishes. Here are some baby shower sayings to.
Throwing a baby shower can be a lot of work, even if you’re more than happy to do it. A baby shower can really help mom feel special and loved, which is just what she needs when expecting a new baby! These darling free baby shower printables will help make the task a lot easier. And the games will add a whole lotta fun!
This is the first post in a week-long series of DIY baby shower posts! Keep checking back for lots more fun & freebies in the coming days!
I have personally vetted every single one of these printables. They are all totally free and totally adorable.
I clicked through every one of them to make sure none of the links were broken or redirected to something else.
I get so frustrated when I see a cute picture on Pinterest only to have it redirect to some sketchy website. There’s none of that nonsense happening here! (If for some reason a link doesn’t work, drop me a line and I’ll fix it!)
Nowadays most parties seem to get turned into a Facebook event with electronic invites. But an actual paper invitation is such a thoughtful addition to the party. Especially for grandparents who may not be on Facebook and would like a little keepsake from the occasion.
Shower With Love editable invitation
Baby & Co invitations in Tiffany blue with matching decor
Neutral DIY Invite
Floral & Feathers Invitations
It’s A Boy Shower Invites
Oh Baby Invites with variations
Please Bring a Book Instead of a Card
Write a Note for Mom & Baby
Filling out a ‘wishes for baby’ card is a really sweet part of the festivities. After everyone is gone, mom can read all the wishes from her dear friends and get a bit teary. Then the wishes can be kept in a baby book or scrapbook.
Little Stars in Multiple Colours
Little Flowers in Multiple Colours
Simple Black & White Wishes for Baby
Gold Glitter Polka Dot Wishes
This is a great way to help mom build her diaper stash. Everyone who brings a pack of diapers to the party gets an entry into a raffle for a chance to win a prize.
Fox & Hedgehog Chalkboard Tickets
Bunnies in Different Colours Tickets
Simple Tickets & Instructions
Gold Glitter Polka Dot Tickets (these match the wishes)
Each square gets filled in with an item that mom is likely to receive as a gift. The guests play bingo while mom opens gifts!
Boy and Girl Versions
Hot Air Balloon Baby Bingo
Safari Blue & Pink Blank Bingo Cards
Elephant Bingo Cards
There are so many other types of games you can play to add some fun to the baby shower. I personally like the celebrity name game best, but I’m a little obsessed with celebrity gossip!
Baby Mad Libs & other games
Would You Rather – Baby Edition
Guess the Birth Date & other games
My Water Broke & Jelly Bean Guessing Game printables
Baby Shower Charades
Printable Game Pack including word scramble & the price is right
Babies Against Parenthood (cards against humanity)
Who Knows Mommy Best Printable game
Old Wive’s Tales Trivia game
Baby Shower Purse Game
Celebrity Name game
Baby Name Race game A-Z
Woodland Themed game pack
Bonus Printable: Baby Poop Memory Card Game. It’s gross and hilarious! 🙂
Attach some cute tags to goodie bags for the guests to grab on the way out.
Winnie The Pooh Tags
Check out this post where I share 13 FREE thank you tag designs that you can print off in sheets of 12.
These are complete matching sets of printables. They may include invitations, games, decor and more!
Tea Party Baby Shower
Ready to Pop Gender Neutral Printables
Harry Potter Themed Shower Printables
You Are My Sunshine Printable Set
It’s a Girl Printable Set
It’s a Boy Printable Set
Nautical Printable Set
Moustache Printable Set
Here are some cute ideas for creating a nursery decor piece out of the guest book.
Owl & Balloons Printable
Customizable Happy Cloud Printable
Zebra & Balloons (+ many more options)
Fox & Balloons Printable
Owl in a Tree Printable
Elephant & Balloons Printable (matches the bingo cards)
Keep everything at the party organized with signage and helpful decor.
“A Little Princess Is On Her Way” 5×7 print. (You have to scroll down a bit to find it)
Table Signs printables
Words for the Wee Hours
Chalkboard Style Signage
Baby Shower Photo Booth Props
Gift Tracker printable
Watercolour Alphabet Banner
Floral Alphabet Banner
Most of these toppers could also double as a thank you tag. For a cupcake topper simple tape the design to a toothpick. For a tag, punch a hole at the top and tie around a goodie bag.
Tweet Baby toppers or favour tags
Baby Duck toppers
Lumberjack cupcake toppers
Baby Elephant toppers
Pink & Gold Little Flag toppers
With this long list of free baby shower printables you should have no problem putting together an absolutely adorable party! Keep an eye out for the next instalment in this series where I give you a great big list of diy baby shower favors & prizes!
ps. If you’ve got toddler-aged kiddos, check out this fun free printable I designed for Toddler Bedtime Bingo!
Page 2 of our Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas
Below are even more cute and creative baby shower verses to add to your homemade baby shower invitations.
Invitation Verse For A Boy
Baby Girl Invitation Verses
Invitation Wording Ideas For When Mom (or Dad) Doesn’t Like Pink
I'm helping to throw a baby shower for my sister. She's having a girl but does not like the color pink at all. - Brandy
Any ideas for a cute poem or even just something I could write at the bottom of the invite to ask people not to buy pink clothes? I think it's kind of rude to say that but I don't want my sister to get a bunch of stuff she won't use for the baby. Thanks in advance!
1. With our first daughter on the way my husband was the one who didn't want pink so my friends who threw the shower put a quote from him on the invitation "Purple is better than pink" - Omar. It worked pretty well.
2. Ten tiny fingers, Ten tiny toes
Ribbons, and curls, and lots of bows!
Blues, Purples, and Greens galore,
Leave the pink at the store!
Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas
Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas
Garden themed baby shower poem idea
Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas...
Military Baby Shower Invitation Verse When Daddy is Deployed
Poem For An Army Baby
Air Force Baby Shower
BBQ Baby Shower Poems
Religious Baby Shower Invitation Verse
Wording For A Virtual Baby Shower
We had a virtual video baby shower and had to come up with a cute saying:
Baby Shower Invitation Wording Ideas
*I made the shower invitations with 3 sheets of paper, the top being vellum, second layer was a cute decorative paper and the third was thick white card stock. I punched two holes at the top of all three sheets and secured with raffia and a button.
Bee Themed Baby Shower
Help - I need wording for long distance invitation Poems For Long Distance Showers
My daughter is coming home from California to Indiana and her and her hubby are driving. We want people to have all the gifts shipped due to the space situation in their car! So here's the poem I came up with plus I added the poem for giving books instead of cards (which by the way is a fabulous idea!). This poem will be an insert with the actual invitation.
Answers from Readers:
Sam & Jason have registered at Target & Babies R Us
So let’s make it easy and save them any worry or fuss
Our Mom-to-be has a long, three day trip
So instead of wrapping and giving, please just have it shipped!
Just one last request and we hope it’s not hard
Please bring a baby book in place of a card
By signing your book we will remember and share
The special gift of reading, even when you’re not there
Hope this helps - modify it to fit your situation.
Another Reader Question:
My sister's husband is in the Marines and they live in CA, we live in PA. They were only planning to have 2 kids and then gave all of their baby stuff away. Now my sister is pregnant with her 3rd baby (surprise!!) and no money to by baby items. How do I write an invitation asking people to send her stuff without having a baby shower.
Long distance shower/traveling mama invite wording.
I pulled some lines from your existing poems and added a couple in myself to create this addition. My sis in law lives in Hawaii and we are having her baby shower over here on the mainland:
Courtney lives on an island of sand,
What she takes on the plane must fit in one hand.
Let's make her trip home a smooth easy flight,
Since her belly is big and the luggage is tight.
If your gift will not fit in her purse on her hip,
please note her address and have your gift shipped.
by: ALEX (LA,CA)
WE ARE PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE THAT (SISTER NAME AND BROTHER IN LAW NAME) are expecting their 3rd little blessing! We are having a long distance baby shower for them so please send gift cards to (their address or your address and send it to them in 1 bulk package)
Put a date on when to have it to you if you are going to mail them yourself! and to make it easier for the parents to shop have people all go to maybe target or Walmart! but if they wish to send them something like an item tell them they can order items online or ship them to the expecting parents!
I am trying to come up with a poem for my best friend who already has 3 boys, had her tubes cut, and then is pregnant again with ANOTHER boy.
She got rid of all her things - Trying to think of something cute - another branch of the family tree or a basketball team or something like a another little boy snuck in etc.
Anyone with any great ideas please let me know. I need to order invites in the next 2 days so please respond quickly if you have any ideas.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Boy # 4 Wording
Do we shower her with sympathy or gifts galore?
is having BOY number FOUR!
Were getting together for food and a good time.
Please come join the party to help ease her mind.
Baby Shower Lunch
N.G.J.C.C.A.C. (No games, just chit-chat and chocolate)
Unique baby shower invitation wording
I am doing a shower for my sister-in-law and brother, who are having their 3rd little boy. She was not expecting a shower, so I am calling it a "sprinkle", because they had already gotten lots of stuff, but you can call it a shower. I combined several verses that I saw and added some of my own wording. They have 5 year old twin boys, which is where pair came in, but I am sure you could sub any word that rhymes. Hope this helps or at least gives you an idea.
Onesies, Diapers, Blankets Galore,
(mother's name) and (Father's name) are having one more.
Big brothers he'll have, a sweet little pair,
this is only a "sprinkle" to show that we care.
Please drop in to celebrate, before baby is due.
Their 3rd little boy, it is definitely BLUE.
Fourth Child Baby Shower Invitation Wording
by: ALEX (LA,CA)
We had another boy join our team
He has snuck in and wanted the next big dream
We are pleased and excited too
And would love for you to come and help us celebrate as we do!
Little (baby's name) has a need for a few things so please don't forget diapers, clothes, bottles and toys.
God thought 3 was an odd number and he wanted it to be even so he slipped #4 in on us!
- After these sayings you can just add the date, time, location and RSVP. You can also change the information to fit your needs. This is just something that you can use to get you started. Hope this helps! Good luck!
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If you love free printables, you are going to love what you'll find below!
Creating printables is my favorite thing to do - I have been busy making tons of free baby shower thank you tags, favor tags and signs. Enjoy!
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Envelope Address Station: Make life easier for the mom-to-be by setting up a "Thank You Card Address Table."
Guests can easily fill out their address to help the new mom send out her thank you cards!
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Not sure what to write in a baby shower card? Find sample messages, tips, and inspiration to write the perfect card for the mother-to-be.
Celebrating your baby’s first Christmas, but not sure what wording to use to spread the exciting news? There are many creative ways to express your joy and happiness. Below, we have provided some examples of wording to use for your Baby’s First Christmas Holiday Card.
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Season’s Greetings! It is with much joy and pride
that we introduce to you Sadie Reed
The Reed Family
Matt, Jenny & big sister Brittany
This Holiday season, it is our joy to share with you
the most precious of present around our Christmas tree!
Brad, Patricia & Rikki Parks
Christmas is here and so am I,
the perfect gift in mommy and daddy’s eye
Steve, Carol & Ashley Richards
Sometimes the most perfect gift comes without bows.
Andrea, Mike & Elizabeth Yarnell
The seasons just got a little brighter, as we
welcome our bundle of joy this Christmas!
Elaine, Steve & Olivia Nicholson
It’s Ryder’s First Christmas!
Peace, love, joy, and kisses from
The Patterson family
Celebrate the season with good tidings and cheer.
As we toast to our new born baby and exciting new year!
Jordan, Angelia, & Casey McGuire
Celebrating Aiden’s First Christmas!
Josh & Lucy Ward
A Christmas gift
As we welcome Lilly
Wishing you blessings in
abundance this holiday season.
Nikki, David, & Malory Kraft
Our gift arrived early this year, Hayden Cavanaugh!
May you appreciate the little things this holiday season.
Lindsey & Brad Cavanaugh
Our New Baby brings Christmas joy,
New Year warmth & happiness to our hearts!
Paige, Tyler & Derek Easton
Santa brought us double the presents this year.
Cathy, Luke, Cassidy & Shelby Stanton
Good things come in small packages!
Jennifer, Austin & Emma Bayer
To all our Family & Friends,
we share our newest gift and
wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Janet, Elliot & Greyson Maynard
What a precious bundle of joy you are,
cute from head to toe.
You’re a special gift this Christmas,
sent from heaven above.
A perfect angel for all of us to love.
Arianna’s Merry 1st Christmas!
Ethan & Emily Perez
Celebrating your baby's first Christmas, but not sure what wording to use to spread the exciting news? the most precious of present around our Christmas tree!.