Baby Showers are all the rage! This type of gathering has sprung to the top of the events list over the past few years, and many expectant mothers are now going all out for their special day.
Some mothers are still keeping it simple but elegant, while others are continuing to opt-out. Most mothers decide to have some form of a baby shower regardless of what size the event ends of being. When guests arrive, they usually come with a gift and card in hand. It may not be your biggest problem, but many people have issues deciding exactly what to write on that card.
It depends on whose shower and what type, but continue reading to find five suggestions that you can write on your baby shower card.
1. For the Friend of A Friend
You have to consider the type of party you are attending, but even more importantly, you have to consider how you are connected to the person the baby shower is for. If you are a friend of a friend, you can be as vague as possible.
Now vague does not mean rude at all.
This means that you are going to use very sweet, but simple and rather generic statements. That is because you do not personally know the mother. You do not want to assume anything about her. You may not know if she is a person who enjoys jokes or poetry. She may not like music or religion. She may not even really like cards.
Keep it simple and use wording such as, “Best Wishes on the birth of your bundle of joy! Sincerely, Meredith”
2. For the Childhood Friend/Classmate
Attending the baby shower of childhood friends and classmates can be a very fun task, but having to figure out what to write on the card can be difficult.
You have to think back about exactly who the person is and what to reference on the card. There is a lot that can be said on this card.
Consider acknowledging the history that you have briefly just in case it has been a very long time since you last have seen one another.
Then send well wishes about the upcoming birth of their baby. For example: “I often think of the many days we rode around in my dad’s old pickup truck pretending we were grown, now that we are, I can’t believe it. I wish you all the luck in the world as you embark on this new and exciting journey as a mother. Your Friend Always, Karen”
3. For the Co-Worker/Church Member
Sometimes co-workers and church members are close and some times not so much. It will depend on your situation. If you are not close, then you can keep it vague and reference something very close to what was in the first example. If you find that you are close co-workers, then you will likely fall into the friend category, and you can read on and find your example in the next section. (www.gifts.com/blog/what-to-write-in-a-baby-shower-card)
For the close church members, try this: “May God bless you on this beautiful journey. I pray that He be with you every step of the way. If you ever need me, please just give me a call, and I will come running, Love, Lola Anderson, First Baptist Church.”
4. For the Close Friend
You have a special task. Your card will most definitely be the highlight. I will not give you an example, but yet walk you through what to consider.
If your friend likes to read, let loose. Take your time and recount memories.
Put a few secrets as long as this card will not be read aloud. Make your friend laugh and cry all in one card. You should be sure to remind your friend that you are still there for them even though the dynamic between you guys many changes because they are going to become a mother or have more children.
You want them to know that you are happy for them and that you support them. Be sure to tell them that you will continue to be the best friend that you know how to be along with the best babysitter possible if they should ever need you.
5. For the Family Member/In-Laws
Many times family members do not take the time to write cards. They find themselves just saying what they want to say directly to the honoree, but if this is the case, you should be honest. You should follow most of the rules above that the friend followed, plus you should also mention that you are bound by blood in some way or another. That fact alone should score a line in the card that explains how much you love the mother and will love the baby and why. All of those things, coupled together, will make the perfect card for a family member or in-law.
Penning those words on your card can be a little stressful. It doesn’t have to be as big of an event as you have imagined. Take a step back and think about what you want to say. You want to convey just what you feel. Overdoing it would stress you even more, so focus on trying to keep it sincere and lighthearted. Keep in mind the tips above:
- For the Friend of A Friend
- For the Childhood Friend/Classmate
- For the Co-Worker/Church Member
- For the Close Friend
- For the Family Member/In-Laws
You will be able to write something nice on your card that can be read aloud or in private. This card will make the expectant mother smile and make you proud all at the same time. For more detailed tips for different situations, check out this article.