What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

For moms-to be, baby showers are a significant moment. It celebrates the impending. birthIt is a sign that their lives will change. It can also offer new parents comfort in knowing that they’re surrounded by a strong support system that will be there as they take on this new role.

While friends and family members’ presence at baby showers can help alleviate worries about parenthood, a card’s warm wishes can go a long way. Mothers need to feel loved and supported during this new phase. Messages that are funny, encouraging, and heartfelt can help. If you’re stumped on what to write in a baby shower card, we’re here to help you craft a charming note that’ll shower the new momma with all the feels.

What to write in a baby shower card?

To whom are you addressing this card?

It’s important to be considerate of the diverse dynamics in households today. We recommend addressing the card with the names of those listed in the invitation, whether it’s a shower just for soon-to-be-mom or a co-ed celebration. You can also address the baby shower invitation card to the new child if you prefer to be safe.

What should you say?

It can be hard to know what to put on a baby-shower card. But baby shower cards don’t have to be long and drawn out. Your message can be brief and sweet, but still convey how much you care about mom or baby.

Which words to use instead of “baby”?

If you want to add some extra pizzazz and show you added an extra touch of personalization, swap out the tried-and-true “baby” for some of its adorable counterparts.

Some thought starters are: babes, sweethearts, sweeties, buns in the oven, darlings, honey, sweethearts, sweeties, honey, sweeties, sweeties, nuggets, little ones, little blessings, love bugs, prince/princesse, miracle, a little bit of sunshine, munchkin or mini-me.

Which words to use in place of “motherhood”?

While there’s nothing wrong with using “motherhood,” you may want to switch things up and make your message sound even sweeter. A few go-to’s are a new adventure, a new journey, mommyhood, or parenthood.

Traditional Baby Shower Card Messages

  • Congratulations on your new bundle!
  • Congratulations on the arrival of your little one.
  • Your new journey is a great start! It’s going to be a beautiful ride.
  • Wishing you all the best as you take on this new journey of motherhood/parenthood.
  • I wish you and your mini-me a lifetime of happiness.
  • May you have a safe, easy delivery and speedy recovery.
  • You’re a cutie pie, welcome to the world! You’re already so loved.
  • I can’t wait for you to meet your little one.

Heartwarming messages for baby shower cards

  • Congratulations on becoming mommy! Enjoy all the sweet cuddles, forehead kisses and endless hours of hugs.
  • Babies are precious angels that’ll do anything to see mommy smile. Enjoy the beautiful moments that motherhood brings!
  • Even the smallest things can make your heart so full of love. Congrats!
  • Enjoy every moment with your baby, take every photograph, and take the time for you to appreciate these precious moments.
  • If anyone can do it, it’s you! You’re going to do amazingly as a mom.
  • Remember that even though the days seem long, the cries seem endless, it is possible to persevere.
  • Your baby is so lucky to have you as his/her mom.

Funny Baby Shower Card Messages

  • Say hello to your new alarm clock and goodbye to a good night’s rest.
  • Cheers to being a parent! You won’t be able to enjoy a snack or use the bathroom in peace for the rest of your life.
  • I hope you enjoy your shower–it might be the last one you take for some time!
  • Get as much sleep as you can right now! You’ll be grateful when your little one arrives!
  • Dear Baby, what is your opinion on mom getting some sleep every now & then?
  • Roses are red. Violets are blue. You’re going to change hundreds of diapers. This is something that veteran parents know to be true.
  • I hope you like your gift, but who am I kidding–I can’t compete with the ones your baby will leave you every day.
  • Breastfeeding 101: When in doubt? Whip it out.

Messages that revolve around the Baby Shower Gift

  • Keep your feet up! I hope your baby loves the bottles as much as the milk.
  • So happy to share this moment with you and shower you with all the love–and clothes!
  • This gift will help you prepare for your little miracle.
  • I couldn’t stop squealing at how cute the gift was. I hope you (and your baby) love it!
  • Although I did not register, I hope that this gift will be as life-saving for you as it was for me.

Baby Shower Wishes For Girls

  • May your little girl be strong, unstoppable, and fierce just like her momma.
  • Congratulations to your little boss babe!
  • Your baby girl is sure to be full of sugar, spice, sweetness, and everything good. I cannot wait for her to arrive.
  • Hear ye, listen ye, a princess is coming soon!
  • Yay! From now on, it will all be about bows and tutus.
  • Sorry, momma. Your baby girl is about to steal daddy’s/mommy’s heart.
  • This gift might be one of many. I can’t stop myself from shopping for all the adorable outfits!

Baby Shower Wishes For Boys

  • Oh, boy! You’re in for a treat.
  • Let the adventure begin! Congratulations to your little guy.
  • We look forward meeting your little fella.
  • Even in the darkest times, a son’s love brings light. Congratulations on your little boy!
  • May your little one fill your home full of happiness, warmth, laughter, love, and joy.
  • We are on the verge of a prince who will fill our lives and hearts with joy. We look forward meeting him soon.
  • Here’s to a lifetime of adventures with your little man by your side.

Baby Shower Wishes For Second Baby

  • Your growing family deserves our best wishes.
  • Your home will be filled with double laughter, double joy, double fun, double love.
  • Your little family is about get bigger, better and cuter!
  • Congratulations to the entire family for another miracle. This time around, you’ll be baby experts.
  • From here, love and joy will only grow. Take in all the wonderful moments that are yet to come.
  • I can’t wait to see [insert name]You will be an incredible big brother/sister. Congrats!

Baby Shower Quotes

  • “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” —A.A. Milne
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart till the day you die.” —Mary Mason
  • “A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” —Eda J. Le Shan
  • “There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.”—Virginia Kelly
  • “Ten little fingers, ten perfect toes, fill our hearts with love that overflows.” —Unknown

We hope you find this guide helpful in getting your creative juices going! Your well wishes to the new mother and baby matter most, so you can add humor, encourage, or keep it simple. Don’t overthink your message–let it come from the heart!

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