What Message to Write in a Baby Shower Card

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When you give a baby shower gift to the mom-to-be or parents-to-be, adding a baby shower card is a lovely gesture and a thoughtful way to show your love and support. A card with a heartfelt message can even be something the mom-to-be puts aside as a keepsake or adds to her pregnancy memory book. If you’re unsure about what to say, we’ve collected some thought-starters that you can use to craft the perfect greeting.

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Before delving into specific ideas for the text, here are some factors to consider as you think about what to include in the baby shower card:

  • Who to address. Although many baby showers are focused on celebrating the mom-to-be, you may want to address both parents in your message, especially if the baby shower invitation mentions that both parents will be there, or if your gift is intended for both parents. Of course, if you’re close friends with just the mom-to-be, you may still decide to focus on your special bond with her.

  • Baby’s gender. Another important thing to consider is whether you know if the baby will be a boy or a girl. If you do, you can tailor the message appropriately.

  • How close you are to the parents. If you know the parents very well, you might like to inject some humor into the message. However, do this only if you're confident it will leave them with a big smile or give them a hearty laugh. If you know the parents well, you might even have a personal anecdote or inside joke you’d like to recount. Personal messages almost always resonate the most.

  • Parental insight. If you are a parent yourself, or if you’d like to touch on how important your own mom or your parents are to you, you could share some thoughts on the highs and lows of parenting, or offer a word on the significance of the bond between mother and child. Even if the baby shower card isn’t the best place to give specific parenting advice (that may or may not be appreciated by the expectant parents), you can still offer a more universal message, such as enjoying the journey of parenthood, or how important the role of motherhood is.

  • Appropriate sign-off. Once again, depending on your relationship with the recipient(s), you’ll want to end the card with a sign-off that’s appropriate. You might like to sign the card with just your name or include the names of the others in your immediate family, too. Here’s how to sign a baby shower card:

  • Love,

  • Best wishes,

  • All the best,

  • Many hugs and kisses,

  • Much love,

  • Warmly,

  • Love,

  • With love,

  • Lots of love,

  • Love always,

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Simple Baby Shower Card Messages

If you’re not a wordsmith and just want to write something simple and sweet in the baby shower card, or you’re not super close to the mom-to-be, here are some messages to consider:

  • “I’m so happy for you.”

  • “I can’t wait to meet your baby.”

  • “Wishing both you and your new baby all the best.”

  • “Your little family is about to get bigger and cuter.”

  • “Wishing you moments of joy with your new little baby.”

Baby Shower Card Messages Focusing on the Gift

Since a baby shower involves showering the mom-to-be with gifts as well as love and support, you may consider mentioning the gift you've chosen in your baby shower card message. Here are some ideas:

  • “Wrapping your gift almost made me keel over with cuteness overload. Just giving you a warning!”

  • “I’m overjoyed to shower you with this special gift I know you’ll love.”

  • “I spotted this gift in your baby registry and couldn't resist it!”

  • “When I was raising my little ones, I couldn’t survive without this item. I think you’ll find it valuable too.”

  • “So happy to be attending your baby shower, and excited to be helping you load up on some goodies for the baby!”

Funny Baby Shower Card Messages

Being a parent can be a challenging job, and sometimes it’s nice to just have a laugh about it. If you’re absolutely sure the recipient of your baby shower card appreciates your style of humor, try one of these messages:

  • “Hope you have a nice baby!”

  • “In just a few months you’ll become a stain removal expert!”

  • “Say hello to your bundle of joy, and goodbye to sleeping in ever again.”

  • “Thanks in advance for naming the baby after me!”

  • “Congratulations on being so creative! Can’t wait to see your latest project!”

  • “Don’t worry. After they turn 18, you can kick them out!”

  • “I can’t wait to see who the baby resembles more!”

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card for a Boy

If you know the mom-to-be is having a baby boy, you could choose one of these messages for the baby shower card:

  • “Oh boy! We can’t wait to meet your little guy.”

  • “We hope your little boy is just as handsome as his dad.”

  • “Snips and snails, and puppy dogs' tails — get ready for boyhood!”

  • “Your little boy is lucky to have two amazing parents who love him. Congratulations!”

  • “Here’s to lots of fun and joy with your little boy!”

  • “May your baby boy bring you loads of joy and troublemaking.”

  • “It’s beautiful seeing your family grow. Cheers to a baby boy.”

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card for a Girl

If you know the mom-to-be is have a little girl, here are some sweet wishes you can include in the baby shower card:

  • “Here’s to a bubbly baby girl to love and spoil. Congratulations!”

  • “Sugar and spice. May your new baby girl bring you everything nice!

  • “We’re all tickled pink to hear you’re having a baby girl. Congratulations!”

  • “Little girls grow up so fast. One minute you’re dressing her in princess outfits, and the next minute she’s trying on bridal gowns. Enjoy every minute.”

  • “We hope your little girl will be beautiful inside and out, just like her mother.”

  • “May your pink bundle be showered with everything splendid.”

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card for Twins

If the mom-to-be has revealed she’s having twins or triplets (or even more), you could acknowledge this in the card. Here are some ideas of what to say:

  • “Double the baby, double the excitement, and double the trouble!”

  • “Sometimes the best things come in pairs.”

  • “One baby is special, but two babies are super special.”

  • “Now you have two reasons to smile!”

  • “Cheers to your babies!”

  • “Wishing you double the congratulations.”

  • “Could there be anything better than two babies? Oh, maybe three!”

  • “Let me know if you need help counting all those fingers and toes.”

  • “We can’t wait to see double the cuteness.”

  • “Now you can look forward to four arms hugging you!”

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card for a Close Friend

If you’re a close friend or relative of the mom-to-be and would like to send a personal message of support, here are some ideas:

  • “Congratulations on your baby’s arrival! I know that you’ll be a terrific mom.”

  • “From one mother to another, the moment you set eyes on your little one, you’ll be smitten forever.”

  • “The unconditional love you’ll feel for your new baby will be something you’ve never felt before.”

  • “After reading books and articles on motherhood, you’ll think you’ve prepared for everything, but the best lessons come with time — and I’ll be there for you whenever you need me.”

  • “Congratulations! Mommyhood looks so good on you.”

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card From Grandparents

If you’re one of the grandparents-to-be, you may have something special in mind for your message, especially if the mom-to-be is your daughter. Here are some phrases for welcoming a new grandson or granddaughter:

  • “We are overjoyed to welcome our baby’s very own baby into the world.”

  • “Don’t you worry — we’ve babyproofed the house and have been practicing singing lullabies. Grandparenthood, here we come!”

  • “Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. But that’s what grandparents are for!”

  • “Grandbabies are always welcome in our home!”

  • “Remember, you can’t return them when they misbehave, but you can always drop them off with us!”

The Bottom Line

Composing the perfect message for a baby shower card won’t seem difficult once you start, especially if you think about the relationship you have with the mom-to-be and/or the dad-to-be. Also, if you have any details about whether the mom-to-be is having a boy or girl, these can provide inspiration for the message. Don’t be afraid to craft a truly personalized message, adding a funny story, a personal anecdote, something positive about the mom-to-be, or a unique insight from your own experience as a parent. This time can be both exciting and scary for new parents — and a little humor or a kind message of encouragement may mean a lot to them. If you want to call attention to a special gift you’ve purchased, feel free to tailor your message to include that in the baby shower card. If you’re still hunting for a present, check out our massive list of great baby shower gift ideas.