What Message to Write in a Baby Shower Card

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:

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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.