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Baby Shower

How to Write Heartfelt Messages and Wishes to Expecting or New Parents

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Claudia Sandino

Some of your favorite humans are expecting a tiny human and now you’re navigating the realm of baby shower presents and need some inspo for their baby shower card? Here's what to write.

Piece of cake! Especially when there’s a baby page with all of the information you need on wish lists and registries. Now, let’s talk about crafting that oh-so-heartfelt message (to put in a baby shower card, a comment on Facebook, a DM, direct text message, etc). Whether it’s your partner-in-crime or a colleague you've never shared a coffee break with, finding the perfect words beyond the standard "Congrats!" can be a head-scratcher. But don’t worry, we've got your back with some choice phrases that you can just copy and paste! 

Getting It Right: How to Address Your Baby Shower Card

The classic approach is a friendly "Dear Mom and Dad’s Name" or even just "Dear Mom’s Name" But if you and the recipient go way back, feel free to amp up the informality with a nickname or sprinkle on some encouragement "Dear World’s Best Mama-to-Be".

Do you address both parents? Simply skim the baby shower invite for clues. If it’s a tag-team shower, make sure to extend your best wishes to both about-to-be-parents. For those girls-only gatherings, a shout-out to the mom-to-be is the way to go.

Short and sweet works like a charm, but make sure you sprinkle in at least a line or two that hits the right notes:

  • Cheers to the new parents to be, sending loads of love your way. Thrilled for you!
  • Lucky baby, scoring you two as parents!
  • Smooth sailing through delivery and countless joyful days ahead!
  • Bracing for the adventure ahead, sending all my best vibes.
  • A personal touch that fits your bond with the soon-to-be parents (funny or heartfelt—take your pick!).
  • Gems of wisdom that deserve a share.
Whether you're feeling the sweet sincerity or aiming for a good chuckle, here’s a buffet of baby shower messages to light up your creativity:

Celebrating your family's growth—huge congrats and best wishes.

That little one is truly lucky to have you as parents.

Hoping for a smooth journey into parenthood, topped with a lifetime of happiness!

Newborn alert! Can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy.

Here’s to the fresh chapter! Good luck and love are on the menu.

Thanks a bunch for having us celebrate with you. Wishing you the warmest congrats on your precious bundle.

Days might be long, but years are short. Savor these special moments!

For cherished pals and siblings, a touch of humor is the secret ingredient:

Enjoy the shower today—it might be the last one you get for a while

Remember those all-nighters? Consider them prep for the baby stage!

I volunteer as your baby holder—naps are on me. I’m cheap, I promise!

Sleep now or forever hold your peace.

You two were destined for parenthood. Cheers to the new gig!

Hello, baby. Farewell, beauty sleep.

100 diaper changes < 1 baby smile. You got this!

Dear Baby, please sleep through the night. Love, your mom’s BFF

A quick tip: Sleep gets better, diapers get scarier. Congrats and good luck!

Just when we thought your crew couldn’t get cuter—boom! Congrats!

For devout hearts, a dash of spirituality is just right:

Prayers for your baby’s health and happiness are on their way.

A baby is a divine blessing. May your family be showered with God’s grace.

We thank The Lord for this precious gift. Your family is truly blessed!

A heavenly miracle, a precious baby to hold and cherish.

A little slice of heaven sent down. Can’t wait to welcome your angel.

Congratulations on your little bundle of blessing. Sending prayers for a smooth delivery.

Cheers for Girls at Baby Showers

Tickled pink to celebrate your baby girl.

Absolutely tutu excited for your baby girl journey!

The news of your baby girl has us dancing with joy!

Sugar, spice, and everything nice are headed your way. So thrilled for you!

Hail the Princess! Long may she reign in your hearts.

Looking forward to meeting Mom’s mini-me and Daddy’s little princess.

Bringing the Boy Vibes to Baby Shower Cards

A bouncing baby boy—let the party commence!

Can’t wait to greet your little dude!

He might outgrow laps, but never your heart.

A baby boy arrives, and suddenly, life levels up. The world shines brighter, hearts swell larger—all because of him.

Tiny hands, little feet, and a dash of mischief are on the horizon. Cheers!

Boy, oh boy! Anticipating our meet-and-greet with him.

Welcoming Twins in a Baby Shower Card

Double the bundles, double the love. Congrats all around!

Double the babies, double the joy—cheers to you both!

Congrats on your duo of darlings. I’m here to lend a hand (or two) whenever you need!

Twice the fun and twice the awesome!

Twin-mommy-to-be, you’ve got this—we’re believers in divine equilibrium!

Brace for full hands and a heart brimming with love. Wishing you all the best with your twin treasures!

Double congrats coming your way!

When literary wizards have the words you need:

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” —Charles Dickens

“It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.” —Debasish Mridha

“Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth.” —Roland Leonhardt

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” —Elizabeth Stone

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things…hope, a dream of possibilities.” —Eda LeShan, writer

“Ten little fingers, ten perfect toes, fill our hearts with love that overflows.” —Unknown

“Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.” —Winnie the Pooh

“A new baby marks the beginnings of all things— wonder, hope, and a beautiful dream of possibilities.” —Unknown

“In the eyes of a baby…there is joy, there is laughter… there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.” —Unknown

Sending Warm Regards in a Co-Worker’s Baby Shower Card

Excellent job! Eager to see snapshots of your adorable new arrival.

Congrats on your most important project yet. May health and happiness abound!

To your latest promotion: New Parent Extraordinaire. You’ve got this!

Good luck with your new boss (I hear they’re very demanding when they’re hungry!)

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing the little one on Zoom someday.

Wishing you all the best as you bond with baby. Looking forward to hearing all about it after your leave!

How to sign a Baby Shower Card

When it comes to signing that baby shower card, you've got options! While the classics like "Best wishes" or "Yours truly" are always safe bets, let's get a bit more personal, shall we? Here are some super sweet baby shower card sign-offs to ponder:

Love that never quits,

Jumping for joy,

Overflowing with love and excitement,

Cheers to the little one,

Sending you loads of love,

All my very best wrapped in a virtual hug,

Warmest snuggles,

With a heart full of love,

Bear hugs and kisses,

XOXO, and then your name (because, well, that's kind of important, right? 😄).

Oh, and one last thing - until the baby makes their grand entrance, there's no sweeter gift than joining their village, adding cash to their diaper funds, and supporting their baby pages with all of the things the parents-to-be actually need! At Villie, we're all about supporting expecting and new moms. We want to make their lives easier by helping them share milestones, ask for baby items they really need, and create a strong community around their little ones. And we couldn't do it without your love and support for our expecting moms. Thanks for being a part of our mission!

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