You’ve got the perfect gift for the mom-to-be, and a little something for the new baby. You’re looking forward to lots of laughs, delicious snacks, and maybe even catching up with old friends. There’s no doubt the baby shower is going to be a special event. The only thing left is to leave a memorable message in the baby shower guest book. Unfortunately, you’re stumped! Not to worry, there are many different ways to mark the celebration. Here are 6 types of messages you may want to write in a baby shower book.
Consider a Quote
If you’re not a natural wordsmith, don’t fret. There are countless wonderful quotes that you can add to a baby shower book. After all, if someone has already crafted the perfect sentiment, you have no obligation to reinvent the wheel. You can find quotes that may be suitable from children’s authors, spiritual books, or even from historical figures.
For example, you may choose to personalize or modify the following beautiful quote by Lish McBride:
"You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket."
Speak from the Heart
A baby shower is a perfect time to speak from your heart. Feel free to get sentimental, even if it’s not your usual style. Share how you truly feel in kind, loving words. You may choose to address both the child and the new parents. For example, you may consider something like:
May you live with strength and courage as parents. Baby, I’m honored to be part of the village that will help raise you.
Choose a Congratulatory Message
If you’re not comfortable with expressing emotional feelings, that’s perfectly fine. You can easily craft a congratulatory message in the shower book. Congratulate the new parents to be, and/or the baby who is lucky to be born to an amazing mother. You may consider a variation of this:
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Your baby will be so loved. I’m thrilled to join you all on this new adventure!
Keep it Simple
You don’t get extra credit for using more words than others. So, if you’re not a particularly talkative person, craft a message that is direct, but beautiful in its simplicity. It can be as simple as something like:
Wishing you all a life of health, love, and laughter.
You may also wish to acknowledge the incredible journey the mom-to-be is about to embark on by extending your well wishes for safe delivery. So, if you want to acknowledge the life-changing experience she’s facing, try out something like:
Sending love and best wishes for a safe, healthy delivery and speedy recovery.
Emotions are often running high ahead of a new baby, so if you’re going for a humorous message, keep it light so as not to be misinterpreted. For example, consider something like:
Sleep is overrated. But babies are completely underrated. Enjoy every moment of this wild ride.