Best Personalized Baby Shower Thank You Cards and Notes
Baby shower thank you cards are a way to show your friends and hostesses that you are aware of the time that they set aside in their busy lives just to share the joy surrounding the birth of your baby. Everyone is aware of how much time it takes to choose the perfect baby gift and then select wrapping paper and ribbons or other decorations to make the best presentation but if you have never hosted a shower, I hope that you will trust me when I tell you that there is a lot of planning involved in addition to the actual work.
Of course you want to let the people who made it happen know that you appreciate everything they did to make your party special. But so many expectant moms really don’t know what to say in a baby shower thank you card or what kind of card is appropriate so rather than do the wrong thing, they do nothing which I find heartbreaking because they will feel guilty for not having shown their appreciation and the hostess and the friends who attended may feel sad and neglected.
To avoid hurt feelings and your own feelings of guilt, here are a few tips for getting those baby shower thank you notes taken care of. Consider it a FAQ list regarding etiquette for baby shower thank you cards if you will
TIMING I’m sure that you’re busy but please write and mail your thank you cards as quickly as you can. It will eliminate one thing from your to-do list and let your family and friends know how much you enjoyed their presence at the shower and appreciate their gift.
WHAT KIND OF CARD SHOULD I BUY? An expensive, elaborate card is not necessary although matching, personalized baby shower thank you cards and invitations are always nice if the budget allows. A simple folded note card that you can make yourself with the words "Thank You" printed or stamped on the front is just fine so long as the inside of the card is blank. This space will be where you handwrite your feelings regarding the shower that your friend planned for you or for the gift that was so thoughtfully chosen just for you and your baby.
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO WRITE BABY SHOWER THANK YOU CARDS At the baby shower, chances are that a record of the gifts you received and the friend responsible was kept by either one of the hostesses or guests. This list is the key to the wording that you will write inside your baby shower thank you cards. Some things to write would be:
A mention of the specific gift
How you plan to use it
How much you appreciate the gift and your friend’s presence (if she attended) at the baby shower
SAMPLE WORDING Here’s an example of wording that you can adapt to your own thank you notes.
The baby bath products gift basket that you gave me was so beautiful as well as useful. Your lovely gift has made baby’s bath time a delightful experience. Thank you for your thoughtfulness – it means so much. Thank you for thinking of me and sharing in the joy of welcoming our new baby.
HOSTESS THANK YOU CARD WORDING By all means relate to the hostess how much you admired the decorations, how appropriate you found the baby shower theme and how her creative baby shower ideas dazzled both you and the guests!
Even if she got the color scheme all wrong and the theme was better suited for a baby boy rather than the baby girl (that you told her that you were expecting), you should include all of the above in your note of thanks. Proper etiquette and good manners instruct us to never criticize.
POEMS and VERSES Old pros at writing baby shower thank you cards like to get fancy and simple wording is just not enough, they want to write a poem to show their appreciation. If you would like for your thank you card wording to rhyme, here is an example that may get you started:
Although too tiny to speak her (his) mind Baby thinks your gift was just too kind And that her (his) shower was more special Because you were there To show her (him) just how much you care
Those are just a few ideas for making your own personalized baby shower thank you cards using proper etiquette. These samples are just examples, please use your imagination and add your own personal style to the wording whenever possible.
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