Let’s face it: baby shower invitations can feel like one of the more expensive, time-consuming details that piles onto your pre-baby to-do list. While traditionally a paper invite with an envelope and stamp have been the way to go, now virtual baby shower invitations are bridging the gap between old-school invites and a more casual text or email chain. 

Virtual baby shower invites have had a glow-up in recent years; simple graphics have been replaced by gorgeous designs, paper look-alike “materials” with faux envelopes, animated metallics, customizable details, and more. If you’re planning a baby shower, consider this easy, affordable way to invite guests without the stress… and with all the style.

Super Pretty Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

Rifle Paper Co virtual baby shower invitation

Photo & To Order: Paperless Post

In collaboration with Rifle Paper Co, this design—as well as the others in the collection—offer a combination of vintage charm and modern whimsy for a suite of virtual baby shower invitations too pretty to pass up. 

Animated Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

 animated virtual baby shower invitation

Photo & To Order: Evite

One of the benefits of a digital baby shower invite (aside from saving paper and a stamp) is that it can be animated! Evite has a bunch of cute options that “move,” but this is one with its falling rain and dancing rainbow is one of our favorites. 

Vintage Online Baby Shower Invitations

 vintage virtual baby shower invitation

Photo & To Order: Green Envelope

Sending digital invitations in such a modern way doesn’t mean you have to swear off vintage vibes. This virtual baby shower invitation design is reminiscent of days gone by, and feels super festive. 

Funny Digital Baby Shower Invitations

 funny virtual baby shower invitation

Photo & To Order: Paperless Post 

If you’re hosting for quirky parents who have a good sense of humor, this funny virtual baby shower invite is a great fit! Set the tone for a laid-back and joyful gathering with this cute card. 

Classy Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

 classy virtual baby shower invitation 

Photo & To Order: Paperless Post

Simple, minimalist, and oh-so sweet… any boy or girl parent who reaches for the classy little details in her baby planning will absolutely love this choice in a virtual baby shower invitation. You can change the background colors and many other details to fit the baby shower theme and parent style. 

Customizable Online Baby Shower Invitations

 customizable virtual baby shower invitation

Photo & To Order: Greetings Island

Most online invitation shops offer plenty of customizable details, including options that allow you to upload your own design entirely. This one is great for a “blank canvas” as the gold edging and fonts are lovely but all the details can be reworked to your taste.  

Virtual Baby Sprinkle Invitation

virtual baby sprinkle invitation

Photo & To Order: Evite 

Throwing a baby sprinkle? Evite has so many options. This one featuring a sprinkle-covered cake is extra-adorable for celebrating the second-time parent-to-be! Envelope liners and colors can be customized to sway the design more girly, boyish, or gender-neutral as preferred.

Traditional Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

 traditional virtual baby shower invitation

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Available in bright pink and coral or a suite of blues, this snazzy virtual baby shower invite looks so much like the real thing you might do a double-take while customizing. It’s a fun choice for the parents-to-be who shoot for a modern yet classic vibe. 

Free Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

free virtual baby shower invitation 

Photo & To Purchase: Paperless Post

All of our shopping spots on this list offer free or very affordable options for a tight budget, so check those out while shopping. We had a bunch of free designs we loved, but this super elegant (and easy to color-change/customize) design was a standout favorite. 

Virtual Invitation for a Socially Distanced Baby Shower

socially distant digital baby shower invitation

Photo & To Purchase: Evite

‘Tis the era of social distancing, and not everyone can make an in-person shower work. Make the parent-of-the-hour feel extra special with a drive-by baby shower… this virtual baby shower invitation is timely and totally adorable. 

More Virtual Baby Shower Tips:

Once you send the virtual invites, register for a virtual pair of hands to help with Baby! SNOO Smart Sleeper expertly uses gentle rocking and motion to soothe fussing and help babies sleep, in the same way an experienced caregiver would. Learn more about SNOO!

About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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