Shopping for baby shower gifts is easy, especially when there’s a registry (and psst…the Happiest Baby Registry makes it simple for friends to chip in on SNOO!). Writing the heartfelt baby shower card…not so much. Whether you’re celebrating your bestie or a co-worker you’ve never socialized with before, it can be tricky figuring out what to write in a baby shower card beyond “Congratulations!” But unless you buy really tiny pieces of stationery (we kid), you’re going to have to come up with a few other well-chosen words for those baby shower wishes. 

How to Address a Baby Shower Card

A traditional greeting for a baby shower card is “Dear Meghan and Harry,” or “Dear Kate,” but if you know the recipient well and want to opt for something less formal, you can use a nickname (“Dear Super Sis”) or pump up the guest of honor with encouragement (“Dear World’s Best Mama-to-Be”).

Should you address your baby shower card to both parents?

Take your cues from the baby shower invitation. If it’s a couples’ shower, include both parents-to-be in your well wishes. For ladies-only showers, you can address the card simply to the expecting mom. 

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Baby shower cards don’t need to be long, but you’ll want to write at least a sentence or two that may offer:

  • General congratulations
  • Best wishes for labor, delivery, or the newborn days
  • Encouragement for their impending parenting journey
  • A personal touch that speaks to your relationship with the parent(s)-to-be (could be funny or heartfelt!)
  • Words of wisdom

Whether you’re looking to say something sweet and sincere or want to be a little more tongue-in-cheek, here are some baby shower message ideas to get you started.

Congratulatory Baby Shower Card Wishes

Simple and heartfelt, these congratulatory baby shower well wishes work for almost any card.

What do you wish someone who's about to have a baby?

  • Congratulations and all the best to your growing family. We are thrilled for you.
  • What a lucky baby to have you as parents!
  • Wishing you an easy delivery and a lifetime of happiness!
  • Welcome to the world, baby! I can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy.
  • Here’s to new adventures! Wishing you luck and love.
  • Thanks for inviting us to share in your baby shower celebrations. Warmest congratulations on your precious new baby!
  • The days are long, but the years are short. I hope you enjoy these special days!

Funny Baby Shower Card Messages

Especially for good friends and family, laughter is just what the doctor ordered. Here are some funny baby shower card messages that you can write.

  • Enjoy the shower today—it might be the last one you get for a while.
  • Remember how we used to stay up all night partying? Consider that your training for a newborn!
  • I’ll come over any time to hold your delicious little baby while you take a nap. I don’t charge much!
  • Sleep now or forever hold your peace.
  • You two were meant to procreate. Congratulations on the new addition!
  • Hello, baby. Goodbye, sleep.
  • One smile from a baby is worth 100 diaper changes. You can do this!
  • Dear Baby, please sleep through the night. Love, your mom’s BFF.
  • A word to the wise: The sleep gets better…the diapers get worse. Congratulations and best of luck!
  • I didn’t think your family could get any cuter, but here we are! Congrats!

Religious Baby Shower Card Messages

Devout parents will appreciate receiving a spiritual sentiment written in their baby shower card.

  • I’m praying for the health and happiness of your new baby.
  • A baby is a gift from God. May God bless your family.
  • We thank The Lord for this greatest of gifts. You are blessed!
  • A little miracle from above, a beautiful baby to cuddle and love.
  • Such a big miracle in such a little package. We look forward to welcoming your precious angel.
  • Congratulations on your little blessing! Sending prayers for an easy delivery.

Baby Shower Wishes for Girls

If you happen to know the baby’s gender, it does open up a world of fun possibilities, like these baby shower messages that welcome a baby girl.

  • We are tickled pink to welcome your baby girl.
  • I am tutu happy you are having a girl!
  • News of your precious baby girl has us twirling for joy.
  • Sugar, spice, and everything nice is coming your way! We’re so excited for you.
  • A baby girl is on her way, and I can’t wait to go shopping for her!        
  • Welcome to your little Princess! Long may she reign!
  • We can’t wait to meet Mommy’s mini-me and Daddy’s little girl.

Baby Shower Wishes for Boys

Are the parents-to-be painting the nursery blue? Here are some messages for a baby shower card that welcomes a baby boy.

  • A bouncing baby boy is cause for celebration. Congratulations!
  • Can’t wait to meet your little dude!
  • Congratulations on your baby boy. Just four more and you’ll have a basketball team!
  • He may outgrow your lap, but he’ll never outgrow your heart.
  • A baby boy arrives, and just like that, everything changes. The world gets bigger, hearts grow fuller, and life means more because he’s in it.
  • Little hands, little feet, and a little trouble are all on the way. Congratulations!
  • Oh boy! I can’t wait to meet him.

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card for Twins

  • Double the babies…double the fun! Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on your bundles of joy. Remember I’m always here to lend a hand (or two!)
  • Amazing things come in pairs!
  • God doesn’t give people more than they can handle—you’ve got this, twin-mommy-to-be!
  • Full hands. Full heart. Best wishes on your new arrivals!
  • Congrats (x2!)

Baby Shower Quotes to Write in a Card

Want to wow the parents-to-be? Borrow famous quotes and well wishes from great writers to write in your baby shower card. (We’re all for original thought, but sometimes it’s best to leave it to the pros.)

  • “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

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card to a Co-Worker

Here are some baby card messages that allude to your working relationship…without getting too personal.

  • Job well done! I can’t wait to see pictures of your precious new baby.
  • Congratulations on your most amazing project yet. May you both be healthy and happy!
  • I’m thrilled to celebrate the launch of your new venture!
  • Congrats on your well-deserved promotion to New Parent. I know it’s a position you’ll excel at!
  • 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!

What to Write in a Baby Shower Card From Grandparents

Grandparents have so much love and wisdom to share. Their baby shower cards are the beginning of a very special relationship and should be written with care.

  • It brings us so much joy to welcome our baby’s very own baby.
  • We can’t wait to spoil our grandchild.
  • In preparation for the birth, we have baby-proofed our home and memorized “Good Night Moon.”
  • Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. That’s why they come with grandparents. We are here for all of you.

How to Sign a Baby Shower Card

You’re always safe with “Best wishes” or “Yours truly,” but if you have a close relationship with the parents-to-be, feel free to pen a more emotional sign-off in your baby shower card. A few baby shower card sign-offs to consider include:

  • Love always,
  • Over the moon,
  • With love and excitement,
  • Cheers,
  • Lots of love,
  • Sending all of my very best,
  • Warmly,
  • With so much love,
  • Hugs and kisses,
  • XOXO,

Just add your name and you’re done…at least until the baby comes!

No matter what you decide to write in your baby shower card, there’s no sweeter message than the gift of sleep! With a Happiest Baby Gift Card, you’ll help make the baby shower gift of every parent’s dreams—SNOO Smart Sleeper—a reality!

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