What to write in a baby shower card

Front and inside of a baby shower card.

Gifts and good times sum up the golden recipe for pretty much every baby shower. Watching a loved one prep for a new chapter is always exciting—but, when that new chapter is parenthood, the excitement is through the roof! Baby showers are the perfect outlet for all that pre-baby excitement and, as a baby shower attendee, you’ll be a crucial component of this celebration!

We know you’ll want to make sure you’re showing your support for the guest(s) of honor and expressing your excitement in the best way possible. One of the most common ways to do that is by writing a heartfelt card to the guest(s) of honor. Though it may sound intimidating, baby shower card writing doesn’t have to be hard! We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to walk you through writing baby shower cards. From card etiquette to message inspo, this guide’s got it all.

A funny baby shower card against a confetti background.

What to write in a baby shower card

Before we get started, let’s go over a few basic tips for writing and formatting a baby shower card:

Opening address. Make sure to consider to whom you’ll be addressing your card. Is this baby shower focused on the mama-to-be? Or is it a celebration of both parents-to-be? Are you closer with one of the parents? If so, do you want to include a message specifically for them? All of these questions are important to ask yourself before starting your card.

Tone. Make sure the tone of your card corresponds with your relationship to the recipient. The closer you are with the parent(s)-to-be, the more room you have to write a silly joke or offer personal advice. If the recipient of your card is someone you don’t know very well, then it’s best to stick with a more general message of congratulations and well wishes.

Gender. Make sure you word your message in a way that corresponds with the baby’s gender. If the parent(s)-to-be have already announced their baby’s gender, then it’s totally fine to include gendered language about the baby boy or baby girl in your card. If they haven’t announced their child’s gender or you’re not 100% certain, it’s best to err on the side of caution and choose gender-neutral language. We’ve put together lists of baby shower card message ideas for all three scenarios below.

Short & sweet. No need to go overboard with the congrats! Remember, parent(s)-to-be are busy, busy, busy and will already be grateful for your card. However, if you are very close with the parent(s)-to-be, then a slightly longer message might be more fitting.

Sign-off. Last, but not least, make sure to end your card with a sign-off that makes sense given your relationship to the guest(s) of honor. Here are a few examples with a warm and friendly tone:


All the best,


Lots of love,

Best wishes,

Hugs and kisses,

Your friend,

With love,

An animated unicorn baby shower card.

Gender-neutral baby shower card message examples

  1. "Congratulations on this exciting journey!”
  2. “Here’s to tiny shoes and big love—congrats!”
  3. “I can’t wait to meet your little bundle of joy!”
  4. “Wishing you love, joy and happiness as you welcome your baby into the world!”
  5. “Congrats on your growing family!”
  6. “Your family is about to get a little bigger and a whole lot cuter—congrats!”
  7. "Sending lots of love and well wishes to you!”
  8. "Here's to a future filled with tiny toes, toothless smiles and boundless love!”
  9. "Congratulations to you and your little peanut!”
  10. “May your lives be filled with love, joy and the pitter-patter of tiny feet!
  11. "Sending love to the soon-to-be parents!”
  12. "Congratulations on this exciting adventure!"
  13. “Here comes the little one—congratulations!”

Baby shower card messages for boys

  1. "Congratulations on your little prince!”
  2. “Oh boy! Congrats on your little guy. Can’t wait to meet him!” 
  3. "Wishing your little superhero a grand entrance into the world!”
  4. "May your baby boy bring truckloads of love and joy into your lives!”
  5. “Here’s to lots of love, tons of dirt and a little mischief. Congrats on your baby boy!” 

Baby shower card messages for girls

  1. "Congratulations on your little princess!”
  2. “Can’t wait to meet your sweet girl!”
  3. “Warm wishes to you and your baby girl!”
  4. “Girls run the world—can’t wait to see all that your sweet girl does!” 
  5. “Hope your little girl is as sweet and sassy as her mama is!”

Inspirational quotes for baby shower cards

  1. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ‒ Winnie the Pooh
  2. “Every child begins the world again.” ‒ Henry David Thoreau
  3. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” ‒ Mary Mason
  4. “A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” ‒ Eda J. Le Shan

Funny baby shower card messages

  1. "Congrats on successfully creating a tiny human!” 
  2. “Here’s to many sleepless nights and endless diaper changes!"
  3. "Congrats on your promotion to ‘parents.' Get ready for the toughest job of your lives!"
  4. "Wishing you an endless supply of coffee and baby wipes. You’ll be needing both!"
  5. "Buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the adventure of parenthood!"
  6. “Sleep is overrated, but parenthood sure isn’t—congrats on this exciting new chapter!” 
  7. “Love, laughter and dirty diapers—so excited for what’s in store for you!”
  8. “Congrats to the parents-to-be! May your coffee be strong and your naps plentiful.”
  9. “18 years ‘til the nest is empty again—let the countdown begin!”

Card message ideas for baby sprinkles

  1. "Sprinkling you with love as you prepare to welcome your second bundle of joy!"
  2. "Wishing you double the joy, double the love and double the happiness. Congrats!”
  3. "May your love multiply as your family grows! Congrats on baby #2!"

Baby shower gift messages

  1. “Congrats to you and your bundle of joy! May this gift bring you ease and comfort through this journey.”
  2. “After having my first child, this item was a lifesaver. Hoping this gift makes life a little easier for you and yours!”
  3. “Saw this on your registry and was overwhelmed by its cuteness—enjoy!”
  4. “I’m so excited to celebrate with you and pass along these goodies for you and your little one!”
  5. “Parenthood is hard, but being prepared definitely makes it easier. Here are a few essentials that I hope you’ll love!”
A jungle animal-themed baby shower card.

Signing a book as a baby shower card

In addition to gifts from the expecting parents’ registry, beloved children’s books are a common baby shower gift. Make sure to check out our list of children’s books perfect for gifting at a baby shower to find the perfect book for the parent(s)-to-be and their little one. 

When gifting a book, consider writing a short message on the inside cover instead of giving a separate card. Here are a few examples to help inspire you, but make sure to write a message that feels heartfelt, honest and relevant to the book you’re giving.

  1. "May this book be the first of many magical adventures you'll embark on together. Wishing you a lifetime of reading, learning and imagination."
  2. "As you turn the pages of this book, may your little one's world expand with curiosity and endless possibilities. Happy reading!"
  3. "May this book be a constant reminder of the love and care that surrounds you. May it bring you comfort, laughter and a lifelong love for reading."
  4. "This book is a treasure trove of knowledge and imagination. May it be the beginning of your little one’s lifelong love of books!"
  5. “May you always find solace and joy within the world of storytelling!"

Oh, baby! That was a lot! Now that you’ve got a better sense of what goes into writing a baby shower card message, it’s time to start your own. Browse our selection of baby shower eCards to find the cutest eCard for any parent(s)-to-be in your life.

Sending baby shower eCards with Evite

Evite makes it easy to send a heartfelt message to any expecting parents in your life. Choose from our variety of beautiful baby shower eCards featuring woodland animals, soft pastels, bunnies, bottles and more cute stuff. 

Plus, Evite makes it easy to personalize to your heart's content: edit the text on your eCard; add stickers and stamps to your envelope; customize the background of your invitation…the list goes on! When you use Evite, you’ll be able to send a beautiful, heartfelt eCard with all the gorgeous, personal touches you could want.

Once it’s ready, you’ll be able to send your eCard by email or text immediately or later with scheduled delivery. You’ll even be able to check when your recipient opens your eCard! 

A woodland creature-themed card against a rolling hills landscape.

Baby Woodland Creatures

A baby shower card with baby bottles and "poppin' bottles" written on it.

Poppin’ Bottles Baby

A pale green baby shower card with white brush strokes on it.

Minimalist Paint Stroke

A baby shower card with a cute tiger on it.

Wild Welcome

A baby shower card with a bunny in a hot air balloon on it.

Bunny Adventure

An animated card with stars, clouds, the moon and "twinkle twinkle little star written on it.

Twinkle Twinkle

Expecting your own little bundle of joy? First off: congrats! Secondly, we’ve got you covered, too! With our wide selection of invitations for baby showers and baby sprinkles, you’re certain to find the perfect design quicker than you can say “bassinet!” We’ve even put together a guide about when to send baby shower invites to make sure you’ve got all the info you’ll need during this super exciting (and busy!) time.

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