Baby shower cards contain something that mere gift tags do not--a poem or little saying that expresses heartfelt thoughts from someone who cares about the mother-to-be. Attaching baby shower gift tags that just say "From so-and-so To so-and-so" will not enhance a shower gift the way a specially selected baby shower card will. In addition, you can write your own personalized message inside baby shower-specific cards, but do not have the room to do so on a small gift tag.
Gift tags may be an acceptable method of designating one gift from another during an office gift exchange or some other gift event when a name is randomly drawn and you really don't know that person well. Baby showers, however, are joyful parties where everyone is thrilled for the mom-to-be and her impending bundle of joy. Placing beautifully drawn and written baby shower cards on gifts will just make her day even more special.
Creating Homemade Baby Shower Cards
Besides wrapping your gift in something cute like a receiving blanket or cloth diaper, you can make your own card using items you probably have laying around your house, such as:
computer printer (to print graphics if desired)
pieces of lace
A "quilt card" is easy to make and looks like it has been professionally created when done. Just take a piece of cardstock in whatever size you want your card and cut evenly sized strips from scrapbooking paper that match the dimensions of the card. Begin weaving the strips together until it is as large as the card. Then glue the "quilt" onto the cardstock. Add appropriate decorations like little blue or pink bows and trim with lace.
What to Write Inside Baby Shower Cards
Writing a warm and meaningful message inside your homemade card will mean more to the mom-to-be than the gift. Here are some ideas for what you might write to her:
May the joys of being a mother bring you years of happiness and laughter
Babies are like gifts from heaven and you are special to receive one of its angels
Congratulations on your newest addition and the wonderful change to your life he/she will bring
If you are the poetic type, you could compose something like this:
Little boys come in all shapes and sizes curious and adventurous and full of surprises With a missing halo and mischievous grin you'll love his small dirty face and sweet, sticky chin
Or, a poem for a girl could read:
She’s laughter and teardrops So small and brand new So sweetly angelic She’s been sent especially to you She’s a very special baby One of life's greatest treasures Who will grant and bless you Many hours of great pleasure
If the mother-to-be is not a first time mom, you could write something funny about the joys of motherhood:
This isn't your first kid And he/she may not be your last But that doesn't really matter Because they're all such a blast!
So congratulations on your family And its ever-growing number Of cute little punkins Who are stacking up like lumber!
Use your own printer to print a picture on a 4x 6 card stock paper. On the back side of the card write your message by hand or use your printer perhaps in ChocolateBoxDecorate font size 12 or Kunstler Script font with a size 22.
I would center the message on the back of the card. It may take some knowledge of Microsoft word to do this.
Make a hole with a paper punch and string a colorful ribbon through it. Now you have a card sized handmade gift tag.
Sample Ideas These pictures were downloaded from istock.com