These days, handwritten letters aren’t too common. Because we don’t typically sit down to write letters, it can feel daunting to write baby shower thank you cards. You might even be thinking you’d rather send your thank you’s in a quick text message.
If you find that you have no idea what to write in your thank you notes, you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll learn how to write baby shower thank you cards with fantastic wording examples, plus the best tips to keep in mind.
After reading these tips for writing baby shower thank you notes, you won’t even be tempted to send a text instead.
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How To Write Baby Shower Thank You Cards
When preparing to sit down and write about your gratitude, it’s crucial to know how to write baby shower thank you cards first. There are three main points to include in each baby shower thank you card, and once you remember those three things, you’ll be golden.
Thank The Gifter For Their Time
The first thing to write in your baby shower thank you card (after greeting the recipient by name) is your appreciation for the recipient’s time. Thank them for coming to your baby shower, and if they couldn’t make it, thank them for their thoughtfulness.
Mention Something Nice About The Gift
Next, you’ll want to write something pleasant about the gift. You can tell the gifter how much you love the gift and appreciate the gesture.
The best thing to remember when writing about the gift is to include details. For example, don’t say, ‘Thank you for the baby toy.’
When you are vague about the gift, your thanks might not sound sincere. Instead, write something like, ‘Thank you so much for the adorable baby blocks! I know (baby’s name) will enjoy them for years to come.”
Add A Closing Statement Of Gratitude
After you have thanked the gifter and mentioned the gift, you will want to add a closing statement of gratitude. Think of the closing statement as something that brings your thank you card together and looks toward the future.
For instance, instead of saying something simple like, ‘thanks again!’, you’ll want to say something like, ‘I appreciate your kindness, and can’t wait for you to meet (baby’s name)!’
Bonus: Add A Picture
If you send your baby shower thank you cards after your baby is born, it is such a nice touch to send a picture of your baby with the gift. This works especially well when gifted things like clothes, toys, or blankets.
Your baby shower guests will love to see that their gift is getting good use, not to mention getting to see your new baby!
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Baby Shower Thank You Wording Examples
Even when you know how to write a baby shower thank you card using the three main elements above, you still might draw a blank when you sit down to write. Here are some baby shower thank you card wording examples to use if you get stuck:
Traditional baby shower thank you card wording:
“Thank you so much for coming to my baby shower! You always know how to have fun, and my baby shower wouldn’t have been the same without you there. I absolutely love the onesies you picked out for my daughter. I know she will be so comfortable in them! I can’t wait for you to meet her and get so many baby snuggles.”
“I loved having you at my baby shower! We always have fun together. Thank you for the sweet handmade baby blanket. I know how much time you took to make it, and I’m sure my baby will love to snuggle with it! I appreciate our friendship, and I look forward to you meeting (baby’s name)!”
Baby shower thank you wording for the hostess:
“I’m amazed at how fantastic my baby shower was, thanks to you! It was everything I wanted and so much more. I especially loved the special sugar cookies you had made; I can still taste them! I am fortunate to have you as a friend, and I can’t wait for you to meet (baby’s name).”
“Thank you so much for hosting my baby shower; it was everything I had hoped for! I was so surprised to see the decorations that you made. They were so adorable, and I will always remember them! I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to make this day amazing for me, and I look forward to seeing you after (baby’s name) arrives!”
Baby shower thank you wording for an out-of-town guest:
“I was so excited that you were able to make it to my baby shower from out of town. It meant so much to me! And thank you for the board books. They make a wonderful start to my son’s first library, and I look forward to when you can read some stories with him!”
“Thank you so much for taking the time to travel for my baby shower. It wouldn’t have been the same without you there! Plus, not only did you travel, but you also brought the sweetest gift basket. I know (baby’s name) will love playing with the soft teddy bear! I can’t wait till we have another visit and you can meet our new addition.”
Baby shower thank you wording for a sent gift:
“I was sorry you couldn’t make it to my baby shower, but I know you were here in spirit! I loved the cuddly pajama set you sent; they will certainly keep our little one warm this winter. I look forward to seeing you soon, and I know (baby’s name) does too!”
“Thank you for the baby gym that you sent! I know (baby’s name) will love playing in it, and we will think of you every time we use it! I appreciate your thoughtfulness, and I can’t wait to see you soon.”
Baby shower thank you wording for co-workers:
“Thank you so much for coming to my baby shower. I am so excited to use the baby carrier you got me. It will be so helpful to have my hands free throughout the day! You have been so supportive during my pregnancy, and I look forward to seeing you after maternity leave!”
“I am so thankful to have a work friend that is as wonderful as you are! Thank you for putting together a diaper raffle for our co-workers to take part in. Having extra diapers stocked is an amazing relief, and it was such a surprise! I can’t wait for you to meet (baby’s name) soon!”
Baby shower thank you card wording for someone who gives money/gift cards:
“I had so much fun with you at my baby shower; I didn’t want it to end! Thank you so much for the generous gift card. We are going to put it towards buying our baby’s crib. We are so grateful to have someone as thoughtful as you in our lives!”
“Thank you so much for the generous check. We will use the money to buy a glider for our baby’s nursery. I know we will think of you each time we use it to rock our new baby to sleep. I appreciate everything you have done for us, and I look forward to you meeting (baby’s name)!”
Belated baby shower thank you wording:
“Wow! Where has the time gone? I hope you don’t think I forgot about you! Thank you so much for the breastfeeding pillow. Now that our baby is here, the pillow you gave me has gotten so much use. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and hope to see you soon!”
“I apologize for this card arriving later than I wished. Life with a newborn has been an adjustment! I wanted to thank you for the diaper pail. It really has been a lifesaver in these days of frequent diaper changes! We can’t wait for you to meet (baby’s name) soon, and don’t worry; we won’t make you change a single diaper.”
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Tips For Writing Baby Shower Thank You Cards
Keep A List Of Gifts
When preparing to write baby shower thank you cards, it’s imperative that you list the gifts you have received and who you received them from.
It’s way too difficult to remember who gave you what, no matter how soon you start writing your notes after your baby shower.
The easiest way to prepare this list is to have a guest at your shower write down each gift (and the gifter’s name) in a notebook or baby shower gift log. This person can be the shower host, your mom or sister, really anyone who is willing to.
Also, the person filling out the gift log should be sitting near you. You don’t want them to have a hard time seeing the gifts.
Buy Stamps And Stationary Beforehand
Once you know how many guests are coming to your baby shower, it’s beneficial to buy the stamps and stationery that you’ll need before the shower.
When you’re prepared with the supplies that you’ll need ahead of time, it ensures less of a chance that you’ll procrastinate on writing your thank you cards. You won’t have to wait for them to arrive or go to the store; you can sit down and start writing.
Looking for baby shower thank you cards? Here are six of our favorites:
First up are these adorable, colorful animals. These baby shower thank you cards are perfect for any baby shower, whether you’re having a boy, girl or keeping things gender-neutral. I also love how budget-friendly they are, as you get 50 cards in one pack.
Next, we have these lovely watercolor woodland animals, which can also work for any kind of baby shower. These cards are printed on high-quality cardstock and have matching envelopes and stickers.
These blue, elephant thank you cards are so cute, and they are especially perfect if you have a blue-themed baby shower. LINK The pack comes with 50 cards and includes two different designs to choose from. (Plus, they have an identical box of cards in pink, if that’s what you’d prefer!)
This pack of floral thank you cards is beautiful; your guests will love to get them in the mail! There are three designs in the box, and they aren’t specific to baby showers which means you can use leftovers for other occasions.
These thank you cards with pink onesies are so adorable, and they are perfect if you have a girly, pink baby shower. This pack includes 60 cards at a reasonable price, so you won’t have to worry about running out!
Next up are these sweet, elephant thank you cards with watercolor flowers. These baby shower thank you cards are of excellent quality and even come with matching stickers to seal the backs of the envelopes.
Keep The Cards Precise
When writing your baby shower thank you cards, try to keep them on track and to the point. You’ll want to find a good balance where the notes aren’t too short and not excessively long.
Remember, most thank you cards are only 4×6 inches. You don’t want your first few sentences to be fluff or filler because you’ll risk running out of room for your actual thank you.
Make The Cards Personal
Another crucial thing to keep in mind when writing your baby shower thank you notes is to write with your personality. You want to make sure your voice is in your writing, so your cards sound more personal.
If your thank you cards are strictly business, then they might come off as robotic or as if you didn’t put much time into them. You want your guests to know that you are genuinely thankful for their time and gifts when reading your cards.
Complete Your Cards Before Your Baby Arrives
While you can wait to send out your thank you cards after you have your baby (especially if your shower was right before you went into labor), it’s best to send them out beforehand.
Not only is it best practice to send out your cards promptly, but you will also be so tired after having your baby. Writing thank you cards will most likely be last on your list of priorities.
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Who do you need to thank with a baby shower thank you card?
It would be best to write a thank you card for anyone who gave you a gift. Even if they missed the baby shower and gave you a gift after the fact, it’s nice to write them a thank you.
Also, when you receive group gifts, each person who went in on the gift should get their own card. While you can write one card for the group, it’s usually easier to write separate cards because everyone in the group might not see each other every day.
How long after a baby shower do you send thank you cards?
It’s best to send your baby shower thank you’s as quickly as you can. But, most people agree that taking 2-3 weeks to get your notes out is perfectly fine.
And there you have it! I hope that learning how to write baby shower thank you cards has given you more confidence in writing! I know you’ll find that each card is easier to get done once you start writing.
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