What To Write In Baby Shower Cards 

Sample messages for baby shower cards and pregnancy congratulations to an expecting mom or couple.

These baby shower congratulations give you lots of helpful phrases to find the perfect wording for your card to the soon-to-be mother or the expecting parents.  


Starting Your Baby Shower Cards

How to start your card and who to address it to 

  • The name you write inside the card should be the same as on the outer envelope of your card.
  • If it is a ladies shower only, the shower card is addressed to the mother of the baby. 
  • Write both parents' names if it is a couples shower or if you are good friends with the father as well. Alternatively: For the Parents-to-Be.
  • Write 'Dear (mother's first name)' / Dear (mother's and father's first name) inside the card if you are close to the expectant mother / parents.

  • If the baby shower is formal write the mother's (and  father's) proper name, also if you only know the expectant mother / father in a professional setting. You can also write "to the Smith family".
  • You can also address your card to the baby. All the better if you already know the baby's name. Alternatively write "To the new arrival", "To the Smith baby", "To the little  pea".


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The Main Part Of Your Baby Shower Cards

- Select one of the sample phrases below or combine any of the sentences to make it fit best -

A tiny bundle on the way, so tender, sweet, and new... What a world of happiness you have ahead of you! Congratulations!

A precious little girl / boy is on the way! A very warm welcome and may your days be filled with happiness and fun.

Congratulations and best wishes! A shower gift for your baby, I am / we are so glad to have a reason to shop for you and your new baby! All the best with the rest of your pregnancy!

My / our congratulations and best wishes to you as you step into this exciting new phase of your life. Be ready for busy days, sleepless nights, many questions and endless love!

A little gift, wrapped up and tied, with our (with my) very best wishes for the baby inside.

Congratulations and best wishes. Your life will never be the same, but you will love the change.

Most great things start out very small. And then become extremely overwhelming as they grow... Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

A precious new baby has come from above, to live in your hearts and fill them with love. Congratulations on your baby girl / baby boy!

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and joy.

Congratulations soon-to-be-mom and dad! Parenthood is one of the best journeys in life. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

What's in a child? It's love that has taken shape. It's happiness there are no words for. It's a small hand that leads you back to a long forgotten world. Congrats, we are so happy for you. Enjoy your journey into parenthood and have fun! We are wishing the best for you three in the coming months.

Congratulations! This little miracle will soon make your world more beautiful and happier. 

Many best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy and the birth of your little bundle of joy.

I / we can't wait to see the new baby! Congratulations and wishing you all the best, you are so blessed with this little one.

Whether a girl or a boy, there's no greater joy than the news of your being with child. Happy pregnancy and all the best.

Growing a tiny human is the ultimate proof that miracles do exist. Wishing you all the best for your journey into parenthood.

Such wonderful news! Congratulations 1st time parents, here's wishing you both love and happiness, as you wait for your first bundle of joy.

For a girl:

She's coming so soon and I know you can't wait to snuggle her. You're going to be the very best mommy to your precious little pear/pearl.

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Baby is almost here, wishing you a safe delivery. Congratulations, may he/she bring you many happy memories.

Congratulations on your upcoming arrival and good luck with your pregnancy.

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you! I am / we are so happy for you and wish you all the best for the rest of your pregnancy and the birth.

Here's to smiles, health, happiness, laughter, patience and joy. We hope you get a healthy baby girl or boy. May your new little bundle of joy bring you many blessings in the future.

Congratulations! Your home will soon be filled with toys and will never be quiet again. Your house will often be a mess and you'll frequently be tired. But there will always be love and laughter. All the best and many happy memories.

Congratulations, you have new life coming! May you and your baby grow together in joy and happiness.

Pregnancy is a journey of awe, wonder, and anticipation, where every kick, every flutter, whispers the promise of a love that knows no bounds. I'm /We are here for whatever support you need. Hope all goes well!

There will be hands carrying you, arms in which you will be safe and people who will show you that you are welcome.

A new baby to love! It's beautiful to think, how a life so small, will fill your world with a love so great! May your future be filled with new experiences, joy, much love and happiness.

If you want to keep it simple: 

Congratulations - mum to be!


Can't wait to meet those tiny little baby feet!

For a card accompanying a gift certificate:

A new baby is on the way? Another great excuse to shop! Congratulations and all the best! 

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Funny Baby Shower Card Messages

If you are worried about not having enough space when the baby comes, get rid of your bed. You won't be using it for a while anyway. Congrats!

Here's the 3 months forecast (number of months / weeks depending on when the shower takes place): a 'shower' followed by a very sunny baby.

Since I am a mother myself, let me tell you life will only get harder... Just wait until your baby starts talking and walking.

Let me give you this advice: The art of being a parent is to sleep when baby is not looking.

What will it be? Boy or girl, we shall see!

Congrats on your pregnancy. Soon baby will give up (his/her) single-life and move into your apartment/house... I am sure he/she/baby will like it there.

Always remember: Having a newborn baby is like suddenly getting the world's worst room-mate.

More funny baby sayings to add to your new baby shower cards.

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What To Write In Your Baby Shower Congratulations To A Close Friend:

- if applicable, address with your friend's nickname

and sign with your own nickname:

Congratulations on the new baby! I am so happy and excited for you. I know you will be an excellent mother (excellent parents) and I can't wait to meet your baby. I look forward to helping you along the path of motherhood (parenthood) and watching the little one grow from a baby and blossom into a young girl/boy.

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery of your little pea. I am so happy for you and (name of husband / future dad) and wish you all the best as you wait for baby's big debut! I know that you two are going to make awesome parents.

I would lend you my heart, my strength, my patience and my confidence for the birth of your baby - but I know that you'll need none of that since you already possess all of this within yourself! In the coming weeks I will be thinking a lot of you. Becoming and being a mother is the biggest change in life. I have never thought that I could feel such a deep love for my baby. And I am so pleased that the most wonderful time of your life will soon begin. Nothing compares to the feeling when you will finally hold your baby in your arms.

It means so much to me to be here with you today, celebrating your precious little ones arrival and sharing in the fun. You are a wonderful friend (bff) and are going to be a wonderful mom (bmf)!



Religious / Christian Baby Shower Cards and Congratulations

For religious and Christian baby shower sample messages as well as baby bible verses please follow this link. There you'll also find ideas what to write in a baby baptism or baby Christening card.  




How To Finish And Sign Your Baby Shower Cards

If you are congratulating a close friend, end your card with

- Best wishes,  - Love always, - Yours truly, - With love to you and your soon-to-be new family, -Tickled pink, -So thrilled for you, - Can't wait to meet your little one, -Blessings to you,  -All the best for the remainder of your pregnancy, -Happy snuggling, -Over the moon

- or skip a line and sign your name or nickname.

For formal baby shower cards use either 

- Yours sincerely or -Kind regards.

When baby has already arrived:

what to write in baby congratulations cards.


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