baby shower card

"Stacked Blocks" baby shower invitation

You’re invited to a baby shower, and you couldn’t be more excited. You’ve picked out a gift you know the parents-to-be will love, and you’ve wrapped it beautifully. (Need a little inspiration? Check out our gorgeous selection of gift wraps and gift tags, all designed by independent artists.)

Now it’s time to pick out a card. And because lots of baby gifts are selected from a registry (which is great, of course), it may feel extra-important to include a truly personal touch in the form of a nice note. Here are a few topics that can help you write the perfect greeting to go with your present.

Send happy thoughts.

Of course, the parents to be are happy and they hope their guests are happy for them too! And there’s no such thing as too much happiness. Here are a few general greetings that speak to that happy glow everybody’s feeling.

We’re so happy for you - wishing you all the best.
May your new arrival bring you endless happiness.
Sending you and yours happy thoughts.
I’m so happy to hear about your new baby - congrats!
Wishing you and yours so much happiness.
We were so happy to hear the news! Can’t wait to celebrate the new arrival.
So much happiness is coming your way - we are thrilled for you!
We couldn’t be happier! Can’t wait to meet your new little one.

New baby, new world.

Whether you’re addressing a first-time parent or someone who’s done this a few times before, every baby is different, and it’s a totally new experience every time. So speak to that in your greeting.

Congratulations on your new family!
New baby, new life, new joy! So happy for you.
This is such good news! Can’t wait for your new baby.
It’s a whole new world once you have a baby. Get ready!
May your new arrival bring you all kinds of new happiness.
What an exciting new adventure! Rooting for you.


Babies are a blessing, and you don’t have to be religious to say so. Since the hashtag #blessed became a thing, this is a popular way to say how happy you are.

What a blessing! Wishing you all the best.
You’re blessed to welcome this baby - and this baby is blessed to have you as parents.
Sending you every blessing.
A new baby is a blessing. So happy for you and yours!
May this new baby be the first of many new blessings.

It’s a gift.

It’s a common enough sentiment that a new member of the family is a gift. Here are a few ways to express it.

Babies are a gift - congratulations!
There’s no greater gift. So happy for you!
Thinking of you as your family prepares to receive the gift of a new baby.
So happy to hear about this new gift to your family.
May your new arrival give you joy & happiness.

Riff on some lyrics.

Pop music is absolutely packed with the word “baby”, so there’s no end to what you can do with a few of your favorite songs.

Baby, baby, baby, this is just to say - we’re so happy for you!
Ooooh, baby, baby. This is so exciting!
Baby, it’s you - can’t wait to meet the new arrival!
Baby, I love you - already! So excited to meet the kiddo.
Baby love - is coming your way!
Baby please - hurry up! We can’t wait to meet you.

Of course, the best greeting is anything that comes from the heart, and timeliness is more important than any exact wording. Don’t overthink it, and remember that there will be plenty of time to say everything you feel in the days to come.