Baby shower thank you card wording: Invitation and baby rattles

Everyone came together to celebrate and shower you with love at your baby shower or baby sprinkle. Now it’s time to return that joy and gratitude with thoughtful thank you cards. But where do you start? And how should you word them? Here’s our sweet and simple guide to baby shower thank you card wording, etiquette, and planning. 

Baby Shower Thank You Card Etiquette and Tips

Baby shower thank you card wording: Rabbit and bird invitation

Design: frau brandt

Sending thank you cards for a baby shower is a lot like sending them for any event. You’ll want to be punctual, express gratitude, and put a smile on your guest’s face when they read it. 

Here are some of our best thank you card etiquette and planning tips to streamline the entire process. 

Send Your Cards Before the Baby Arrives 

In most cases, we recommend sending your thank you cards within 2-3 weeks of your baby shower. This gives you time to enjoy the moment but still get your cards out nice and early. In any case, you’ll want to get the thank you cards sent out before the baby arrives — time will be hard to find afterward! 

If your little one makes an appearance before you get your thank you cards out, don’t panic. People are more than happy to wait for a card — especially if you’re able to include a photo of your lovely new family member along with it. 

Plan Ahead

Even if you’re blessed with a relaxing time between your baby shower and the baby’s arrival, there’s still a lot to do. Cut your task list down by getting prepared for your thank you cards in advance.

Decide whether you’re going to send handwritten cards or use digital invitations to express your gratitude. (We can’t deny going the digital route is much faster, more affordable, and convenient no shopping, no stamps, no post office runs!)

Next, find a baby shower thank you card design that you love and have it ready to go. It could even match your baby shower invitations if the host lets you know where they found them. 

You’ll also want to gather everyone’s details in one place so they’re easy to find when it’s time to prepare and send your baby shower thank you cards. 

Personalize Your Thank You Cards

Every smile and gift you receive at your baby shower is worth its weight in gold and deserves a personalized thank you in return. Make your guests feel extra special by swapping a generic message for something that recognizes their efforts. 

Make a reference to something your guest said or did at your baby shower, or reflect on your relationship together as you say thanks. Don’t forget to mention the gift they gave, so they know it was received and valued.

Baby Shower Thank You Card Wording Ideas

Not sure what to write in your baby shower thank you cards? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. The key is to express your gratitude and share your excitement for what’s to come. Say thanks, personalize your cards, and you’re good to go.

To help you find the right words, here are some baby shower thank you card wording examples we love. 

For the Baby Shower Host or Hostess

Baby shower thank you card wording: Abstract boho baby thank you invitation

Design: Dotted Line Studio

Your baby shower hostess or host has put so much time, energy, and love into hosting a lovely baby shower for you. They’ve planned the baby shower theme, baby shower games, food, and entertainment. It’s only natural that you’d want to reflect that in the words you use to express your appreciation. Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • “Thank you so much for hosting the perfect baby shower, it was such a special day. We’re so grateful for everything you’ve done for us.” 
  • “Thank you for your generous gift of hosting our baby shower. Everyone had such a wonderful time, and we’ll forever have these memories together to treasure.” 
  • “We’re so grateful to you for planning and hosting the best baby shower ever! We’re excited to catch up again once the new baby arrives.”

For Baby Shower Guests

Baby shower thank you card wording: Raining hearts thank you invitation

Design: Jen Montgomery

It’s the people who make any party, and that’s especially true for such an intimate, love-filled celebration as a baby shower. Show your close friends and family members how much you appreciate them with these sweet baby shower thank you card wording ideas:

  • “We’re so happy you could make it to our baby shower, (Name)! We had tons of fun together and can’t wait to do it all again once baby’s here!”
  • “Thank you for joining us at our baby shower the other day. I can still taste those delicious cupcakes you brought!”
  • “Thanks for making it to our baby shower. We’re so glad you were there! It’s not long now until the baby arrives — thank you for making these last few months as relaxing as they could be.”

For Specific Baby Shower Gifts

Baby shower thank you card wording: Sweet fluffy cloud thank you invitation

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, llc

Most guests attending a baby shower will bring a gift. Sometimes it’s something for the parents-to-be, and other times it’s a lovely little gift for the new arrival. Whether your gift giver has sent a hamper full of diapers or a spa voucher, here are some thoughtful ways to say thank you to loved ones: 

  • “Thank you so much for your kind gift of a meal subscription service. We’ll definitely be using this once the baby arrives!”
  • “We’re so touched to receive your lovely gift of a patterned muslin set. The colors are gorgeous and the fabric is so soft, it’ll be perfect for little (Baby’s Name)!”
  • “Thank you for coming to our baby shower, we’re so glad you could make it. We’re excited to dress our little one in these beautiful onesies — you can never have enough!”

For Those Who Gave a Financial Gift

Rainbow nursery thank you invitation

Design: Hudson Meet Rose

Babies can be really expensive. (Surprise!) Sometimes your guests will want to give a financial contribution instead of a gift to help ease that transition into parenthood. If that’s the case, here are a handful of ways to express your gratitude: 

  • “Thank you for your amazing contribution towards our new journey into parenthood. We’re thrilled to use the funds to buy some personalized keepsakes for baby’s nursery that we’ll keep and treasure forever.” 
  • “We’re so grateful for your very thoughtful gift of $200. It’ll help us buy our dream stroller and car seat for when baby’s ready to explore the world with us!”
  • “Thank you so much for your wonderful gift towards our new arrival’s savings account. We can’t guarantee they won’t splurge it all on toys when they grow older, but whatever makes them happy!”

For Contributing to a Group Gift

Textured clouds thank you invitation

Design: Luckybug Designs

With so many big-ticket items making their way onto parents’ must-buy lists, people are often happy to contribute to a larger group gift to share the expense. If you’re lucky to have friends and family members who have done just this, here are a few thank you note wording ideas to help you say thanks: 

  • “Thanks so much for your contribution towards the girls’ lovely gift of a luxury baby bouncer. This will be such a life-saver when the baby doesn’t want to rest and I have other things to do!”
  • “We’re so grateful for you and (Name) getting together to give us this gorgeous hamper of baby essentials. It has everything we need for those first few weeks with our little one!”
  • “Thank you for your part in giving us the amazing personalized baby blanket. It’s perfect!”

For Gifts and Well Wishes From Afar

Baby confetti thank you invitation

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, llc

Baby showers are some of the best celebrations out there, but sadly not everyone will be able to make it. Whether it’s due to travel restrictions or existing family commitments, there’ll be people sending you well wishes and gifts in lieu of being there. Share your gratitude for these gifts and thoughts with these baby shower thank you card messages: 

  • “It means so much that you’ve sent us this gorgeous soft toy tiger all the way from the other side of the world. It’ll always be special to us. Thank you so much!”
  • “Thank you for sending your well wishes to us all the way from (Country)! We hope it won’t be long before we can all get together with you and our new arrival.” 
  • “Thanks so much for sending the lovely package of baby clothing.It’s so lovely to have a reminder of you with us here as we take the first steps into parenthood.” 

Delight Your Guests With the Perfect Baby Shower Thank You Card Wording

Having a baby is a magical time that brings people together. Show your guests how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you by sending thoughtful, personalized thank you cards. 

Put together your guest list, find the perfect design, and get those thank you cards out as early as you can. Sending your messages online is the easiest way to go, so be sure to browse our full selection of thank you cards, then customize them with your heartfelt thanks. Your loved ones will feel extra special when it arrives in their inbox.