Baby Shower Thank You Cards

Thank you notes – tips for a mom-to-be or a new mommy

Sending handwritten thank you cards with a few heartfelt words of gratitude to your baby shower guests is sure to be a gesture that’s really appreciated.

When to mail your cards
If possible try to send your notes of gratitude soon after the day of your baby shower, however, if this isn’t feasible, then as soon as you reasonably can.

Choosing thank you stationery
There are some really cute thank you cards available to buy and to print, some of which have been specially designed to co-ordinate with a popular baby shower theme.  Sweet note cards too are widely available so these might also be a good option.  Another alternative that you might like to consider is to make your own thank you cards.

How to write baby shower thank you cards
Online you can find some great ideas for thank you card wording, as well as some adorable sayings, quotes, and some really cute thank you poems too.  There are also many websites that advise on good etiquette.  So before starting to write your cards to say thank you, a really good suggestion is to do a bit of research first.

Also, if you find the thought of writing lots of notes to thank your guests a little daunting, another good tip is to write just a few at a time.

Who gave what present?
Many people advise that when writing thank you messages it’s important to mention the gift itself; for example, thank you so much for the so cute teddy bear, rather than thank you so much for the lovely gift.  However this does of course mean that a good record will need to be kept of who gave each present.  This important task will often fall to the party hostess, who when a gift is opened will write down against the name of the giver what the actual item is.  Alternatively she may choose to write this information on the gift tag that accompanies the present.  The list or the tags are then put in a safe place, and then given to the mommy-to-be at the end of the party, or soon after.