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Baby Shower Thank You Cards Guide and Free Wording Templates

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A baby shower is a special event, and it’s important to show your appreciation for all the love and support you received from family and friends.

Writing thank you cards may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!

Here’s everything you need to know about baby shower thank you cards including what to write in them, etiquette, and more!

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Key Takeaways

•It’s important to show your appreciation for all the love and support you received from family and friends by writing thank you cards.

• What should be included in your baby shower thank you cards? Start off by expressing your gratitude, mention how the gift will be used or enjoyed, and don’t forget to mention how much fun you had at the baby shower!

• When it comes to etiquette and timing, send out all thank you cards within two weeks after receiving each gift or gesture. If possible, handwritten notes are always preferred over typed messages.

• To make writing out all those thank you cards less overwhelming: have a family member or friend keep track of gifts as they’re being opened at the shower; set aside time for 2-3 days dedicated solely to writing out cards; before filling out each card individually, write one general script that can be personalized for each recipient.

What Should Be Included In Your Baby Shower Thank You Cards? 

Your baby shower thank you card should include a few key elements.

Start off by expressing your gratitude for the gift or gesture they offered at the shower. Showing appreciation gives your guests assurance that their efforts were noticed and appreciated.

Next, mention how the gift will be used or enjoyed. This gives your guests a sense of satisfaction knowing that their gift is being put to good use and that it brought joy for your growing family.

And finally, don’t forget to mention how much fun you had at the baby shower! This simple phrase will remind them of all the good times shared together during this special occasion. 

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Etiquette & Timing 

When it comes to etiquette and timing, there are some important rules of thumb to keep in mind while writing your thank you cards.

All thank you cards should be sent within two weeks after receiving each gift or gesture; this shows respect toward those who attended your shower or who sent gifts from afar. It’s also a great idea to get them done way before baby arrives!

If you received gifts before or after your baby shower, make sure to also send them a card to thank them for the gift.

Additionally, a handwritten note is always preferred over typed messages as they demonstrate an extra level of care and thoughtfulness on your part as well as make each recipient feel even more appreciated for their contribution. 

If you are going to see the person in person (like a coworker at work), you can hand deliver the thank you card for an added personal touch. If not, it’s perfectly acceptable to mail cards.

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it's a girl ballon with a baby shower in the background

Tips and Tricks

To make writing out all those thank you cards less overwhelming, here are some helpful tips on how to get through them efficiently!

At the baby shower, have a family member or friend keep track of all the gifts you received and who they’re from. This can help you write cards faster when you get home and make sure you don’t forget anyone.

Even if your baby shower registry has an option to keep track of who purchased which gift, don’t rely on it! I’ve run into issues where some of my family members purchased gifts on my registry at different stores than where my registry was created.

Set aside time for 2 or 3 days to write out cards. This can make the task less daunting and more manageable.

Before filling out the cards, write out an example script of what you plan to say – kind of like Mad Libs. So then when it comes to each card you can use the script in just fill in some specific details about the gift and the guest.

Depending on your guest list, it might make sense to make a script for thank yous for family members and thank yous for co workers.

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girl receiving gifts at a baby shower

Who Should The Thank You Card Be From?

The thank you cards should be signed from the person the shower was held for. If the shower was just for mom, then mom should sign the cards.

If the baby shower was held for the couple, then the future parents to be should sign the thank yous.

Baby Shower Thank You Card Script

Writing thank-you cards for a baby shower can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be!

To make the task easier, I always recommend writing out a script before writing cards. This can give you a chance to have an idea of what you say.

It’s up to you if you follow the script exactly on each card, or you can personalize the baby shower thank you card depending on who the card is addressed to.

Here are some examples of scripts that I used for my baby showers that you can use as an example when writing out your own cards.

Script 1

Dear (Name),

Thank you so much for the (Baby Shower Gift)! We are so excited to use it when the baby arrives!

Your thoughtfulness and generosity is really appreciated. We had such a wonderful time at the shower celebrating the upcoming arrival of our little one and we’re grateful that you were able to attend and share in our joy.

With love and gratitude,

(Mom or Parents to Be Name)

Script 2

Dear (Name),

Thank you so much for the (Baby Shower Gift)! We can’t wait to use it with our growing family. It was such a thoughtful and generous gesture that is truly appreciated.

We had an incredible time at the baby shower and were so happy to have you there to celebrate with us!

Love,

(Mom or Parents to Be Name)

Script 3

Dear (Name),

We can’t thank you enough for the (Baby Shower Gift)! It was such a generous and thoughtful gift that we know our baby will love.

We had an amazing time at the baby shower – it was so nice to have you there with us. Your presence and kindness meant a lot!

With love and appreciation,

(Mom or Parents to Be Name)

Script 4

Dear (Name),

Thank you for the amazing (Baby Shower Gift)! We are so excited to use it when our baby arrives. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated.

We had a wonderful time celebrating at the shower and were so glad to have you there with us.

With love and gratitude,

(Mom or Parents to Be Name)

Script 5

Dear (Name),

Thank you so much for the wonderful (Baby Shower Gift). We know it will be put to great use and we’re already getting excited about using it with our new addition!

Your kindness and thoughtfulness was such a blessing to us at the baby shower. We’re grateful that you were able to join us in the celebration and make it such a special day.

With love and appreciation,

(Mom or Parents to Be Name)

I hope these scripts help you create your own heartfelt thank you cards! If you feel like they need more personalization, don’t be afraid to add your own sentiment or include any details

Where to Buy Baby Shower Thank You Cards

You can find baby shower thank you cards at any stores that sell stationary, like Target, Walmart or online stores like Etsy and Amazon.

If you want to get more creative and make your own, you could use a service like Shutterfly.

Just keep in mind that if you’re planning to use a photo from the baby shower on the card, it could take some extra time to print and receive the cards.

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Final Thoughts

Writing thank you cards for a baby shower doesn’t have to be difficult.

Just express your gratitude, mention the gift and how it will be used (or enjoyed!), and include some personalization.

I hope these scripts and ideas help you create the perfect thank you card for your special event!

Best of luck!

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