Baby showers have become increasingly common in the UK. Whether you’re organising one for your pregnant friend or even for yourself, you will need to send out invitations. Take a look at our tips to help you create your own baby shower invitation:
The tradition of modern baby showers began in the USA during the 1940s (source: Wikipedia) as post-war women were expecting the Baby Boom generation. When young women were married, they were provided with their trousseau, to help them set up their homes. Then, when they were expecting, the baby shower served the function of providing the mother and her home with useful material goods.
Traditionally, they were only held for the families’ first child and only women were invited. This is more flexible nowadays. Today, baby showers may be organised by family, friends, or even work colleagues, who combine it with a “leaving for maternity leave” party. Baby showers usually include food and drink, gift-giving, and themed games.
Baby Shower Invitations
Creating your own baby shower invitation keeps it personal. The good news is, even if you’re short on time and not the most creative, there are tools to help you create a professional-looking invite.
With PosterMyWall, you can choose from a wide range of baby shower invitation templates. They have something to suit every theme and style.
Choosing a Theme for your Baby Shower Invitation
There are so many themes to choose from. I remember for any “baby” stationery before my first child was born, I used a stork image, it was so sweet. Perhaps the parents already have a favourite colour scheme they’re thinking of for the new baby’s nursery. Have they already bought a cute soft toy or book in anticipation of the new baby? I know friends who have used elephant, giraffe or moon themes based on the newborn toys and books they had ready for their baby’s arrival. Your design can also depend on the mood of the baby shower you’re organising- is it going to be sophisticated and tasteful or colourful and fun? Whatever the theme there is a design template for you.
Customising Your Design template
Once you’ve chosen your design, it’s easy to customise with your own details.
Remember to include:
- Name of the Mum-to-be.
- Name of hosts if not the parents-to-be.
- Date, time and venue for the baby shower.
- RSVP details if required.
- Gift information if you have a baby gift list.
Once you’re happy with your design, you can download it for free and print it out or send it to friends. You can print them out yourself at home but sometimes it costs less to have them printed professionally than it does to buy new ink, so always consider that.
Social Media Scheduling and Email Campaigns
To make life even easier, if you subscribe to the PosterMyWall Premium service you can also have access to social media scheduling and the use of email campaigns.
Email campaigns can be especially useful when organising an event, such as a baby shower. It makes it super quick and easy for your guests to reply and helps you to keep on track with your organising of the event.
More Baby Stationery
After the baby shower, you will realise that from here on in there is a lot more stationery and invitations to be designed and sent. The most exciting one of all, of course, is your baby announcement! Then, there are thank you cards and before you know it it’s time to send out the first birthday invitations. You will really appreciate having the social media scheduling and email campaigns set up already.
Which baby shower theme/template would you choose?