Baby Shower Invitations
Shower invitations might seem pretty straightforward but there are a few things to consider: invite or evite? Paper or package? What to say and what information to include? And this is supposed to be the easy part!
What to say on the invite? Explore samples on invitation sites for inspiration. While some might delight in “A baby shower is in the forecast,” others might get a kick out of, “Join us for a celebration—before Meg’s wiped from sleep deprivation.”
Be sure to include where the expectant parents are registered. Or mention some fun non-traditional gift ideas on the invitation such as donating to a favorite charity of the parents-to-be or writing a sweet letter to the baby.
Going printed? Paper Culture’s designs are clean, modern, and fresh, and they actually plant a tree for every order! A fun, free feature: The company will actually stuff, address, stamp, and mail your cards for you. The only thing you pay for is postage!
Want to go green? Printed on seed paper, this entire invite by Bloomin can be planted, and is made from 100-percent recycled paper and vegetable-based pigments. Inkjet printer-friendly seed paper is also available in a rainbow of colors if you want to print on your own.
A Twist on the Basic
Short on time or money, but still want to send a printed invite? This twist on your basic flat or folded card, by Snow & Graham, is a fill-in-the-blanks thick card stock coaster. The package of six even includes party tips and a drink recipe!
Online invitations such as Evite are quick, easy, and affordable. Plus, you can track down guests who haven’t RSVP’d! Companies such as Pingg and Paperless Post now offer everything from party planning and vendor resources to links to gift registries.
Message in a Bottle
Feeling crafty? This one takes a little more planning and a little more … postage: Print out your party information, roll it up, and place it inside a baby bottle. Package it up, cushioned in raffia or tissue paper, and send it on its way!
Print It on a Snapsuit
This will really wow your guests: design an invite on your computer and then use printable iron-on paper to transfer it onto a bodysuit. (Zazzle or Inktastic can print them for you, too.) Package it up and send out! And don’t forget to save one as a memento for the mom-to-be.
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