Here's a great idea for your next baby shower: collect words of wisdom for the mother-to-be.
We all know that raising baby isn't all about sweetness and light... after all there's poop and crying to deal with... sometimes. and there will be plenty of times when the new parents become a bit frustrated when a few words from you can truly help.
Everyone has a bit of sage advice to share; be it from their own experience or things they learned from their own moms.
Have guests share their best tips in a way that the new mommy and daddy can save them as a keepsake and keep them handy for when they'll really need and appreciate them.
But what's the best way to collect and keep this gathered knowledge? I'll explore and share several ways here so that you can decide which will work best for you.
These cute circus-theme cards are actually created on chubby business card sized cards.
The design features a red and white circus tent style border at the top and bottom a cute little elephant and the words, Words of Advice for the mommy to be. The red and white stripe also appears on the flip side.
They measure 3.5" x 2.5". They might seem small but there's plenty of room for a couple of words of advice.
Sold in a pack of 100 so that there's plenty to go around and even extras in case anyone slips up and makes a mistake.
You can learn more and order them HERE
These can be kept together and handy for the new parents in any business card holder you'll find online or in a local store nearby.
Postcard-sized cards will give your guests a bit more room to share their best tips and tricks for keeping baby and his/her parents happy and healthy.
These can be kept together with a simple ribbon tied around them or you can purchase a box, basket or even binder and postcard holder sheets to create a book of them.
There are a lot of different design styles to choose from so you can find something that matches the shower theme or baby's gender.
How to Hand Them Out
Distributing them can be done in one of a couple of different ways.
Send the cards out with the invitations and ask guests to fill them out and return them on the day or the shower.
Pass them out at the shower and have guests fill them out there.
My best advice is to save them for the day of the shower because let's face it, someone is bound to forget to return theirs AND it serves as a fun way to get people talking as they fill out their cards they'll surely start sharing advice with each other.
If anyone can't make it to the party, ask them to share something when they call in their RSVP.
However you decide to do it, after all the cards are filled out, you can have each person in attendance read theirs out loud.
Make a game of it by having everyone vote for the best bit of advice.
If you're attending a baby shower and your advice wasn't asked for, you can still share it by way of a friendly greeting card that can be given along with your gift. In fact, after baby is born, your card may become the better half of that combination if you're sharing something truly useful.
These cards are printed on high quality card stock and measure 4" x 5.6". There are lines inside where you can write your thoughts.
You'll find all kinds of cute ways to save and share Mommy to Be advice at Zazzle
by visiting the following link.
Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
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The History of Baby Showers
Although the term baby shower is a fairly modern concept, the tradition of welcoming baby and the rite of a woman's transition into motherhood is
something that has been celebrated throughout history.
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The History of Bridal Showers
Did you know that the custom of throwing a bridal shower dates back to the time when dowries were popular? Friends of the woman to be wed began giving what is now known as a bridal shower to compensate women who came from poor families who couldn't afford a proper dowry, or for a woman whose father didn't approve of the marriage and refused to pay.
You can read more about the fascinating history of bridal showers here:
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