Plaid, also known as Tartan, is a beautiful pattern of criss-cross squares and stripes in assorted colors.
Plaid comes to us by way of Scotland. It was created sometime back in the 13th century and for a long time was only available in wool. Nowadays, you can find plaid everywhere and on every kind of material including, lucky for us, paper.
The colors in a true plaid pattern refer to certain Scottish clans with different families and organizations having their own design colors. If you're interested, you can learn all about the different ones at The Scottish Register of Tartans.
We often think of plaid for babies in pastel shades of pink but plaid is truly a masculine pattern, think kilts, and as you'll see can easily work very well on baby shower invites for a sweet little boy.
Our featured invite uses a traditional Currie plaid at the top and has an adorable little lamb at the left side of the bottom. A golden colored ribbon ties the design together beautifully.
It's easy to personalize, measures 4.25" x 5.5" and like all of our invites, it comes with a white envelope and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Learn more and/or order your Little Lamb Sweet Baby Shower Invitations
This majestic baby shower invitation features a rich blue with black plaid in the background and a shield with a crown over a banner of blue and says, A little prince is on his way!
The flip side carries the plaid, the blue band, the crown and has plenty of space for you to personalize it with all of your party information.
This one is 5.25" x 5.25" square which requires a few cents more for postage when mailing but I think you'll agree that these elegant invites are totally worth the additional expense.
Learn more or order your Blue Plaid Crown Little Prince Invites
If you're planning a more rustic baby shower, these adorable invites that use various types of plaid in the lettering that says, Baby Boy might just be the ticket.
The background is a faded brown stripe image that gives it an almost wood-like quality adding to the rustic appeal.
It measures a big 5" x 7" and contains several different types of easy to personalize unique typography in bright colors of aqua, red and white creating an extremely cute card, in my opinion.
Learn more or order your Rustic Plaid Boy Baby Shower Invitations
Here's a sweet one that incorporates whimsical jungle animals in the design.
A monkey, giraffe and lion are stacked up alongside of a pastel aqua plaid background with hand water-colored polka dots and a rick rack border.
These measure 4.25" x 5.5" and like all of the cards shown here, they're easy to personalize. Just fill in the boxes to add all of your personal party information.
Learn more or order your Jungle Babies Boy Baby Shower Invitations
This adorable one looks like a blue baby blanket being turned down to reveal a brighter blue plaid sheet.
A shield in the middle that says, It's a BOY! with more (different) plaid, a ribbon and a pair of vintage baby shoes completes the cuteness. In fact, at the time of this post, these were the most popular boy baby plaid invitations at Zazzle.
They measure 5.25" x 5.25" and will require additional postage when mailing.
Learn more or order your Blue Blanket Vintage Bootie Plaid Baby Invite
And there's plenty more where these cuties came from!
Welcome to Seasonal Showers!
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Choose your season and party type, or baby's gender, to see our top picks for invites based on seasonal shower theme ideas
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All of Zazzle's invitations are available on your choice of quality card stock including choices from the following:
You can learn all about their different paper lines, colors and all of the specifics about each type of card stock that is offered by visiting: Zazzle's Passion for Paper
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:
Seasonal Showers is written by Robin Svedi.
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