If your close friend or family member is having a baby, you may want to share in that joy by planning a baby shower to help them get the things that they need for their baby. When you start to plan a shower you will notice that there are a lot of things going on and a lot of people that you have to get organized in order for the shower to come off properly. One of the most important things that you will need is an invitation, so that people know when and where the baby shower will be. It is important that you make the invitation creative and memorable so that it catches the eye and helps people to remember to save the date. There are several things that you need to do to ensure that you have excellent baby shower invitations.
Subtle, Not Over The Top
The first thing that you may be tempted to do is pick out an invitation that is flashy or catches the eye for all the wrong reasons. It might be a card that is too colorful or has too much going on, or it might be a card that is oversized. In both cases, the person receiving the invitation is likely to ignore it or forget about it because they think that the card is little more than junk mail. Your baby shower invitation needs to be subtle and celebratory without being an eyesore. Choose invitations with funky and interesting fonts. Choose an invitation with muted colors, and choose an invitation where the card is not completely obscured by a wall of text.
Another problem that you are going to face is choosing an invitation that conveys the information that you need, while preventing the use of too much text. A good invitation is one that is easy to scan for information, and one that keeps the important information highlighted for quick reference. You might be tempted to get an invitation that has a cute story or a funny joke about the pregnant woman or the baby, but that is not the way to go. While the invitation should have some brief information to set up the rest of the text, the invitation is all about letting people know when and where the shower is, and where the parents are registered, if they are registered anywhere. If you do find a story or a joke that you want to share, the shower is the place to do that and not the invitation.
Finally, the best baby shower invitations are those that keep all of the information about the shower on the front side of the card, and have nothing on the back. The worst kind are those that have to be opened to find the information that the recipient is looking for. The baby shower invitation needs to be something that people can stick up on their refrigerator or tack to a bulletin board as a constant reminder until the day of the event. The less that people have to do to be reminded about the shower, the more likely it is that they will come. Your invitation is best when all of the text and the pictures that you want to use can fit on one side of a 3”x5” or a 5”x7” card.
As you get ready to throw a baby shower, remember that the invitations are key to getting people to show up. A concise and eye catching invitation will elicit a better response than a long and flashy invitation. This shower is for your friend or your family member, so take some time to show how much you love them and find the best baby shower invitations for their situation.
I am Leslie Sanders and I have given and received several baby showers in my life. I wrote this article after a friend of mine struggled to find a good baby shower invitation for her sister. I told my fried about bunnyprints.com and the importance of having a good invitation. We went to www.bunnyprints.com and within minutes we found the perfect design and text for her baby shower. I highly recommend bunnyprints.com to anyone who is in need of baby shower invitations or supplies.