May 6th, 2012
That time is drawing near. Your little bundle of joy will be here in a few months and you are planning your own baby shower. What have you accomplished so far? If you know the gender of the child, have you chosen colours and a theme for the nursery? Many expectant mothers and others who are hosting baby showers like to get invitations that match the theme and/or the colours of the nursery. Are you ready to start thinking about those baby shower invites?
There are many ways to do up your baby shower invitations.
There are many ways to make your invitations unique and personal. If you match the colours and theme of your nursery, keeping one of the invitations to add to the room is a neat way to remember that baby shower. By using the colours and theme of the nursery, your guests will also get an idea of what colours and types of presents to get for the baby.
You can thumb through page after page of designs and styles at your neighbourhood publishing or printing company. These invites can be very expensive and they have a very small selection to choose from. You can run down to the nearest department store and buy generic invites that you fill in, but where is the uniqueness in that?
Going on the internet to search around for the perfect invitations is a wonderful idea. You can choose with thousands of styles and designs from many places. Hundreds of other expectant mothers add new styles and designs several times a year, so you know you can find something that has not already been used.
The perfect place will allow many options, like picking your own colours, mixing, and matching items from several different invite designs, choosing your own wording and picking the text you want it printed in. You can submit a photo and give your guests a mini portrait of you in your present state, an ultrasound view of the child, or a photo of you and the father. Some couples are having co-ed showers after the child is born. If you wait until then, you can give your guests a personalised portrait of your newborn.
Another Option That Is Gaining Popularity
More and more baby shower hosts, expectant mothers, and new parents are opting to DIY their baby invitations. This way they are certain that their invites will be like none other the guests have ever received.
It is a wonderful way for the new parents-to-be to build memories that they can share for years. By adding your own little touches to the coloured DIY cards you have chosen, you give each guest a little bit of yourselves.
Adding ribbons, bows, glitter, buttons, and trims, you create a design and style all your own. Add that photo in the middle with a gold braid border, or those little booties, bottles, buggies, building blocks, airplanes or animals on the front you have discovered some great ways to do up your baby shower invitations.