Books Instead of Cards

Are you looking for a fun baby shower idea? Here is one, bring a book instead of a card baby shower. It is a fantastic idea for making sure your baby has a well-stocked bookshelf or library. Find a fun way to ask your guests to bring a book instead of a card on your baby shower invitations with a witty poem or saying. Cards are a wonderful gesture but let’s be honest after reading them once or twice they end up in the trash or in a box somewhere that does not see light for the next 20-years. Books, however, get their own little shelf and are read time after time some books even get passed down a few generations. It is a simple and clever request that is becoming quite popular for baby showers. We all know that parents are encouraged to read to their children every night to help their little brains grow and build their vocabulary, so you are going to need a few children’s books. There are so many places to find cheap and reasonably priced children’s books such as second-hand stores or the internet. Some of the books cost less then cards so if your guest was already going to spend that money on a card you are not asking much. You want to let your guest know it is optional so you do not come off as rude or demanding when you write your invitations for your bring book instead of card baby shower, and make sure they know how much you will appreciate them bringing a book.

Requesting Books Instead of Cards

On your baby shower invitations ask your guest to include a personalized message inside the book that you can read to your child to keep that guest’s memory alive. You can also ask your guests to bring their favorite childhood book for you to read to your baby. Another fun way to get guests to bring a book instead of a card would be to have a drawing. Put the name of every one who brings a book on a raffle ticket and have a drawing for a prize at the end of your baby shower. If you want certain books you can make a gift registry on several different websites. Include the link on your invitation to help guests in their selection of books. You can also work that into your poem or saying. Another thing you can do if you are wanting certain books is to make a list and include the list on or in your invitation.

What to Write in the Invitation?

The internet is full of different rhymes and cute little poems that can be used on your bring a book instead of a card baby shower invitations. Do not be afraid to get creative and write your own cleaver request or poem. If you write your own poem or saying you can get so creative with it an include names or references to your favorite books from childhood. Here are a few examples to be inspired by or tweak to make it your own.

Dear guest with deep regard, we ask you to skip the overpriced card.
Heres the hook instead we ask you to bring a signed love-filled book.
Cards are a tradition we know, but a book will help our baby’s love for reading grow.
It can be a book about a giving tree or a book about the sea.
Do not get confused, we will love your signed book new or used.

Please bring little (baby’s name) a book instead of card.
We do not want to be rude we beg your pard.
Cards are lovely for a read or two, but books a good old or new.
Books help us build a loving bond, well reading about an ugly duck in a pound.
what we ask is very simple not hard.
Please sign a book instead of a card.

If you do not mind, it would be so kind.
If our guests would bring a book instead of a card.
Maybe a book about a barnyard.
Whatever book you choose,
we do not care if the book is new or used.
As long as it comes signed with love form you.

If you do not want to write your own bring book instead of card baby shower invitations there are a lot of websites that will do it for you or you can buy pre-written baby shower invitations with the bring book instead of card theme. It is all up to you how you want to word your invitations if you are not into the poems you can always just write something from the heart. Get creative for your book instead of card baby shower and have some fun with it. Have fun with your bring a book instead of a card baby shower and make sure your guests have fun too. Most importantly enjoy reading all your new books to your baby.

5 Books Instead of Card Recommendations

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever

So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

“Guess how much I love you,” says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then, Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that’s just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare’s love for him.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Including a special feature, dye cuts, this beautiful board book edition, perfect for teaching the days of the week, offers readers an interactive experience.

Are You My Mother?

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day.