If you’re planning a baby shower, and the idea of traditional pink/blue, crib-laden shower invitations doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry. It’s your shower, and you have many, many other options. Create a unique baby shower invitation that reflects your personal taste, but still, honors the tradition of welcoming a new baby into the world.
Paper invitations for a baby shower don’t have to look like they came from a bin of baby shower goodies. You can create an elegant invitation for your shower by using some nice paper and a calligraphy pen. A visit to any craft or art supply store will give you many ideas in this area for your unique baby shower invitation. You don’t have to use traditional items like lace, ribbon, or glitter to enhance your invitations. Try a heavyweight imported decorative paper, like papyrus, instead.
Another unique baby shower invitation idea is to make a collage. You can use newspapers and magazines, family photographs, anything you like. If you’re using print publications, make a collage of inspiring words that represent your feelings towards the birth of your baby, or the shower itself. You can do the same thing with pictures from print publications. If you decide to use family photographs, be sure to copy the pictures first, and use the copies to cut up for your college. You only need one copy of the college to use for your invitations. Once you have completed it take it to a print shop and have color copies made. Or, upload an electronic copy of the collage to your computer and use an online print vendor.
An alternative to mailing your baby shower invitations is to use an electronic invitation. This is definitely a modern upgrade to baby showers and will save you a lot of time and money. You can create your own unique baby shower email invitation using your desktop publishing software, or there are a number of online templates and eCard services. Some of the services will allow you to send out your invitation through their site, and will also allow people to RSVP directly online. This can make managing your guest list incredibly easy, and leave your more energy to focus on the shower itself.
Your unique baby shower invitation should be a representation of you. Don’t be afraid to try new colors, materials, even mediums. Even if you don’t end up sending a traditional invitation through the mail, you can print out a copy of your electronic invitation to include in your baby’s memory book.