When writing baby shower invitations, the sender should include the time and date of the shower, the address and gift registry information. Keep the invitation gender-neutral unless the baby's gender is known.
The sender may decide to include the expecting mother and father's names in the invitation, along with the anticipated due date. If the expectant parents registered at a gift registry, the company may have provided a slip of paper with the registry information on it, which can be included along with the invitation.
Hosts may choose to send a paper card through the mail, or they may decide to invite guests electronically. Some ways of sending a baby shower invitation online include creating a Facebook event, sending an email or inviting guests via an e-card. Many e-cards are available with baby shower themes at Evite.com.
To add aesthetic appeal, the sender can choose an eye-catching design for the invitation. Bright pastel colors are a popular option for baby showers. Yellow, green and purple are widely accepted gender-neutral colors. Many quotes and short poems about the arrival of a new baby are available online that the sender can include on the front of the card, or the sender can create her own to add a personal touch. The sender can also experiment with different types of folding cards, postcards and envelopes.