Baby showers were traditionally a time for female friends and family to gather around a pregnant mother-to-be to bestow gifts and advice. But, as our definition of family has (rightfully) expanded, so has the pre-baby party. These days, you don’t need to be pregnant or even a mom to have a shower thrown on your behalf. Today, they are more likely to be co-ed or happen after the baby is born. Parents may even opt to register for no gifts at all, or just request books.
Shower invitations should be able to reflect all the wonderful ways families are made and celebrated. Thankfully, we also live in an era in which personalization is only a few clicks away. Companies such as Minted, Paperless Post, and more let customers play with layout, wording, and even colors. Two moms, adoption showers, single dads, or “sprinkles” for a second or third baby are no problem when you can adjust as needed before ordering. Many online templates will even allow you to take the word “baby” out altogether if it’s a shower for a family who adopted a toddler or older child.
These newer companies also allow way more than just text editing. You can customize envelopes and stamps, buy matching thank-you notes, and even download a personalized invitation to print at home. Or you can send some really classy, 100% electronic invitations that make planning way easier.
Need more inspiration? Here are 21 unique, adorable, and customizable invitations we love.