Yesterday I shared all of the details of the Simple Storybook Baby Shower that my sister and I recently hosted, and today I’m super excited to be able to share a printable version of the shower invitations, card insert, and the library card bookplate.
I realized yesterday that I didn’t really explain the whole storybook (or library) baby shower idea for those who don’t know. The idea is that each guest brings a favorite book (you can find some of my very favorites here) to start baby and mom-to-be out with a nice little collection of books. So, in our invitation, we included an insert inviting each guest to bring a book.
The next part is my favorite!! I LOVE old school library cards (I look at them on Etsy all the time, but never buy , who knows why), and I thought they’d make perfect little bookplates where everyone could leave their name and some thoughts about the book, or just wishes or wisdom for mom. I ordered the pockets from Amazon, and they’re self-adhesive, so you just peel off the back and stick it in. I have a bunch of these pockets left, and let’s just say I’ll be going through my books and adding some of this cuteness soon ;).
We clipped it all together with a cute little baby paperclip and sent them on their merry way! You can see the rest of the details of the shower here, and downloads are available below. Enjoy!!
UPDATE: I have had a lot of questions about how to edit text on these invitations. If you would like to add text, you can download the file and open it in a program like PicMonkey and add text that way, or you can just write your information in by hand (that was what I had originally intended with these). Because I offer these for free, there is no way to edit the text that is already on them. If you would like a more customized version, it is available for purchase through my Etsy Shop.
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