We’ve all been there. A close friend or family member has had a baby so you’ve bought a card (and maybe a present) to congratulate them. However when you’ve come to write the card, you’ve struggled to find the words and spent hours agonising 0ver what to say. You wanted to write the perfect newborn baby message, but just ended up with a simple and bland “Congratulations!”
Why does this happen? Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words. Whether it’s a card, a WhatsApp message, or a phone call, it’s not easy knowing what to say. We want to express ourselves and say something personal, which isn’t always straightforward.
How to Compose the Perfect Newborn Baby Message
Here are some tips on how to write the perfect newborn baby message, along with some examples:
Your message will be well received if it’s personal to who you’re writing to. Cards or messages that simply say “Congratulations” are likely to be thrown away soon afterwards. However if the message is thoughtful and written carefully, it’s far more likely to be kept as a keepsake as it will be more meaningful to the recipients. Write a message that shows you care about them, and that you value them as friends or relatives. You could reference their particular situation. For example, if their pregnancy or labour was particularly difficult, you may be especially delighted for them. You could also offer help or support if you’re able to. For example, if you live nearby, you could offer to cook meals to alleviate some of their stress.
Take Your Time
People can often tell when effort has gone into writing cards or messages, so try to spend some time thinking about what you want to say. There is a balance, so don’t spend hours on it, but don’t leave it to the last minute and rush writing it either.
Choose Your Platform Carefully
Communication is easier than ever, thanks to the internet and smartphones. You could send your message via email, or Facebook, or WhatsApp, or any other social media platform. However, is that really the best option? A handwritten card will be more gratefully received than an email, as it shows that more effort and thought has gone into your message. If your recipients are abroad, you may wish to send an electronic message first, and then send a more personal one in the mail.
“Many congratulations on the birth of Hannah Louise! It is truly wonderful news and I’m delighted for you both, especially after everything you guys have been through. I trust and pray that the transition to parenthood will go smoothly, and that the three of you would be very happy. I’d love to cook meals for you if that would be helpful – just let me know! In the meantime, I can’t wait to meet little Hannah! Lots of love.”
“Huge congratulations on the safe arrival of the newest addition to the Smith family! Baby James is adorable and we’re sure that Chloe will love having a little brother! Prepare for many more sleepless nights, but we promise you that it’s totally worth it. We wish you all the best as the family adjusts, and we pray that you’ll all be so happy and full of joy. We can’t wait to see you all soon. Take care and lots of love.”
“We are so thrilled to hear about the safe arrival of your beautiful baby girl! We’re really excited for you both as you embark on this new adventure of being parents. It’s a wonderful experience and we know you’ll both love your new role, despite the lack of sleep! We trust and pray that you adjust well as a family and we look forward to hearing the name you choose! We can’t wait to see you all soon. Do let us know if you need anything – we’re always here for you, anytime. Lots of love.”