By Carl Hose
How to Make Baby Shower Cards
Baby shower invitations set the tone for the party, but can be a big expense for the party hosts. Making baby shower cards yourself can save money but can also add a special touch to a special occasion.
By Carl Hose
OverviewAn invitation to a baby shower anticipates the arrival of a tiny new life into the world. A baby shower is a party organized by the friends or family of a mother-to-be. Guests typically bring gifts to the expectant mother that will be useful when her baby arrives. Baby shower cards invite guests to the party and are designed to reflect the newborn theme. Here’s how you can make creative baby shower cards to send out to friends and family to invite them to the next baby shower you organize.Step 1Choose a word processor or desktop publishing program to design and create your cards. Microsoft Word and the free desktop publishing software PagePlus both come with easy-to-use templates for making baby shower invitations.Step 2Open a template that most closely resembles the invitation you want to create. The template will have baby shower images and text in place. Select and delete the template text and replace it with your own. Be sure to include the date, time and location of the shower. Consider writing a short verse that announces who the shower is for.Step 3Use free baby clip art to decorate your invitations (see Resources). Modify the template graphics with the baby clip art you want to use. Change the font properties to set the style, size and color of the font the way you want it. Typically a baby shower template is complete and well-designed and will only require you to add the information for your particular baby shower, but feel free to modify the template as much as you’d like.Step 4Print your completed baby shower invitations on card stock, which you can purchase from any office supply store. Once printed, fold the cards according to the template instructions. Your baby shower invitations will look as if they were created by a professional printer.skill2ingredientWord processor or desktop publishing software
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