Bring a Book – A Very Cool Baby Shower Idea
Build A Library
While it is no secret that reading to your children is very important in their overall development, it has also been shown that reading to the baby in utero can also be beneficial. It is never too soon to get your baby’s library going and what better time and place to start this than the baby shower. By asking your guests to skip the card and instead bring along their own personal favorite children’s story, they can provide something far more personal than a Hallmark.
What Types Of Books Should The Guests Bring?
This part of the shower is entirely up to you. Some people opt for a specific theme such as nursery rhymes, or perhaps Little Golden Books. Another popular theme is Dr. Suess. If you decide to go with a theme, it might be a good idea to assign your guests a book to bring. While this can remove some of the personal touch, it can make things easier in the long run when you are not forced to run around to return the 10 copies of The Cat In The Hat that you end up with.
How Do I Ask The Guests To Bring A Book?
The invitations are the best place to make such a request. When you decide that you prefer the guests to bring a book along, it is best that you mention this as soon as possible. This is especially true for those baby showers where the guests can pick and choose what book that they want to give. This is a very personal approach and it is nice to ask the guests to put a little note in the front of the book explaining why they chose to give that particular book. Perhaps it is a story that they loved as a child, or perhaps there is a great message in the book that they feel is important to a child. Whatever the reason it is a wonderful way for the guests to give a bit of themselves in their book selection.