Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Quick Question

OK, I am throwing a baby shower for a friend in October and have a question for all you wise bloggers out there. We all know cards are nice but starting a book collection for the first baby is even better so any ideas on how I could word that on an invite? Maybe you have been to a shower where they have done that and you have suggestions. I will be ordering the invites home made from a girl on in a couple weeks so get those ideas coming. I don't know about you but I would much rather buy a book for a baby than a card. You can always write something in the book to the baby or parents. I know our girls library is one of their most cherished treasures. Thanks for the help. :)


Jessica said...

I love doing that! I did it for Jolene when she had Christian... I put a poem in the invitation (that I still happen to have saved on my computer):

A card is nice, its sentiment sweet, But a book will keep baby Christian on his feet.
For years to come, baby will read,
Longing for stories will never be a need.
A shelf full of wisdom for all to give, For baby to keep as long as he shall live. Filling the shelf should not be hard,
If you would please sign a book instead of a card.

Diana said...

A poem is a great idea. Here's another one I found:

I want to be a bright child
As smart as I can be.
That is why I'm hoping
My mom will read to me.
If you plan to bring a card
Please take another look,
I would like to learn my ABC's
From your favorite storybook.
Please sign your name
As your personal touch.
Baby ________ thanks you
Very, very much

Eileen said...

Cool idea! But, I'm not a poet, and I know it!