Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Unique Baby Shower Idea

In a recent baby shower invitation we received, 
the expectant couple had a unique idea: 
they asked for children’s books in lieu of baby cards. 

How cool is that—especially for book lovers like us! 

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I’m challenged to select
between a favorite from my own childhood,
Caps for Sale,

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or one of my kids’ favorites like
Where the Wild Things Are 

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Or I could support a writer friend,
Michelle Medlock Adams
by buying a copy of her
delightful book,
Counting Cows
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I also thought it would be fun 
to give a children’s picture Bible 
in a modern translation. 

What do you think of this unique idea for a baby shower?

What were some of your favorite books when you were a child? 

What book would you bring to this baby shower? 


  1. Hi Jeanette! I know that I am really heartened by the love young mom's and dad's have for reading. Some of the best times I had with my own mom were when we would tuck in beside her to hear a story.
    I gave 'Pat the Bunny' to my one year old granddaughter, and my daughter said she LOVED it. Nothing like the classics! I can't wait to introduce The Story of Ferdinand, we loved that as kids. Good Night Moon is another great one.
    Hope you had a great time at your party!

  2. Jeanette: This is a wonderful idea. I would take a copy of one of the Golden Books, probably "The Three Little Kittens." To this shower, I might take "Three Billy Goats Gruff." A friend had me order it online for her to send to two of her great grandsons. The artwork is fabulous.

  3. Probably a Babar or Madeline book....or maybe Dr Seuss. Oh, and how about Peter Rabbit thrown in?!?

  4. I love that idea. Cards are as much as books these days and get thrown out often! Much better for the environment and for the long term!


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