A baby shower is a really special event that is often held for expectant mothers. The purpose of these showers is so that the mom, and dad to be can get some of the basic supplies that they need and to receive kind thoughts, and words from friends and families. The baby shower message box is a great way for each of the guests to leave a happy thought for the mommy to be. Below you will find simple instructions on how you can make your own unique baby shower message box.
The first thing you will need is a simple plastic box with a lid. You can find this type of box at your local dollar store, or Wal-Mart and Target. Once you have your box you will want to decorate it so that it matches the theme of the baby shower. Instead of using paper to wrap the box, I have often found it to be nice to use a few large sized baby bibs. The baby bibs can be wrapped around the box, and tightly secured to it. You can tape down the edges of the bibs inside of the box. Just pull the bibs so that they are flat and smooth. Then use strong clear tape to secure it. Packing tape works well for this, and is still say to remove. You can also cover the top with the bibs. Just over lap the bibs so that the entire box is covered. At the baby shower you can set up the box on a table, and put a sign in front of it that says leave a message for the baby.
Next to the box you can have a stack of index cars, a pen and a stack of small envelopes. Each guest can write a message on the cards, place the cards in the envelope and seal it. Make sure that each guest signs their name to the index card under their message. These will make nice keepsakes that the parents can take home, and place in a photo album book. At the end of the baby shower, you can pack up the box and give it to the parents. They can take it home and open all of the cards when they want and read the messages that were written to their little one. Having done this myself I can say that it really is a special gift and will touch the heart of the parents. Having a special message from each person really means a lot to the expectant mom.