Thursday, June 5, 2014

LONG DISTANCE BABY SHOWER

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the “long distance baby shower” that I mentioned a couple post back so I decided I would further explain it! It’s something that could either be a total fail and only my grandma will send me something, or turn out to be a huge success (I’m hoping) just as if I were to have a physical baby shower!

First off we live in North Carolina, we are stationed here for the army-so military families especially I personally think this is perfect! All of our friends and family are on the west coast so very far from home!

I went back and forth on if I actually wanted to go through with this idea, I was worried people would think it was tacky for me to basically send out “invites” purely asking for gifts! But when I thought more about it-is a physical baby shower much different? Sure it’s a time you get to get together with family and friends, chat and eat finger foods-but the main idea behind it is to help the mamma-to-be get ready for her upcoming baby-which is the same main idea behind mine! I decided to push my hesitation to the side and give it a shot! If people send something-SO great and I am SO grateful! If not-totally cool, not offended, still love you! I gave my mom the go-ahead to send the “invites” out and we will see how this goes!


The poem reads:

"It's hard to live so far away
When a baby girl is on the way! 
Family and friends spread far and wide
Would love to be there by her side.
But since we can't be there, I say,
Let's do our best to make Whitney's Day.
Send your gifts and cards by mail
And she'll feel our love without fail" 


Here in North Carolina I do have maybe a handful of lady friends-okay maybe like 2- but I’m getting there- and my best friend is coming out to visit me in July so there will be a very teeny tiny get together with those 3 friends that we will eat finger foods and that’s when I’ll open all the gifts that are sent to me- so I still get a tiny bit of the feel as a physical baby shower!


Anyways-I hope this answers those questions some of you had & spread the idea to other military families-I think it’s perfect!

Ps: sorry my blog looks kinda funky-something weird happened with my template- and since I'm new to this and not tech-savvy, still trying to fix it! 

Cards designed by PrintsForEvents on Etsy-she was so great and helpful!

10 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I have a group of friends that is scattered throughout the US, and they are throwing me a Skype shower :)

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  2. Cuuutest invites. Okay seriously send me your address on Facebook I wanna send something!

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  3. Love that little poem! We did something similar with my second since we were stationed in NC and have family all over. It was a success except nothing was actually there on the date of the shower.

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  4. Your poem melted my heart, Whitney. I can only imagine how disappointing it was to be away from your family and friends on a special occasion. However, it’s great to know that you never forgot to make an invitation for a baby shower, even if you knew they can’t be with you personally. I hope you had a lively baby shower, amidst the few friends you have there. All the best to you!

    Faye Fowler @ Master Copy Print

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  5. How did this work out for you?? We are also military (Navy), living in Hawaii, and are thinking about doing the same thing..

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  6. These invites are darling! Is the poem copyrighted or could I use it for my own virtual shower invite?

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  7. These invites are darling! Is the poem copyrighted or could I use it for my own virtual shower invite?

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  8. This is very useful information on baby shower party. Couple of months ago, I arranged my niece’s baby shower party at one of lovely NYC venues. Invited all my family and friends for this event and we all enjoyed this party.

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  9. Do you have an invite for a baby boy?

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  10. Do you have an invite for a baby boy?

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