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Tips on Writing in a Maternity Leaving Card - 2023

Mattheu McBarnett

April 15, 2023 · 4 min read

There's nothing quite like the joy and anticipation of welcoming a new baby into the world.

As new parents embark on this incredible journey, emotions run high, especially for the mom-to-be as she prepares for a life-changing chapter.

As a co-worker, your support and encouragement mean the world during this time. A simple yet meaningful way to show you care is by penning a heartfelt message in a maternity leave card.

Dive into this blog post for inspiring ideas on crafting the perfect message for a maternity leave card that will warm their hearts!

Simple & Heartfelt Message Ideas

  • Wishing your family endless joy with the arrival of your little one.
  • Embrace your exciting new journey into parenthood—there's no greater adventure!
  • May your growing family be showered with love and happiness.
  • You're destined to be incredible parents. Cheers to the newest addition to your family!
  • We can't wait to meet the newest blessing in your life.
  • Sending prayers for love, joy, and favor upon your expanding family.
  • Your precious baby is perfect in every way—congratulations!
  • You both possess the love and courage needed to welcome a new life. Celebrate your adorable baby!

Light-hearted & Funny Message Ideas

  • You've gone from a charming couple to an adorable trio—congrats!
  • I'm eagerly awaiting the adorable baby pictures that will soon fill my feed.
  • Time to perfect your new favorite phrase: "Because I said so."
  • Thanks for having a baby I can cuddle and return when the tears start flowing!
  • Prepare for even cuter selfies with the arrival of your little one.
  • Twins mean twice the smiles and double the love. Wishing endless happiness to your beautiful family.
  • Welcome to the thrilling roller coaster of parenthood—enjoy every twist and turn!
  • Congrats on your little CEO's arrival!
  • With parents like you, your baby is bound to be extraordinary. Cheers to the newest member of your squad!

Congratulate the New Mom

Begin by extending your warmest congratulations to the soon-to-be mom.

Share in her excitement and express your joy for her expanding family. Convey your genuine happiness for the arrival of her little one.

Maintain a friendly and upbeat tone, ensuring that your message comes across as heartfelt and sincere, rather than a mere formality.

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Leaving a quote or poem

Incorporating quotes and poems into your maternity leave card can add a touch of eloquence and inspiration to your message.

These literary additions not only help to express your emotions and well-wishes but also provide a lasting source of encouragement and wisdom for the mom-to-be.


Here are some examples of quotes and poems to include in a maternity leave card:

  • "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." - Carl Sandburg
  • "Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God." - Barretto
  • "The moment a child is born, the mother is also born." - Rajneesh
  • "A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty." - Unknown
  • "Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth." - Roland Leonhardt
  • "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone


  • "A Cradle Song" by William Blake Sweet dreams, form a shade O'er my lovely infant's head! Sweet dreams of pleasant streams By happy, silent, moony beams!

Sweet Sleep, with soft down Weave thy brows an infant crown. Sweet Sleep, angel mild, Hover o'er my happy child!

  • "Babies" by Carl Sandburg Babies are The tiniest things A cloud hands By a string, A whisper of stardust On butterfly wings, A poem Even God can't forget to sing.

Picking the right card

The presentation and delivery of your maternity leave card play a crucial role in making the message even more special and memorable.

When choosing the right card or stationery, consider the mum-to-be's personal style, preferences, and interests. A card that reflects her personality will demonstrate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

Handwriting your message is a personal touch that can go a long way in conveying your sincerity and warmth. Although typed messages can still be heartfelt, handwritten notes often carry more emotional weight and create a deeper connection. Remember to use legible and neat handwriting, ensuring that your message is easy for the recipient to read and cherish.

Small gift

In addition to the card itself, consider incorporating a small gift or keepsake to accompany your message. This thoughtful gesture could be something as simple as a gift card for a relaxing spa day, a cozy blanket for the mom-to-be, or even a hand-knit baby bootie. The extra effort you put into selecting a meaningful token will further emphasize your support and care during this significant life event.


Lastly, think about the timing and method of delivery. Hand-delivering the card and gift, if possible, can provide an opportunity for a personal conversation and a chance to express your well-wishes face-to-face.

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