Thanks for all the help I think I'm good now.
The ladies at my church throw a shower for every mom. Normally the mom picks either a regular shower or a diaper wipes shower. I'm a FTM but I'm team green and hope to get a lot of gear used so I decided I wanted a diaper shower.
However, I also love the idea where each guest can bring a favorite children's book. Then I'm planning to have my mom photograph me with the giver and the book so that we can print the pictures and tape in the book the picture of me and the giver so we can show our children later in life our friends who helped start their library.
What I'm afraid of is that if we call it a "diaper and children's book shower" some people will skip giving the boring diapers and give a whole lot of books. And while I appreciate all gifts, diapers are a need, books are just a want. So...I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion how the invite could be worded to encourage people more towards giving ONE or no books, knowing of course that some people will still choose the multi-book route which is fine.
Normally the invites appear in the church bulletin like this:
"Baby Shower for Jane Jones from 2-4 pm at the home of Sarah Smith. Bring diapers & wipes and join us for fun and fellowship."
What if it said something like...
Edit: Ok, a friend suggested adding a sentence like: ?Please bring diapers and wipes
or if you like, bring a favorite new or used children's book to help build baby Z's library?
Is that better? There is no actual invite for the shower, they just add a little paragraph to the church bulletin.