Baby and Wedding Showers
If you are hosting a bridal or baby shower and are stumped about what to give guests as favors, consider using one of these seed packet templates to produce a cute or elegant token. Change the colors to coordinate with the shower's theme or the wedding color scheme if you choose and personalize the sample names with those of the bride and groom, baby or mother-to-be.
The little envelopes don't need to be complex to be charming. For example, the first baby shower option features a simple childlike flower with the baby's name and the words "Baby Shower" as a WordArt image at the top of the front. You can edit this or any WordArt object by clicking on it. In Publisher 2003 or 2007, click Edit Text on the WordArt toolbar. In Publisher 2010, the Edit Text option is in the Text group on the WordArt Tools Format tab that appears when you select a WordArt object. Beneath the flower is a text box with a note that says, "Thank you for helping us welcome our new little sprout." Another text box on the back of the packet lets you provide a description and instructions on planting the seeds.
The second baby shower option features a cute watermelon design on the front. A WordArt object displays the name of the mama in waiting in watermelon pink and green. A poem beneath the picture reads, "Plant these in your garden. They will grow and grow and grow! Just look at Julie’s belly…She swallowed one, you know!" A text box on the back of the packet lets you provide a description and instructions on planting the seeds.
You don't need a baby to use these favors, though. They make wonderful wedding shower or reception gifts as well. The butterfly design can be customized to coordinate with a weddings colors. Each dual-toned butterfly is made up of two separate images. Simply click on each part one at a time and color them in the hues the bride has chosen. Customize the decorative text box on the front with the couple's names and their wedding date.
Flowers play a major role in most weddings, which makes flower seeds and the bouquet design packet ideal for bridal favors. WordArt objects colored to match the bouquet display the first names of the bride and groom along with the date of their "I do's." A text box on the back of the packet lets you provide a description and instructions on planting the seeds.