7 Sample Dedication Messages to Beat Writer's Block

December 2, 2016
7 Sample Dedication Messages to Beat Writer's Block

Congratulations! You've picked out the perfect story for your little one. You've added their name and uploaded your favorite photo of them, and now there's only one step left: the dedication. This message is what transforms a unique gift into a keepsake your child will treasure forever. We know it's not always easy to think of what to say (we have trouble with it ourselves!), so we've put together this list of sample messages to help get you started.

To celebrate what makes your child special

Recommended read: Sesame Street: Just One You!


You're a one-of-a-kind kid! Your shining smile, your adorable giggle, your endless energy: there is no one like you in the whole world! Whenever you need a reminder of how amazing you are, just open this book and remember that we love you always.

Grandma and Grandpa

Sesame Street: Just One You!

To say "I love you"

Recommended read: Love Is All Around the World

Dear Emma,

I love you more than words can say, but I'm going to try anyway! Near or far, you're always in my heart because you make the world a brighter place just by being YOU. Sending all my kisses and hugs your way!


Love Is All Around the World

To boost their confidence

Recommended read: Curious George Curious You: On Your Way


You're such an incredible kid! You can do anything you set your mind to. Never stop reaching for your dreams, because even if you stumble along the way, we will be there to pick you up and cheer you on.

Your biggest fans,
Mom & Dad

Curious George Curious You On Your Way

To wish them a happy birthday

Recommended read: Happy Birthday to You


I can't believe you're another year older already! You've grown into such a sweet, curious little kid and I've loved watching every moment. I can't wait to see what this next year brings you. Happy 4th birthday!

Aunt Claire

Happy Birthday to You!

To send them off to sleep

Suggested book: Good Night to You

Dear Jacob,

The sun has gone to bed and now it's your turn! Snuggle under the covers with this book and I'll meet you in Dreamland. Good night, sleepyhead!


To encourage discovery & adventure

Recommended read: National Geographic Little Kids Book of Space


I'm so proud of you. Keep questioning, learning, and discovering. It's a great big world out there—go explore!

Uncle Will

National Geographic Little Kids Book of Space

To wish them a merry Christmas

Recommended read: 'Twas the Night before Christmas on Sesame Street


Even though we're miles apart, we're sending all our love this Christmas. Hope your day is merry and bright!

Peace, Joy, and Love,
The Parkers

Twas the Night before Christmas on Sesame Street

Plus, find more ideas for dedication messages here, or check out our favorite messages for new babies, baptisms, and more here.

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