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7 Sample Dedication Messages to Beat Writer's Block

December 2, 2016 114303 Views

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

Suggested book, 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"

Suggested book, 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

Suggested book, 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

Suggested book, 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!


Good Night to You

To encourage discovery & adventure

Suggested book, 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

Suggested book, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas


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

Whether you want to capture a special moment in your child's life, find a new way to tell them "I love you," or just bring a smile to their face, the dedication is your chance to share words from the heart. Make the most of it!

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