A baby shower card which plays the cries of a newborn baby for more than three hours and can’t be silenced is soon to be available at a news agency near you.

The very unassuming and normal looking card is the brainchild of pranksters Travis and Nick Peterson.  The card is a very real reminder to upcoming parents of the potential challenge before them, with the incessant wailing of a newborn lasting more than 180 minutes.

On the outside, the prank product looks just like an ordinary white greeting card, with a photograph of a cute sleeping infant and the words ‘A baby is God’s sweetest gift’ in calligraphy.

However, a tongue-in-cheek message inside the card reads ‘the gift that keeps on giving’.  This card literally doesn’t stop crying even if the card is ripped or crushed.

President of Joker Greeting, Travis Peterson, who lives in Orange County, was inspired to create this card by his experiences with his own child as a baby.

Mr Peterson said: “I have a three year-old and a baby due in February. I am familiar with this sort of noise.  This was one of our first ideas once the birthday card was successful. We figured it was a great way to say: “welcome to parenthood”.

“We haven’t yet shipped any of these cards, but I know this Baby Shower card will be a hit. It strikes a very particular and personal nerve – and yet it is still funny.”

He added:

‘The Joker Baby Shower card is a follow-up to our amazing Joker Birthday card which continues to be successful.  I love hearing stories and feedback about how people suffered for six hours listening to the cards or how they decided to finally destroy the card. It’s great.”


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  • Lol, I think if someone had given me this I wouldn’t ever had kids.


  • Pretty funny for everyone but the hapless recipient…


  • Best prank card for new parents!


  • What will they think of next, ha! Different.. I guess you could put it in a cupboard or something if it became too bothersome. The card I mean..


  • Can you imagine if these were for sale at your local newsagent? I expect there would be a percentage that couldn’t help but to ‘try before you buy’. I can see the humour in it but I couldn’t bring myself to gift it to someone.


  • This sounds funny but I don’t think I’d have it in me to actually give it to someone.


  • I would not give this card to anyone – what a horrible thing to do to someone.


  • Oh my! I wouldn’t like to receive such a card!! :D


  • I don’t think i’d give this to anyone, it’s a bit weird lol


  • lol what a great card! – it could be a cute way to make the announcement to family and they might rethink giving your children noisy toys!


  • Not something I would give anyone!

    • lol that is what i was thinking. it is mean. lol


  • I don’t know if they are still around. Friends of ours had a special needs 16 year old girl, I think she took it home from school. it was a doll (newborn size and needs) with batteries in it. She had to give it a bottle, change its nappy and of course if it cried to had to check it and do whatever was needed. She stayed with us overnight while she had it, didn’t get up to it when it cried – she had to do it herself——took her time—we think she thought we would attend to it feed it overnight etc—-and it nearly drove us mad. To my knowledge she doesn’t have any children she realised she probably wouldn’t cope. A few years later I saw her and she said if she had one and couldn’t cope the grandparents realised they would have to help.


  • This would drive me bananas… don’t know if I dislike any of my friends enough to inflict this on them.


  • ha ha lol! i don’t know if i could be that mean but it would be fun trying to find a way to stop it. lol :)


  • A unique and interesting concept for a card!


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