Your precious lil’ bundle has finally arrived after nine long months of waiting to see that tiny face and no matter how bleary eyed you are, you just can’t stop smiling! Birth announcement cards are the perfect way to let your close family and friends know of the arrival of your little one, while giving them a keepsake that will look lovely on a proud aunt or uncle’s refrigerator door.
When you’re knee deep in poopy diapers and spit up, the thought of choosing a birth announcement card may seem like a waste of precious time. A quick email with a few stats and pictures may seem like a tempting alternative, but sacrificing a bit of time will give you a truly memorable birth announcement that’ll make a great addition for your child’s baby book and will be treasured by loved ones.
Birth announcement cards are available in a variety of unique styles and colours to suit the birth of a boy, girl, twins or even triplets. Pick a style that captures what you expect your lil one’s personality to be or even something that reflects your own personality, after all she’s half you! ;)
For an elegant and no-fuss look, opt for pastel hues and a script font in your birth announcement card. Solid colours, stripes or a border of gingham are great ways to build a clean looking birth announcement.
If something a little more casual and fun is more your style, use bright colours or patterns for the background and incorporate elements like hearts or stars to vamp up the birth announcement. Try to keep things simple though and don’t go overboard with the elements or the birth announcement may end up looking a bit tacky, instead of fun.
Custom birth announcements allow you to personalise a birth announcement by including a picture of your baby. Generally when a photograph is being included, the wording of the birth announcement should be short and sweet so that the picture is the main focus.
Wording for birth announcement invitations usually includes the baby’ name, names of the parents and birth statistics such as the date & time of your baby’s birth, as well as his weight and length. Try to keep things short and sweet, but go ahead and personalise your card by getting a bit creative with a clever phrase like “The bun it out of the oven” or a short fun verse if you’re feeling upto it!
Birth announcements should ideally be sent out within the first month of having your baby. Most new mums recommend getting a head start by selecting birth announcements in the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Short list some design styles, select a local or online printer to work with and compile your address list or pre-address envelopes. Anything that’ll help you save time once the baby arrives is a good way to go!