Birth Announcements

When your new baby arrives you can bet that you are going to want to tell the whole world about it! But how do you let everybody know? Baby announcements are a beautiful and fun way to tell all your family and friends about your new bundle of joy.

Ready Made
Any card store or stationary store will have ready-made baby announcements for you to celebrate your baby’s birth. These ready-made, fill-in birth announcements come in a huge range of colors and styles, so there is bound to be one that you love. But if you find the idea of mass produced baby announcements a little uninspiring, don’t worry. You can always customize your birth announcements!

These days, a variety of stationary stores and websites exist to help you add that extra bit of flare to your birth announcements. They will help you to develop customize birth announcements that reflect you and your baby’s style. You can choose from existing card templates or try designing your own – you can customize both the images and the wording of your announcement!

Companies offer all the standard designs, including teddy bears and baby rattles, but they also offer more unique choices. Maybe you want your baby announcements to look just like the cover of Time magazine, with your baby showcased on the front.

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Do It Yourself Birth Announcements
If you really want your baby announcements to have that personal touch, try designing the card yourself. This can be a great project to start on during your maternity leave or when you are waiting for labor to kick in. All you have to do is choose a theme and run with it. You can use ribbons, stamps, flowers and pretty much anything else to spice that announcement up!

But you don’t have to stop there! Decide on the wording of your personalized baby announcements and address the envelopes. That way, your partner just has to fill in the baby’s information on the announcements and mail them off, while you can get some rest!

If arts and crafts aren’t your forte, try making birth announcements on your computer. Using the computer can save you a lot of time and energy, but it will also give you a great looking announcement. Plus, these are printable birth announcements, so you can create as many as you need! If you have a digital camera or photo scanner, you can leave some extra space on your cards so that you can add a picture of baby in later. Photo baby announcements add that extra special touch.

What to Consider
Before you rush off to buy arts and craft supplies, there are two important things that you might want to consider.

Firstly, think about when you want to send these birth announcements out. If you want to include a picture of baby but don’t have a digital camera, you have to wait to get your photos developed before you can send your announcements out. Also, don’t count on getting announcements done after the baby has arrived. You will be pretty busy after baby’s birth so you might not have time to create birth announcements.

You should also think about how much you want to spend on your birth announcements. Everyone’s budget is different and you can decide just how much you want to spend. The most inexpensive birth announcements are usually the ones you make yourself, although it depends on what kind of supplies you are planning on buying. Price will also depend on how many announcements you plan to send out.

If you are planning on customizing your own announcement through a stationary store or website, you might actually save money by buying in bulk. You will probably have to commit to buying at least 25 cards, which could cost you anywhere from $40 to $80. But if you buy 100 cards, you will probably only end up spending about twice this price.

How to Make It Special
Here are a few ways to make your baby’s birth announcement extra-special!

  • Create A Website: If you are eager to get your birth announcement out to all of your friends and relatives, try creating your own website. This will allow you family to learn of your baby’s birth within hours of labor! Making a web birth announcement is also a great way to let faraway family members get in on the action. You might even decide to keep the website going as your child grows up. There are a variety of sites on the web that will let you create your own site for free.

  • Trading Cards: If you are a big sports fan than you might want to consider creating a trading card just for your little one. Just put a photo of your newborn on the front and you can enter all those vital "stats," like birth date and birth weight on the back of the card. You can do it yourself with some postcard paper or even get them professionally done.

  • Sweets: Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of you sweetheart than with sweets? Probably not! Numerous candy stores will make special labels for chocolate bars and lollipops that announce the birth of your child. Major chocolate manufacturers, including Hershey’s, can also print customized birth announcement candy bars.

  • Themes: Themes are a great way to make your birth announcement even more special. If your baby is born around a holiday, try holiday birth announcements. If you are a big fan of music, you could add special musical touches to your announcements!

    Don’t Forget!
    Once your announcements are completed you can send them off to family and friends, but don’t forget to keep one for yourself! Have it framed and put it in baby’s room - it will make a wonderful keepsake!

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