One of the most exciting moments of your pregnancy will be the birth announcement. It’s time to share the birth of your baby with friends and family! After all the preparation, your little bundle of joy is finally here. And you can’t wait to tell everyone.
But surely you don’t want to just send an email or post an update on your Facebook. Why not get creative and have some fun while you’re at it? Keep reading for a list of fun ways on announcing the birth of your child to everyone you know!
Don’t Forget to Add
The first few days after your baby’s birth can be stressful and tiring. So you’re more likely to make mistakes. It’s not uncommon to find birth announcements which don’t even have the baby’s name!
Here are some things you should make sure are in your announcement, no matter how fun or plain it is. Things like:
- Baby’s name
- The date and time of birth
- Where it happened – not the hospital’s name but a general location like the city
- Size and weight of the baby, if you’re so inclined to share
- Names of the parents
Fun and Creative Birth Announcements
Source: This Little Street
Straight from the Baby’s Mouth
How about announcing the birth of the baby in their own words? Start off with a quick hello and let the baby announce themselves! Here’s a quick example:
‘Hello, my name is Cody! I came squealing into the world on Feb 24 in Atlanta. I make my parents so happy and proud. I’m 20 inches tall and a hefty 8 pounds! I can’t wait to meet everyone, so drop in anytime on Mar 3 to meet me.’
Use Props from around the House
There is no need to run to the store and buy quirky and cute items for the birth announcement. Gather some items you have around the house like a tape measure, a clock, a scale, and a stuffed toy to pose your baby with. Take an Instagram worthy picture and off you go!
The Chalkboard Announcement
This is a popular way to announce the arrival of the baby. Pose your child on a whiteboard or chalkboard and write out all the relevant information. Another benefit to this type of announcement is that you can use the same/similar boards for periodic updates! It helps you keep a record of the baby’s vitals as well.
The Special Delivery Announcement
What better way to announce the stork’s unique delivery than with a cardboard box and packing peanuts? Include an ‘instruction manual’ for the baby and you have a super fun announcement on your hands. You can even get personal with your announcement, especially for close family and friends. Create a custom announcement box filled with goodies like a baby picture, a postcard with details, candy, flowers etc. You can even include personalized keepsakes like a custom cup or frame with baby’s name on it.
Create your own Comic, Book or Newspaper
If you love comic books, go all out with your own baby superhero comic. Show off your adorable baby with multiple pictures and all the important stuff. Another option is to pose your baby with the day’s local paper. Never forget the headlines when your baby arrived. Some parents even print out a fake paper with the baby’s birth making headlines!
A great option if your family loves reading is to announce the latest bookworm with a pile of books. Or create your own hardback novel cover with your baby’s photo front and center. The possibilities are endless!
The Mugshot Announcement
Source: My Spoiled Eggs
How about a mugshot of your little fugitive instead of the usual cute baby photos? Invent fake charges and include family details. All you need is a small chalkboard with birth date, time, and location. Dress your baby up in a striped onesie and go to town!
The Multi-Generational Announcement
Why not include the entire family in the birth announcement? Pose your baby’s hands with yours, their older siblings and the grandparents. It’s very cute and a reminder of how small your darling used to be! Use some additional props like ribbons, teddy bears, balloons to art it up for an Instagram worthy photo.
The Crafty Announcement
If you’re handy with arts and crafts, here’s a chance to showcase those skills. Create your own needlepoint or cross-stitch announcement with some cute baby animals and add the birth details. A great personalized alternative is to make your own card with pictures, ribbon, and colorful accents.
If you have woodworking skills, how about making your own custom blocks? Get creative and you’ll be surprised at what you can make. You don’t have to buy expensive stuff to make a fun birth announcement.
There you have it. What other ways can you think of to announce the birth of your child?