Congratulations! Your little beauty has arrived and, of course, you want to tell the world. Well, at least the friends and family that really matter. But no judgment here if you want to shout about your miracle from the rooftops, too, because this is huge!
As this is one of the most significant moments in your life, you’ll want to make the announcement in a particularly cute and clever way. Here are some of our favorites.
The Mommy and Me shirts at the Spunky Stork are so adorable, you’ll have a hard time picking just one set. You might just have to do a full-blown photoshoot and send out a collage of the best results. Some of them could also be worn by Dad, too. There’s no reason he can’t get in on this, too, if he’d like to be in the picture.
At Spunky Stork, you can get matching shirts for Mom and Dad, and then a super-cute onesie that goes with the theme of your announcement.
For instance, I’d love to see both parents wearing the “And I think to myself’ shirts, with Baby in a onesie that reads “What a wonderful world” bodysuit.
Take a picture of you cuddled up together and send your announcements out to the world.
If this child is a rainbow baby, the Fairytale collection is lovely. The adult tee reads, “Once Upon a Time,” with the onesie featuring, “Happily Ever After.”
Another option is these lovely, wooden birth announcement signs from Sandstone Avenue. Take your pick of ones that just highlight the name, or ones that do so with a cute saying, or others that declare the height and weight.
What I love about these signs is that they make a lovely memento. They can be hung on your baby’s nursery door or placed in their room as a decoration. Eventually, you could even glue them to the cover of a photo album.
Since Anne Geddes started shooting photos of children dressed in garden-type themes, we’ve seen a lot of infants dressed as fruit, ladybugs, a pea in a pod, and other magical, naturesque costumes or environments. Ms. Geddes’ pictures were hugely popular, and they still influence baby photoshoots today.
(Despite knowing the facts of life when we grow up, perhaps there is a part of us that still likes the “we found him under a cabbage in the garden” myth.)
Let your creativity take over. You can base your photo on Anne Geddes’ style, or come up with your own ideas.
How good are your photoshop skills? Perhaps you could place your child in a favorite Impressionist painting--or perhaps any painting that's baby appropriate. Or you could also base your photoshop efforts on your little one’s expression.
For instance, if your child is beaming, perhaps go for a sunshine--or son shine--theme.
Have fun, but don’t exhaust yourself too much. Remember, you’re already going on without sufficient sleep. It’s a new parent thing.
Whatever way you choose to announce your baby’s birth, I’m sure it will be fabulous. And once again, congratulations! Wishing you the best of happiness with your new lovely child.