A baby announcement can be done through a simple group text message, an online post or a formal printed card. In a BabyCenter survey, 72 percent of parents said they used Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites to spread the news about their baby's birth. Parents can also take a creative approach with candy announcements or a baby blog dedicated to the special newborn.Know More
A basic announcement typically shares the baby's full name, parents' names, baby's sex, birth date, weight and height. Some families incorporate the names of older siblings. Whether sent electronically or by mail, baby announcements often include charming photos depicting the newborn's first days. Announcements are typically sent out within six months of the baby's birth, and formal mailings can be reserved for relatives, close friends and colleagues.
Announcement wording and layout vary based on personal style. Conservative parents may prefer a traditional opening, such as, "We proudly welcome Jane Doe." Parents who enjoy funny or cute styles can use playfully theme announcements, such as sweet treats with custom wrappers announcing the date the bundle of joy was "baked," BabyCenter states.
As family dynamics evolve, baby announcements are increasingly adapted for specific scenarios. For example, Hallmark recommends announcing an infant adoption as an "arrival."Learn more about Babies & Toddlers
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