Friday, March 1, 2013

Birth Announcements: Finding the Perfect Words

When it comes to Birth Announcements, we understand how important it is to get everything just right. This is your baby’s introduction to the world, after all! Of course, you want the announcement to suit the personality and style of your family, so there are lots of different ways to word the welcoming of your little one into the world.

The announcement:

Of course, there are the tried and true classics:
  • We are thrilled to announce the birth of (name)
  • Announcing our new addition... (name!)
  • Joyfully welcoming (name)
  • We proudly welcome (name)
  • It is with great amazement and joy that we welcome (name)

Or you can be a little more playful with it:
  • And then there were three!
  • Hello, baby! Goodbye, sleep.
  • Our little package has arrived!
  • There’s a new little man/lovely lady in town.
  • No more silent nights. (Perfect for a holiday baby!)
  • You might not know me, but I’m (name)
  • We’re proud to announce the arrival
    of our dapper little man / fabulous little lady.
  • Look who’s here!
  • There’s a new leaf on our family tree!
  • Dollies and hair bows and skirts that twirl,
    we’re proud to welcome our new baby girl.
  • Our family announces another few ounces!

But say you want to announce an adoption:
  • We welcome with joy (name)
  • Our bundle of joy has arrived!
  • We are proud to introduce our adopted son/daughter (name)
  • Love, joy and wonderful dreams,
    all the sweet things a child brings!
  • There’s a new little man/lovely lady in town.
  • Look who’s here!

Or you’re going to be blessed more than once:
  • We've been blessed…Twice!
  • Twins are twice as nice!
  • Yesterday, two…Today, five!
  • Double the trouble.
  • Twenty fingers, twenty toes,
    plenty of work, heaven knows!
  • Chubby cheeks and bouncing curls,
    say hello to our new baby girls!

And for the quote lovers:
  • “Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    – Winnie the Pooh
  • “I’ll eat you up I love you so.”
    – Maurice Sendak
  • “Every child begins the world again.”
    – Henry David Thoreau
  • “And though she but little, she is fierce.”
    – Shakespeare
  • “... and she loved a boy very, very much-- even more than she loved herself.”
    – Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
  • “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.”
    – Winnie the Pooh
  • “If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.”
    – Maya Angelou

What's in a name?

Whether you’ve chosen to keep it a secret or have already revealed it, the most important part of a Birth Announcement is your baby’s name. This is the part of the announcement that you want to draw the most attention to, by choosing a different font, or making the font larger. The baby’s first and middle names are sort of a given on birth announcements, but if you already know that your child will have a nickname, or will go by something else, it can always be fun to include that as well (for example, Antoinette Nicole, “Toni” or “Theodore James, better known as Elizabeth's little brother ‘TJ’").

As for the details:

It is traditional to give certain details of the baby's birth on the announcement. You can include all of these, only a few, or more-whatever you want to share with others. The common details included on an announcement are the date and time of the birth, the birth weight and length, and the location of the birth. For example:

Samuel Ryan
Born November 1st at 5:25 p.m.
7 pounds, 6 ounces, 20 inches long
Denver, Colorado

Finally, don’t forget yourself! You’re the one with the big announcement, so make sure that you and your partner, and even older siblings are included too. It’s a family affair!

Have any other cute announcement suggestions? We’d love to hear them!

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