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Birth Announcement Ideas

There are two main challenges with sharing the exciting news-

  1. You and your husband will likely be extremely exhausted after giving birth
  2. You will both be busy taking care of the baby (and any other kids you may have)

There are a couple of ways to tell everyone the news-

  • send out birth announcements
  • call everyone and tell them personally
  • leave each person a recorded message
  • some combination of these three

Everyone has a different idea of what birth announcements should look like these days. There are a lot of ways to do them.

  • Take a picture of the baby wearing a shirt which you have written the birth information.
  • Take several pictures of the newborn and create a collage. Add the birth information, print it off and mail it to people you know.
  • Use a professional to create the announcement for you. Try to look for discount coupons as this could be an expensive option, but it will likely look the best.
  • Scrapbook a picture of the baby (or include a picture of the baby separately) and write out the details of the birth of the baby.

Birth announcements should at least contain the following information:

  • baby's full name
  • baby's birth date and time
  • baby's birth weight and height
  • baby's parent's names and other sibling's names

If you are planning on mailing out announcements, it will be easiest to print off address labels before the baby arrives. Once the baby comes, you will need to get as much sleep as you can and having the labels ready to go will be one less thing to worry about. You can even stick them on to the envelopes you will be using in advance, too.

In addition to mailing out birth announcements to let people know the good news, you can also call special people from the hospital or when you get home from the hospital. Make sure your cell phone has full batteries when you arrive at the hospital, or bring a phone charger. Make sure you have phone numbers with you, too.

You should try to keep the phone conversations as short as possible because you will need to recover from the delivery. Here is some information that people will want to know about the baby-

  • What you named him or her (or if you have given him or her a name, yet)
  • What time and what day he or she was born
  • How long you were in labor for
  • How much did the baby weigh
  • How tall was the baby at birth
  • How was the overall experience
  • Were there any complications

A new way to let people know about the birth of your baby is to leave a message with a company right after the baby is born. They will call everyone on your list and play the message for them. That way you can get as much rest as possible, and people will still know about the birth. You give them the list of phone numbers before the delivery. Most of these companies are quite inexpensive to use.

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