Thanks to Bridgette for this guest post
That long awaited event has arrived, the birth of a new life. Part of the joy in celebrating this new addition to your family is the sharing of bundle of joy with family and friends. Birth announcements are a perfect way to share your joyous event with the world. Of course you will definitely want to include grandparents, aunts, uncles and your circle of friends. There really isn’t a written set of etiquette standards about exactly who you should inform of your child’s birth. However, it is a good rule to include everyone who has been invited to your baby shower, and also immediate family members. After all they’ve been patiently waiting to meet your bundle of joy too.
Birth announcements have come a long way in recent years. No longer are new parents trapped into sending out old fashioned drab birth announcements with an unflattering hospital stock photo inserted. Designing an original birth announcement for your baby can take on endless creative possibilities. Many parents are having their newborns professionally photographed within days of their birth and incorporating those images into the design of their birth announcement. Older siblings are getting into the act also and being included in announcement photos.
Many parents are opting to forgo traditional vital statistics in their announcements such as the baby’s weight, length and time of birth. Moreover they are choosing to focus on the artistic styling of the announcements. After all, as long as the baby is happy and healthy, all that other information really isn’t relevant. Creating a beautiful canvas for the announcement has become more important. Font colors and sizes can be customized to flatter the background and portrait, giving announcements a professional polished look. Birth announcements can truly become a treasured keepsake, many recipients have even framed theirs and put them on display in their homes, to cherish for years to come.