Design your own birth announcement card that your family will love. Here’s how!
Births are one of the happiest times for a family. The entire family gets together to celebrate the bundle of joy’s arrival. This is also a great time for the family to announce this joyful event using a birth announcement card. There are hundreds of unique ways parents have customized these cards to personalize them. Make the most of this time as soon enough you’ll be making their first birthday invitations.
However, the child’s birth is an expensive endeavor on its own. Without careful budgeting, there might be more problems soon. Hence, here are a few ways to create birth announcement cards without breaking the bank:
There are countless photo editing softwares online that use an online birth announcement template customizable to your taste. Play around with these templates during your last days of pregnancy to come up with a design you like.
These templates come in a huge range from simple to intricate in almost all shades of color. Some of the most popular shades for baby announcement cards are light pastels of all colors. Mix and match and make use of stickers to create an announcement you like. If you want to include a picture, you can make the rest of the card in advance and add a picture when your baby is born.
Digitalise the Invites
Use the pandemic as an excuse and send your invites by text or email. Create a graphic design online on editing websites such as Canva and send it to all your contacts. This makes your task ten times easier as you would already be busy with the baby’s arrival. This also eliminates the chances of missing out on a person you meant to send the card to. You can also cut back on printing and mailing costs this way.
Use Online Services
Since we’re still on the digital page, countless websites are dedicated to designing and sending these cards to people. While this might end up being slightly costlier, it is totally worth it when it comes to saving time. They’ll design a highly sophisticated card with all the necessary information and mail it to everyone you want to send it to. You are spared the hassle of printing and organizing the mail.
If designing is not your forte and you cannot make sense of editing softwares, you can go classic. Send a picture of your bundle of joy with the name and birthdate on the back of the picture. This is probably the laziest option you have, and it doesn’t take that long. Many people prefer sending these pictures with a postcard to relatives far away.
Photography at Home
Unleash your creative side and get DIY-ing by using things lying around the house as props to take the first pictures of your baby at home. The ideal location to take such pictures would be in a room with plenty of sunlight as it might not be the best idea to expose your child to the outdoors for a long time.
A quick trip to the craft store to browse supplies you can use as props might give you some really creative ideas as well as end up being quite reasonable price-wise. If all of that is a bit too much work for you, show off your newly made nursery and take pictures of the newborn in his new home!
The Big Siblings
Elder siblings are beyond excited for their little siblings to arrive. They can be kept excited while waiting by letting them make the birth announcements themselves. This will give it a personalized touch, and relatives would love to receive the older children’s announcements. Involving the big siblings almost entirely relieves you of the process of coming up with ideas and executing them to make invites. This is a particularly great activity for siblings that are a bit older.
Choose a Minimalistic Style
The less complex you make the process, the better it would be. Some parents like going all out and personalizing each card for whoever they are sending this to. While it seems like the perfect idea, nobody really has the time to do all that. It just ends up creating more chaos for the parents. Therefore, a simple design is a way to go.
The tips are sure to make the birth announcement a bit more convenient for you and keep everything in control to ensure the budget isn’t ignored. Congratulations on the baby!