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Creative Ideas for Birth Announcements

Dreamworker believes that every human being deserves the right to live up to his or her full potential.

Childbirth happens every day, but when it’s your child’s birth, that makes the occasion much more important.

You are so thrilled that you want to scream from the rooftops that you are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy or girl.

However, you may want to step away from the conventional type of announcement, which is to send a formal card to those you love and care about that states your baby’s name, when he or she was born, where the birth happened, how much the baby weighed and other significant information.

The question is, how can you do this in a way that is different creative and fun?

Ideas for creating clever announcements that let the world know your baby has finally arrived!

Ideas for creating clever announcements that let the world know your baby has finally arrived!

Turn the Tables

One clever idea would be to turn the tables on everybody and let the baby announce its own arrival!

To do this, you’ll still send a traditional type card, but it will be the baby making the statement instead of you.

For example, you might say something like:

Hi there!

Just thought you’d like to know that on May 10, 2018 you became the lucky recipients of a granddaughter named Mary Sue Smith.

I’m very proud to have you in my new life and am hoping I’ll get to see you soon.

For the record, I was born a healthy and weighed in at 8 pounds 2 ounces.

I don’t have any hair yet, but I’ve got a terrific smile and am loving every minute of the warm attention my parents are giving me.

Hoping to see you soon, I am

Always,

Your loving granddaughter, Mary Sue

Send Presents Instead of Cards

If you can afford to do so, send presents to the people you care about that come from your new baby.

Imagine opening the mail to find a small wrapped package, inside of which might be a piece of candy or a flower that is attached to a birth announcement that contains a photo of your precious newborn!

How cute could it be to have your baby send his own birth announcement!

How cute could it be to have your baby send his own birth announcement!

Create a Virtual Birthday Party

Since many friends and relatives live far away, it might be fun to create a virtual birthday party for everybody on Facebook.

To do this, create a page that includes all of the birth information along with several photos of your newborn.

Send emails to everybody giving them the connection information and telling them that a surprise is waiting for them there.

If you can figure out how to do it, include “Happy Birthday” music on the page and ask each person to "sign in" in the comment section so you'll know how many "guests" have come.

If you can afford to do so, have pieces of birthday cake sent to each guest!

Create a Scavenger Hunt

Creating a scavenger hunt will take a bit of time, but will be a lot of fun for participants.

Tell them that whoever wins will get a big surprise at the end, and that it will be shared with everyone.

Email the information to each person, give them a time limit, and have them email you back once they’ve found everything. They don’t need to find the real items, just photos of each one.

You can include things for them to look for that are baby related such as a

  • crib
  • juicy cup
  • diaper
  • baby rattle
  • teddy bear
  • stroller
  • jar of baby food

Once they’ve all finished finding photos of the items, send them all an email that announces the winner, provides a photo of your baby and gives the details of the birth.

Make a Video

Videos are great to make because you can send them to anybody no matter where they live as attachments to emails.

You can do brief ones that simply announce the birth, or longer ones like the video shown below that are actually a movie that expresses the feelings the parents have about their child.

This one was posted on YouTube and was beautifully done.

Write a Poem

Another idea you can use to announce the new arrival is to create a poem that includes the information you want to share.

If you can’t come up with one, try using one like this instead or adapting it as needed:

For a boy:

Joe and I have some good news,
Especially for you,
Because you mean so much to us and
To little Tommy, too.


Yes, Yes you heard what we just said
We have a baby, new
He got here August 10, this year,
As fresh as morning’s dew.


We’re happily at home right now,
So visit if you can.
We know you’d really like to meet,
Our handsome little man.

Or

For a girl:

Joe and I have some good news,
Especially for you,
Because you mean so much to us and
To little Janey, too.

Yes, Yes you heard what we just said
We have a baby, new
She got here August 10, this year,
As fresh as morning’s dew.

We’re happily at home right now,
So visit if you like,
We know you’d really like to meet,
Our pretty little tyke.

Below the poem print the details of the birth and then mail the announcement out.

Make a Photo Booth Announcement

Attached is a different type of video which can be adapted for use as a birth announcement.

You can do this by starting the video without the child in view and then slowly raising him or a photo of him into view as you tell the world all of the birth details.

Send a Recorded message

If you want to do something really different, record the Happy Birthday song (with both of you singing, of course) and substitute your child’s name within the song.

You can do this easily with your voice recorder from your smart phone, then transfer it to your desktop and send it as an attachment to a letter that advises recipients to listen because there is a surprise waiting for them.

If you can get the baby to make a few gurgling sounds, all the better!

After you finish the song, simply include a message with all the details and let everybody know how happy you are to be sharing the good news with them.

Send a Photo Card

Another thing you might want to do is send a nice photo of the two of you holding your new baby to family and friends and include the pertinent information you wish to share.

It would be even better if the three of you dressed up a bit to show the types of activities you plan to share such as fishing, playing together and even dancing!

Mix and Match

These ideas don’t necessarily have to be done separately unless you want to use them in that manner.

For example, you can send a photo along with the recording or include it with the poem.

Giving birth to a child is an important time in a couple’s life, so it should be a joyous occasion that is fun not only for the new parents, but also for those they care about.

Any of these ideas will be a great way to introduce your baby to the world and all of them will be likely to be remembered by people for quite some time.

Use Professionally Created Announcements

If you don’t want to go through all of the work to create your own announcement, you can use a professional company to share your good news for you.

Attached is a video showing some of the unique things you can do that will make your announcement a creation to remember.

It will cost a bit more in some instances, but it will be well worth the price.

Announce With Joy

There are so many clever methods couples can use to let the world know that their baby has arrived.

You don’t have to limit yourself to the bland techniques of the past if you are willing to do a bit of advanced planning in order to share your baby’s big day.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2018 Sondra Rochelle

Comments

Sondra Rochelle (author) from USA on February 28, 2018:

Jay C Obrien: Excellent advice. There definitely is more to bearing children than just making happy announcements!

Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on February 28, 2018:

Yes the birth of a child is a wonderful event and the child should be cared for. Make sure you plan your parenthood and do not have children if you cannot support them. Have children with a mate who will remain to care for the child. Do not over do the amount of children. After one or two, get a vasectomy.