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What customers have to say about our Birth Announcements

October 19, 2017

This product was simple and elegant.

"Lovely! We were so pleased with how the announcement turned out."

October 19, 2017

Very good quality

"I didn't realize this card was made out of very nice card stock. For whatever reason I kept thinking it was out if photo paper, but that would not make since, being 2-sided. While it was a little bit more per card than I normally spend, it was definitely worth the money for what you get!"

October 16, 2017

Beautiful product

"Love these cards! I've used Shutterfly for both my baby's announcements and thank you cards and they always turn out gorgeous! Very happy with the shipping times and customer service. Just wish they had a Canadian division of Shutterfly."

October 6, 2017

Love

"Love the announcement. The paper was great as was the quality!"

October 6, 2017

Printed Great!

"Printed Great!"

Birth Announcements Up the Ante on Adorable

Adorable animal babies might be the only things that make adults melt as much as human babies do. Those of us at Shutterfly have been known to look at photos of tiny giraffes and mice on occasion, so we get it. What better design theme for a DIY birth announcement than baby animals?

Our cute template featuring tweeting birds and tiny turtles will work well with multiple shots of your bundle of joy. Plus, you can add information to your animal birth announcements such as your baby’s name, birth date, length and weight if desired. Or you can include the parents’ names and siblings’ names instead.

Getting Great Shots

Parents with a new baby tend to be a camera-happy bunch, especially when every moment seems to be worth capturing. But like most things in life, timing can be everything when getting great photos of newborns. We created this helpful guide to assist you in getting the best photos to add to your 5x7 birth announcements.

  • Age: The ideal time to take sleep-time newborn shots is when your infant is five to 12 days old. That way, your baby likely will have adjusted to a rough feeding and sleeping schedule so that you can get snoozing shots if desired. Poses that require no clothes or special limb placement are easier with babies who are fast asleep.
  • Older babies: For photo sessions after 14 days of age, you’ll probably have to switch your pose plan up a little. Your baby is more likely to be awake and moving while you are snapping away, so be prepared to take a lot of shots. Some parents prefer active shots to sleeping poses, so it is just a matter of preference.
  • Props: You can use all sorts of items, but try to keep it minimal for your baby’s comfort. Fluffy blankets, lined baskets and soft cushions are ideal. For an animal birth announcement, a blanket with a jungle-themed print would match perfectly.
  • Clothes: Most newborn shots are taken with babies wrapped in blankets or simply naked. Many parents like to put floral headbands on their daughters, and those with boys often prefer textured hats. No matter which clothing option you choose, be prepared to adjust it often if your baby is moving a lot.

Design an Animal Birth Announcement Now

After you’ve used our tips to get some great shots, choose your favorites for inclusion in your animal birth announcements. Recipients will get a double dose of cuteness from your creation! Read our guide to help create your birth announcements.