What customers have to say about our Birth Announcements
March 7, 2013
Modern Script Boy Birth Announcement
"First off, your website was easy to use. Uploading pictures to my gallery was easy. When it came time to pick what pictures I wanted to put on my birth announcement they were all there and easy to view/sort. I loved the big selection of birth announcements that you offer. The modern script boy birth announcement was simple and elegant. I loved that I could pick how many pictures I wanted to place on the announcement. I decided to place 7 pictures on the front, 6 were smaller but the center picture on the front was nice and big, it was the centerpiece of the entire announcement. I love the font selections as well as being able to write a little message about my sons birth. The pictures turned out great and the card stock was nice and sturdy. The only thing that I would say that I would of liked is a few more color choices for the border and body of the card. It did not seem like there was a big enough selection of colors. Other than that I was very happy with my purchase and so was my family. It shipped really fast to me and came packaged great so nothing got bent in the mail. I will be purchasing future items from shutterfly such as birthday announcements and photo books."
November 28, 2013
Shop No More...!!
"I was searching around everywhere for the perfect birth announcement for my baby girl. Once I saw the truffle ruffle girl birth announcement, my shopping was over!! This card is soo pretty! The colors are very soft and not overwhelming. Your biggest decision will be picking out what picture you want on this card! I soo recommend this birth announcement."
September 17, 2013
Sweet and Modern Boy Birth Announcement
"This birth announcement was fabulous. The picture quality is beautiful and the ease of changing fonts/size is great. I would recommend this birth announcement to anyone!"
July 11, 2013
"I love this design! Our baby's birth announcements turned out great. Love the colors & the card quality is good!"
January 12, 2013
"These announcements are so much nicer then I thought they would be! The card stock is great quality and very smooth. The print is perfect with no flaws!! Whenever I order from shutterfly it's always perfect!!"
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.