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What customers have to say about our Birth Announcements

August 29, 2018

Very cute & greatCustomer service

"I'm very satisfied with the quality of the photo birth announcement. It looks great, as I had hoped. I'm also happy with the customer service hearing my concerns with the "pampers rewards" points I accumulated to specificity use for our third child's birth announcement. The reward code had been denied since being previously used but it wasn't written anywhere for me to see on the pampers website. Shutterfly upheld the codes for me so I was able to still get the birth announcements. Thank you very much!"

August 29, 2018

Neat Product

"I loved the simplicity and colors the product offers."

August 29, 2018

So cute, we love it!

"Turned out very cute. Very simple to put together. Really like it!"

August 28, 2018

So many compliments

"Great quality, turned out better than expected. My favorite card to date."

August 27, 2018

These came out perfectly!!!

"Great quality and just adorable! Love them!"

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.

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