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What customers have to say about our Birth Announcements

July 13, 2018

Adorable!

"We wanted something simple, and not with tons of pictures to choose. These were perfect!"

July 12, 2018

Perfect Photo Card

"I used this product to announce the birth of our baby girl! I was able to add more photos to the back of the card as well as a quote!! Being allowed to make edits like those as well as photo edits and text color were great features!"

July 11, 2018

Great layout!

"This was a great birth announcement in the layout Hello mean to include multiple photos."

July 11, 2018

Good Quality

"Product looked just as it did on line. Paper is good quality, delivery was on time."

July 10, 2018

Yes

"I like but I prefer the material that is like the pictures and not cardboard"

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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