"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."
"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."
"These cards came out exactly the way they looked on the computer. The colors were vivid and the picture was clear. I couldn't be more happy."
"I really wanted an anniuncement that didn't just say "hello", but that really expressed how overjoyed my husband and I were to have this beautiful baby in our lives. This announcement was perfect, and I loved that the back allowed me to free text and add a second picture. I've already gotten so many compliments on the announcement from friends and family!!"
"I got so many compliments about the quality of the birth announcement and I am so happy I decided to choose the option and have them mail the cards out for me it saved me so much time."
In a world where it easy to instantly announce big occasions such as a baby birth via social media and texts, it is easy to lose the personal touch that brings people closer together. Although it is perfectly acceptable to let your acquaintances know about your newest addition via social media, it is important to mail baby girl or baby boy birth announcements to those who are closest to you. Here are a few more birth announcement etiquette tips to help you inform your family and friends of the big news in a proper way.
While you are most likely eager to show off your little one to as many people as possible, it might seem strange for someone who didn’t even know you were pregnant to unexpectedly receive a birth announcement. For this reason, you should consider reserving your announcements for close friends, family members (even those who live in other states or countries) and colleagues.
Life suddenly becomes busier after a new baby arrives, so it is easy to get distracted and postpone putting your cards in the mail. However, the older your baby gets, the stranger it will be for your friends and family to receive a late announcement. Try to get your cards in the mail as soon as you can after the baby is born, and no later than six months after birth. While you’re busy getting pictures of your little bundle of joy for the announcements, consider taking the opportunity to create a photo book starring your newest family addition.
While you are free to get creative with the general wording of your birth announcements, they should at least include basic information about the baby, including his or her name, birth date, weight and length. The names of the parents and any older siblings should also be mentioned on the cards.