"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."
"This book is absolutely beautiful! Everyone that comes over looks at it and ask where I got it from 💛"
"Shutterfly's quality is always superb and the customer service is exceptional."
"Everyone in our family loved the announcement's. They came out great (looks just like the sample online)!"
Finding the right way to tell everyone about your little bundle of joy means choosing the pictures that show your friends and family the best sides of the newest member of your family. It also means finding the layout that fits the right number of pictures to do just that, with the attitude that shows just how happy the day is for all of you. Choosing the right medium to do this with is also an important consideration, and there are a variety of ways to narrow things down.
When picking out the right announcement between card styles like flat birth announcements cards and keepsakes like magnets, cost considerations can be a real limitation, but when it comes down to it, the cost differences between media or sizes of announcement cards are mostly to scale with their print quality and longevity. That means that if cost is a consideration for you, then take it into account, but if it isn’t a big factor, then the look and feel of the layout and your photo choices become the most important thing, because the cost is mostly related to the durability and quality of the card.
Looking at the quality of print, all birth announcements use the same high fidelity methods, so the materials and the size of the photos drive the level of detail and the vibrancy/longevity of the print. This means that your best choices are going to be either white or pearl cardstock. To get the opportunity to show off more photos while retaining the detail that really makes them pop, look toward larger layouts like the folding or trifold options, so that way the individual pictures in the collage are a healthy size.
Last but not least, keep in mind how your loved ones are likely to remember your announcement. If you have a lot of scrapbookers, then trifold announcements provide dynamic layouts that preserve well in books, and so do flat cards. On the other hand, folding and trifold birth announcements stand up and look great, making them easy to display.