"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."
"I added a photo and message to the back. Changed font on initials to a cursive and made the bottom right corner cursive a pink one shade darker because it was hard to read on preview. Received tons of compliments"
"I COULDN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING BETTER! I LIVE ON A MILITARY BASE IN JAPAN AND IT CAN SUPER FAST (4 DAYS). EXTREMELY HAPPY."
"I ordered my daughters birth announcement and was so happy with how they turned out. My husband and I cried when we saw them."
Welcoming another child into your home is a big event that you’ll want to celebrate with family, both near and far. Older siblings will want to be part of the festivities and including them makes them feel special, important and loved. There’s no better way to publicly proclaim your love for all your children than with a sibling birth announcement. Letting big brother or sister in on the photo shoot and announcement seals the deal that this new addition belongs to everyone, not just mom and dad.
It’s no secret that older siblings love to help when a new baby comes home. Involving them as much as possible is a great way to squash sibling rivalry before it begins. While a two-year-old certainly shouldn’t be left to watch an infant, she can definitely help by generating the babies name, grabbing a clean diaper, singing to baby before naptime or gently replacing a pacifier that falls out during a ride in the car. Older siblings can help give bottles or hold a fussy baby while mom grabs a quick shower or a snack.
Be sure to offer plenty of praise and thanks for a job well done so that the older sibling gains confidence and a sense of belonging. If he feels like he’s a necessary part in caring for a younger sibling, he’s likely to develop a better bond with that brother or sister.
One of the best ways to create family unity is to give honest praise in front of other people. Tell your child what a great job she did calming the baby down in the car once you get to grandma’s house, or let your friends know that you consider your 14-year-old the best babysitter around. If you have an older sibling that’s proven particularly helpful, surprise her with a new custom iPhone case as a thank you gesture, personalized with a photo she’ll love. For younger kids, a custom puzzle can be a great gift.