Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017
Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! It’s safe to say that you won’t be the only ones excited about your baby’s arrival. Whether you’re tickled pink or if the little league should be on the lookout, your friends and family will go goo-goo-gah-gah over your newborn’s details.
A birth announcement is the perfect way to let loved one know about your baby. It also gives you an easy way to share photos and important information about your baby.
But how do you find the right words to express your excitement? We have some inspiration below to help you announce your little one’s entrance to the world. Just use the tool below.
And don’t forget to have fun sharing the news and soak it in.
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- Create a Birth Announcement Greeting
- Details to Include in your Birth Announcement
- Traditional Announcement Wording
- Informal Announcement Wording
- Religious Announcement Wording
- Funny Announcement Wording
- Boy Announcement Wording
- Girl Announcement Wording
- Birth Announcements on Social Media
Looking for more ideas? Read on for more details on announcement etiquette and different wording styles and themes to uniquely express your heartfelt excitement.
What Details Do I Include in My Announcement?
When thinking about which details needs to be included, just think about what you would usually ask a new parent: When was the baby born? What did the baby weigh? What is the baby’s name? The answers to these questions are essential for your announcements. No matter what, be sure to include the following in your baby announcements:
- Introduction: Show off your new little bundle’s personality with an adorable message that will leave all smiling. This is also a great place to allude to the baby’s gender if your little one’s name isn’t gender specific
- Parents’ Names: Include the full names of the parents on your announcements. Don’t forget about the proud big siblings either— they surely want to be a part of this very exciting time.
- Baby’s Full Name: This is your son or daughter’s first introduction into the big world (which definitely calls for a formal intro). This means including baby’s full name including middle, if applicable. So your announcement should read “Katherine Marie Kligenberg” instead of “Kate.”
- Baby’s Birth Date: Your loved ones want to know when they get to wish this little cutie a happy birthday, of course. Many new parents like to include the time of birth along with the date. The announcement will read “Born at 4:53 AM on October 25, 2018.”
- Baby’s Weight and Length: Optional but recommended. These are the little details we were talking about that all your loved ones are waiting to here. If you choose not to include the specifics, go ahead and assure loved ones that mom and baby are healthy as can be.
Birth Announcement Tips
- Make the announcement fit your family’s personality as well as the baby’s
- Include whatever details you feel comfortable including
- They say a picture is worth a thousand words—add a photo of your sweet little one to make your announcement just that much more special
18 Birth Announcement Samples
When you’re working on your birth announcement wording, first decide on a tone of voice. You can go formal or informal, religious, funny or cater to the sex of the baby. If you’re unsure, here are some baby announcement samples to get a sense of what is best for you.
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Traditional Announcements Wording Examples:
Sometimes brevity is best. Use some of these phrases that are sure to get right to the exciting stuff. Just remember to make it feel natural for your family.
Annie and Jonathan Parker
are happy to announce
the arrival of
Alexis Johanna Ray
October 14, 2017
7 pounds, 6 ounces | 19 inches
Please help us welcome our little bundle of joy
Katherine Ann Love
April 28th, 2019, 7 lbs., 11 oz., 21in.
Love, Jeremy and Sarah Harris
Thomas Collins Martin
Born February 16, 2020
12:24 PM, 7lbs., 8oz., 21in.
Love, Karen and Charles Martin
Informal Announcements Wording Examples:
Just as we mentioned, it’s very important to create an announcement that feels natural for you and your family. If your family exudes a more laid-back personality, then an informal baby announcement is definitely the way to go. These informal examples should do the trick.
Our little bundle of joy
Annie and Jonathan Parker and big brother Jacob
are ecstatic to welcome little
Alexis Elizabeth Ray
into the world!
Born on the 14th of October, 2017
7 pounds, 6 ounces
It’s going to be all about
Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Around Here
As we joyfully welcome
Caden Edward Walker
Born January 17, 2020
1:45 PM 6lbs. 8oz., 18in.
With Love Allison and Grant Walker
Look who dropped in! Please share our joy at the arrival of our son
Nicholas Goodman Hunt
Born May 23, 2019 at 2:03 AM
6lb. 11 oz., 16 inches
Love Phil and Cory Hunt
Religious Announcement Wording Examples:
Elevate your birth announcements and be proud of your faith with these religious announcement wording ideas that include the perfect scriptures for welcoming the little human into this big wide world.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17
Please Join us in Welcoming our Perfect Gift
Matthew Jordan Cuen
June 21, 2021 8:36 A.M.
Weight: 8lb. 3 oz.
Length: 17 inches
“Behold, children are a gift of the lord…” Psalm 127:3
We’ve been blessed!
Kyleigh Deneane Jensen
6lb. 5 oz.
Born on January 5th, 2017
Proud Parents, Jesse and Kelly Jensen
Our Gift from God
Benjamin Drew Naples
born November 23, 2020 at 6:10 a.m.
8 pounds 4 ounces 19 inches
Proud Parents Keith and Marcy Naples
Funny Announcement Wording Examples:
Give your friends and family a smile with these birth announcement wording ideas that will leave them laughing out loud.
As we joyfully welcome
Emma June Paul
Born July 29, 2021 at 8:14AM
7lbs., 13oz., 19 inches
Proud Parents, Kelly and Jeanette Smith-Hudgens
Free at Last
After 9 Long Months, we Welcome
Jarvis Hugh Alexander
September 25th at 7:04 PM
7 pounds, 9 ounces
20 inches long
Proud Parole Officers Kristi and Dan Alexander
Right On Par!
Nicholas and Lauren
joyfully announce the birth of their
Jade Freeman Wymore
Date: May 24, 2025
Time: 8:09 PM
Weight: 5 lb. 12 oz.
Length: 19 in.
Baby Girl Announcement Wording Examples:
The joy of a new baby girl is nothing short of magical. Celebrate your daughter with a female-inspired photo announcement to share with family and friends.
We’re tickled pink to have a new baby daughter!
Cara Elizabeth Smith
Born June 2, 2016
6 pounds and 8 ounces, 17 inches
Love, John and Jane Richardson
Welcome a baby sister to the Douglas Family
Leslie June Douglas
May 8, 2032
5 lb 10 oz 22 in
Jason, Evan and Tristan
Our littlest lovebug
Heather Francis Wilson
September 1, 2019
Weight: 8 lbs Length: 22 in
Angela and Calvin Boons
Baby Boy Announcement Wording Examples:
Baby boys are to be cherished, and nothing will get your loved ones more excited than a sweet birth announcement. Here are some fun wording ideas to announce the newest male addition.
Babies are such a joy,
we’re excited to welcome our new baby boy!
Michael Steven Smith
Born May 16, 2016
7 pounds and 9 ounces
Oliver and Jacob Evans
Our little man has arrived!
Caleb Daniel Porter
Born on July 23, 2029
9 lbs | 22 in
Frederick, Barbara and Charles
King of the Chan House
Louis George Chan
6 lbs and 4 oz
Birthday: August 4
Frank and Sherry
Announcements on Social Media
Today, many new parents are choosing to do their baby announcement on social media. A Facebook birth announcement is a good way to quickly inform all your friends, family members and acquaintances about your baby’s arrival. When making a Facebook announcement, share all the information that you would put on a classic birth announcement, including the baby’s name, birthdate and gender. The wording on your Facebook announcement can be more informal than it would be on a classic announcement.
If you want to be the only person sharing the news, be sure to tell family and friends not to say anything about the baby on their own social media pages. Let them know you want to share the first photos and the announcement, and then give them a go-ahead when it’s okay for them to add their own photos and posts.
Who Receives a Birth Announcement?
- A new baby announcement is usually sent to relatives and close friends.
- It’s also a good idea to send announcements to everyone who went to your baby shower.
- If you’re on a budget or don’t feel that you will have enough time to send a large amount of formal announcements, you could send paper announcements to just your closest friends and relatives. Then, you could do an email or Facebook announcement to let everyone else know about your baby’s birth.
When to Send a Birth Announcement?
- The ideal time to send out announcements is right after the baby is born.
- However, this is a very busy time, and if you can’t get the announcements out right away, that’s completely fine.
- Etiquette states that you have up to six months after the baby is born to send out your formal announcements. If you are going to send your announcements a few months after the birth, it’s a good idea to shoot off a quick email right after the baby is born informing relatives about the baby’s arrival.
If you want, you could write out the announcements and address envelopes before you give birth. Then, add in the relevant information after you have your baby. This will help save you time during the busy period after the baby arrives.
Your customized birth announcement will be able to capture this perfect moment for forever with the proper wording that fits both etiquette rules and your family’s personality. Have fun showing off your newest bundle of joy!