Christmas is already the most wonderful time of the year and it’s made even more special with the announcement or arrival of a new little bundle of joy.
Celebrate a growing family this Christmas with these cute and creative ways to share the exciting news. We’ve compiled 60 fun and festive ways to reveal a pregnancy, announce a new arrival or celebrate baby’s first Christmas. You’ll find ideas and inspiration for family photos, holiday cards or Christmas parties that celebrate the greatest gift of all.
1. Christmas Morning
Still in their pajamas and under the gorgeous glow of Christmas morning, mom, toddler and baby-on-the-way share a tender moment in front of the tree. Include your soon-to-be big siblings to show the love of your growing family.
2. Spell It Out
This expectant couple spelled out the exciting news for friends and family with a cute and clever baby announcement perfect for a holiday arrival. Game pieces held out by the mom and dad-to-be reveal the new baby girl’s name.
3. Coming Soon
Christmas is the perfect time to announce the upcoming arrival of a bundle of joy. Set a sweet little Christmas picnic complete with Mommy and Daddy mugs, a wrapped gift and a handwritten chalkboard announcement. Give your loved ones something to look forward to in the new year.
4. Wrapped In Love
Snow-capped mountains and evergreen trees create a light and bright backdrop for a sweet holiday pregnancy announcement. A warm plaid blanket in cozy Christmas colors and a hug from dad-to-be keep mom and baby warm in the wintry scene.
5. Dress To Impress
Expecting their third baby during the holidays, this gorgeous family planned a maternity photo that could double as both Christmas cards and the new baby announcement. Dressed in their holiday best, they lit up a local museum’s Christmas display with their bright smiles.
6. Winter Baby Boots
Despite a chill in the winter air, this happy couple bundled up and headed outdoors to make their big announcement. The smiles on their faces and a tiny pair of baby boots in their hands revealed the big news just in time for Christmas.
7. There’s No Family Like A Snow Family
Looking for a fun and creative way to announce an upcoming arrival this Christmas? Say it with a snow family! Papa, Mama, soon-to-be big brother and the little one on the way are all represented in snow in this clever reveal.
8. A Merry Mom-To-Be
If the eager mom-to-be is expecting around the holidays, gorgeous winter weather, a fresh sprig of holly berries and a long, red velvet dress draped over her beautiful baby bump make an absolutely magical maternity photoshoot announcement.
9. My First Christmas
Dressed in festive accessories and surrounded by classic Christmas bulbs, this happy baby is announcing her very first Christmas with a series of card-worthy candid snapshots.
It may be cold outside but hearts will be warmed just looking at this adorable snow baby holiday announcement photo. This jolly, happy soul is bundled in winter white with her very own snow-capped top hat and a cozy red scarf.
11. Snow Day
The love between these parents-to-be is apparent in this tender moment captured on camera. A warm gloved hand tenderly cradles this soon-to-be mom’s baby bump while her bright red scarf stands out against a landscape blanketed in snow.
12. The Night Before Christmas
Sweet dreams were the theme in this newborn baby’s Christmas birth announcement. Sleeping soundly in bed after a nighttime story and topped with a tiny knitted hat, this little one is certainly on Santa’s nice list.
13. Guess What?
Deep green trees draped in crisp white snow create the perfect backdrop for a holiday-themed new baby announcement. Parents-to-be share a quick kiss while holding up a onesie that hints at the upcoming arrival.
14. Santa Baby
Simple and sweet, an adorable little Santa hat is all you need to announce the arrival of a new Christmas baby. A classic snapshot of your beautiful bundle of holiday joy makes a perfect custom Christmas card, too.
15. Trading In Our Silent Nights
Set in a rustic Christmas tree farm, this clever holiday baby announcement gives a nod to the popular Christmas song while revealing a new little one is on the way. A cute idea for an outdoorsy couple expecting baby number one.
16. A Trio Of Cheer
This trio of iconic Christmas characters—a reindeer, Santa and a snowman—cuddled together for a festive photo is the sweetest way to announce the arrival of triplets at Christmastime.
17. Christmas Seedlings
These parents-to-be headed to a hometown Christmas tree farm to stand among the seedlings for a tender moment with their upcoming arrival. In a few years, they can return to this same spot to pick the perfect tree with their little one by their side.
18. Under The Mistletoe
Here’s a cute and clever way to announce the exciting baby news this Christmas. A twist on the traditional kiss under the mistletoe, dad-to-be leans down to smooch a growing baby belly.
19. A Best Friend On The WayThis sweet pup may not know it yet, but he’s going to have a new best friend very, very soon. It’s fun to include current kids in a new baby’s announcement—even if those current kids are of the four-legged variety!
20. Holly And Lace
Set among a simple arrangement of evergreen trees, a long-sleeved lace dress and a stem of fresh holly berries help an expectant mom make a classy Christmas baby announcement.
21. Tunnel Of LightsAn adorable expectant couple shares a kiss under a tunnel of Christmas lights in this holiday-themed new baby announcement. Sparkling Christmas lights envelop the parents-to-be in a soft, sweet glow while they await their new arrival.
22. LIttle Christmas Elf
Slip into your big black snow boots for a cute and quirky photoshoot with Santa’s littlest helper, a baby Christmas elf! Recipients of this adorable announcement will be filled with Christmas joy.
23. A Bundle Of Joy
A happy couple surprised family and friends with news of a bundle of joy with their dual-purpose Christmas cards and baby announcements. A bright smile, a sweet kiss and an ultrasound picture revealed the big news while delivering a sweet holiday sentiment.
24. Not A Creature Was Stirring
A vintage bassinet, a matching mint green lantern and some sweet twinkling lights usher in the holiday season and provide a darling design for your precious new baby’s arrival announcement.
25. Cute And Quirky
Remember to have fun with your holiday baby news. Fun and funky Christmas-colored hair, bright red lips and a cute, quirky expression show the world this mom-to-be is ready for all the excitement of a new bundle of joy.
26. A White Christmas
Head outdoors to capture the magic of a white Christmas in your holiday maternity photos that you can also use as a holiday baby announcement. A deep red scarf stands bold and bright against the snowy sky and brings out the color in mom-to-be’s rosy cheeks.
27. Wrapped In A Bow
An expectant mom’s baby bump becomes the greatest gift by the tree this year. Mom-to-be’s belly is wrapped in a great big red bow with a giant gift tag that coordinates with the stylish Christmas tree decorations.
28. Baby Bear
This cute couple dreamed up a clever way to announce a new arrival—DIY Christmas decorations! Customized ornaments made especially to celebrate a baby bear on the way make adorable gifts that family and friends will adore year after year.
29. Ornament Announcement
A holiday dinner party is the perfect setting to share exciting new baby news. At each place setting, a DIY Christmas ornament and handwritten tag announce a bundle of joy is on the way. Guests can take their ornament announcements to decorate their own Christmas trees, too.
30. A Baby On The WayA mom-to-be dressed in bold, bright Christmas colors against a snowy white winter background ensures that her growing baby belly takes center stage in this simple and classy way to reveal a baby on the way.
31. Say It With A StorybookIn this cute and clever holiday baby announcement photo, an expectant mom cuddles up on the couch to read a popular children’s book to her future baby while the family’s Christmas tree twinkles in the foreground.
32. Sweet Dreams
Dreams don’t get any sweeter than this! With a crown of Christmas berries, this sweet baby sleeps soundly on a bed of marshmallows, snuggled up with a cuddly cup of hot chocolate. Framed prints of a precious holiday snapshot like this make great DIY Christmas gifts, too.
33. Christmas CutieA tiny newborn baby is adorable when sweetly tucked into a personalized Christmas stocking for a nap. With a Santa hat atop their head and a candy cane in hand, a simple snapshot makes a super sweet way to announce the arrival of your Christmas cutie.
34. Naturally Sweet
A Christmas photo doesn’t have to be bright, bold and glitzy to make a statement. A simple rustic stocking in natural, organic shades lets the newborn Christmas baby take center stage in this precious holiday-timed new baby announcement.
35. Making Memories
Let baby’s big sister help reveal the big news! With the family Christmas tree glowing in the background, soon-to-be big sis presses an ear against mom’s baby belly for a memorable snapshot before the big day.
36. Oh, Christmas TreeWhether you’re announcing a baby on the way or revealing the new one’s gender, a classic pose in front of the Christmas tree makes for a memorable holiday-themed announcement.
37. And Then There Were Three
Head to a local Christmas tree farm to create a cute holiday-themed baby announcement that’s simple and sweet. A note announcing the upcoming arrival is clipped to a tree branch while the future parents embrace in the background.
When this growing family learned they’d be welcoming baby number two, an annual Christmas photoshoot was the perfect way to announce a new baby on the way. Dressed in matching striped pajamas, the family huddled together with their sonogram picture to share the news.
39. Candy Cane Heart
Dressed in festive Christmas plaid, these parents-to-be made a heart with traditional candy canes to show a little love to their growing baby. The sweet photograph will be perfect for their Christmas cards and baby announcements.
40. Getting ReadyThe new parents-to-be are hitting the books to get ready for baby in this cute and clever Christmas baby announcement. A backdrop of bright lights and Christmas bulbs gives a nod to the holiday season.
41. Milk For Santa
It’s a longstanding tradition to set out milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. This super sweet baby announcement idea perfectly captures the newest bundle of joy and the magic of Christmas.
42. Oh, Deer!
A tiny knitted cap with adorable antlers and ears announces the arrival of a sweet bundle of joy for Christmas. Rustic floors, an antique wooden crate and fresh pine sprigs add woodland elements to the dear, sweet design.
43. The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Want to make a fun baby announcement with a holiday twist? The parents-to-be stand side-by-side with “coming soon” and an arrow pointing toward a bow-wrapped baby bump. This is one Christmas gift that’ll keep on giving.
44. Best Gift Ever
With a Christmas Day due date, the arrival of a little one will surely be the best gift ever. In this holiday baby announcement, parents-to-be marked the calendar with a sweet red heart and announced the upcoming arrival with a custom-printed onesie.
45. Santa’s Littlest Helper
Bright red bulbs and a snow-white backdrop set the perfect scene for a baby’s first Christmas photo. Outfit the little fella in a tiny Santa suit to spread tons of holiday cheer.
46. It’s A Date
Grab a plaid blanket and your sweetheart and head into the woods for a special holiday picnic date. A sweet kiss captured on film while the mom-to-be gently holds her baby bump makes a sweet and sentimental photo that’s perfect for Christmas baby announcements.
47. A Bun In The Oven
This holiday-themed baby announcement is just too sweet. A clever way to announce a new baby on the way, set out your baking supplies and spell out the big news that there’s a bun in the oven.
48. Baby’s Best Friend
For this maternity shoot, the growing tribe included their fur-family in the big announcement. Dressed in a deep green dress and draped in red flowers, mom-to-be absolutely glows with her loving family by her side.
49. Baby’s First Christmas
Family portraits are even more special with a newborn baby in the mix. Wrapped in warm blankets and cozy Christmas colors, a snapshot in front of the tree makes the perfect new arrival announcement or holiday card.
50. Special Delivery
Wrapped in ribbon and topped with a great big red bow, a baby on the way is the most important gift the loving couple will get this year. A “special delivery” tag adds a finishing touch to this precious pregnancy announcement.
51. Sweet As Candy
Sweet and simple, a Santa hat and candy cane are all the accessories you need to create an adorable Christmas baby announcement. This special snapshot will be perfect for the growing family’s holiday cards.
52. Winter Wonderful
With a blanket of freshly fallen snow on the ground, the parents-to-be announce the upcoming arrival of baby in this wonderfully wintry scene. Soft shades of gray and beige let a growing baby belly take center stage in this special holiday announcement.
53. Cradled In Love
An antique bassinet atop a rich, warm plaid blanket provides the perfect backdrop for this sweetly bundled Christmas baby. A crown of red berries and soft baby’s breath add darling detail to the sweet holiday baby announcement.
54. Love Grows
Sitting in a Christmas tree farm surrounded by seedlings and young trees, mom-to-be smiles brightly. For inside her belly and all around her, love grows. And like those trees that surround her, baby will soon grow big and strong.
55. Tiny Boots
A Christmas tree farm in winter makes an attractive backdrop for holiday family photos. Tiny little winter boots balanced on a snow-drenched tree branch are an adorable way to announce a little one’s expected arrival.
56. The Greatest GiftWrap a beautiful growing belly in a simple silk ribbon and add a handwritten tag announcing baby’s due date to recreate this cute Christmas present baby announcement.
57. Pretty In Pink
When the arrival of a new baby girl coincides with Christmas, ditch the traditional holiday colors in favor of bright white, gold and soft baby pink with a “Pretty in Pink” Christmas party theme. Mom-to-be simply glows alongside a pink wicker pram and candy-coated Christmas tree.
58. Santa And His Elf
Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with an adorable Santa’s elf photoshoot. Creatively cropped to keep the little one the focus of this sweet snapshot, this clever baby announcement gives a nod to the magic of the holidays.
59. Pretty With Plaid
A Christmas baby announcement doesn’t have to be over-the-top to be absolutely stunning. A red and green plaid scarf and the loving couple’s pre-baby glow give warmth and wonder to a simple snapshot.
60. A Subtle StatementWhile an expectant couple’s beautifully decorated Christmas tree takes center stage in this creative photograph, the tender moment shown in the background sends a subtle statement that they’re celebrating a little one on the way this holiday.
If you enjoyed this collection of ideas for your Christmas baby announcement and you’re looking for more inspiration, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find tons of fun suggestions for holiday greeting cards, DIY Christmas decorations the whole family will enjoy creating together, and festive ideas for decorating your home for the holidays.