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Newborn announcements do’s and don’ts

Written by Jimmy Rustling

There might be a few questions in everyone’s mind when it comes to birth announcements. What are birth announcements? In simple words, it is a small way to announce to the world that you have welcomed your baby into the world and that you are ready to embark on this new journey. This card includes small details about the baby. Usually, a new born announcement is sent out to those people with who you want to share this special news.

There are different ways through which you can let your loved ones know that you are bringing a little baby into the world. Whether it is a birth announcement card, a digital card, gift boxes, or customized candy bars there should be a few things that you should have in mind. How many people are you going to send the announcements out to? Do you have the right address? Have you double-checked the cards before printing them? Once you go through your list and check everything you can send the card out to your loved ones. After your relatives receive the birth announcements they will let you know how overjoyed they are to be receiving the news in a very special way.

Where to start?

People have ideas in their minds long before they start planning for a baby. When it comes down to baby announcements and the different ways in which you can send them out you always need to have a rough idea as to what you want. These things can require time and a lot of effort and you might want to start working on it a few months before the baby is born.

The Do’s and Don’ts

It is obvious that you don’t know everything about these announcements. That is why the internet provides adequate information about what you should do and how you should go about making the announcements.

Do’s: The things that have to be present no matter what you want are included in this section. You can surf the internet for them or an elder in your family that has already gone through it can give you insight and expert advice as to how you should make the announcements.

●      Start with a list: The first thing that you have to do is make a list of all the things that you will be needing. This can be made easier by looking into the list of people to who you send out your holiday cards to. Those people are special and close to you already. That is why you can add those people to your birth announcement list too.

●      Decide the design: Deciding the design can be important. You can take inspiration for it from your daily life or you can add small personalized details that will give a hint of your life and likings.

●      Choose the color scheme: Another important aspect is choosing the color and theme of the card. Everything that you do next like the font color and size will depend upon these colors. These days the colors that people are choosing are pastels but if you want to go for solid bold colors you can also do that.


Following the do’s there are some don’ts that you have to keep in mind while designing a birth announcement or a first birthday invite.

  • Check the pricing: While ordering something online like choosing a template or going to buy something from the local market you have to keep the pricing in mind. There are many cheap alternatives for expensive things so it will be better if you have already done your homework about the material that you have to use.
  • Not proofreading: No matter how busy you get you to have to proofread the message written on the announcements before you send them out to your loved ones to make sure that everything is free from errors.
  • Not checking samples: When you receive the samples for the birth announcements you have to skim through each one of them to make sure that everything is the way you want it to be.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.