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Why Paper Stationery Still Wins Over E-Cards

Birth Announcements

Some parents think that the best way to save time and money on their photo birth announcements is to do away with traditional paper stationery in favor of online cards. The logic behind this decision seems sound enough, when it's time to announce the arrival of your new little princess, paper photo birth announcements take longer to send and they require more effort on the part of the sender than their online counterparts. But, while on the surface this idea might sound appealing, in the end a photo birth announcement that can be held, felt and properly cherished will always win more hearts than an inherently bland, two-dimensional and unpredictable e-card.

The problem with online cards originates in their unoriginality. If you are trying to save money by sending free online photo birth announcements, be prepared to see the same basic designs offered on every e-card site. Even if you pay for your online photo birth announcements, you still aren't guaranteed that your recipients will see your selected design exactly the way you intend them to. Many people's computer monitors are calibrated, which causes images to take on different color tones. If you send traditional photo birth announcements, on the other hand, you can ensure that your friends and family see the exact color, shape and size that you wanted them to when you designed your photo birth announcements.

In addition to showcasing your newborn in a stylish way, paper photo birth announcements create lasting memories for you, your friends and your family members. Even if they try to print out an online e-card, no one will cherish a home printed image quite as much as they will a sleek, professional and stylishly designed photo birth announcement. Plus, a high quality photo birth announcement will archive well, making a great addition to scrapbooks and photo albums. They can also easily be scanned into digital form and added to your online photo storage system or social networking page.

Overall, paper photo birth announcements simply exceed the quality, style and capabilities of their online counterparts. They will always win over e-cards because they are an enduring testament to the power of paper to preserve your most cherished memories in a fun, fashionable and fabulous way!