Typestyle and Ink
...for baby announcements and related birth stationery
The ink selection and typestyle (or font) on the invitation or announcement says a lot about the mood or tone of the message. Some fonts convey a feeling of fun and are perfect for birth announcements or children's stationery. Other fonts are more serious or romantic and might be better suited for corporate cards or wedding invitations. The lettering style you choose should reflect the formality of the occasion and your personal taste.
Fun fonts can be comic, silly or casual, and are common for birth announcements and baby shower invitations. Classic lettering styles, such as the Classic Roman font used below, are always in good taste and are popular formal occasions. Old style fonts like Intricate Script are more traditional, offering a beautiful elegance to your stationery.
Font - Kids Play
Photo Birth Announcements
Font - Intricate Script
Font - Classic Roman
Invitations and announcements are usually printed using between an 18 point and 22 point font with at least a 1.5 line spacing for a professional look. The amount of spacing between letters and words also affects the clarity of the information conveyed. For a higher word count, your font should be simple, while a low word count has room to play with full-bodied or fancy lettering.
The ink color should work with the design, motifs, images, border and background color of the card. Like typestyles, ink colors can add greatly to the feeling you are trying to project in your correspondence.