Last Updated: Oct 4, 2018
The special day has finally come. Your beautiful child has been born and it’s time to announce it to the world. You need to create a one-of-a-kind birth announcement for your special child.
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- What to Include in Your Birth Announcement
- When to Send Birth Announcements
- Who to Send Birth Announcements
- Traditional Announcement wording
- Religious Announcement Wording
- Baby Girl Announcement Wording
- Baby Boy Announcement Wording
- Twin Birth Announcement Wording
- Pictures for Birth Announcements
- Birth Announcements on Social Media
A birth announcement is used to tell those that are close to you that your child is born. When you are creating a birth announcement, include all of the details that you would want to know about someone else’s child. Normally you include:
- Introduction: Birth announcements normally have a welcome or short sentence before the information. They can be cutesy or rhyme, or they can just be a few words such as “we welcome” before the baby’s name.
- Family Members: Try to include the immediate family members, such as the names of the parents and any siblings.
- Baby’s Full Name: Include the baby’s full name after the greeting. This means, if the baby has a middle name, include it on the birth announcement.
- Baby’s Birth Date: Most people will be getting the cards a couple of days or weeks after the birth of the baby. Include the birth date so they know the exact date. Some people also include the time, but that isn’t necessary.
- Weight and Length: For the most part, people include the weight and length in inches of the baby. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing this information you don’t have to.
There are some things that are also more optional for sharing. You can choose to share where and when your baby was born. Remember to only include the details that you are comfortable including. If you feel comfortable including a picture, you definitely should. A lot of the time people really want to see a picture of the newborn, so putting it on your announcement is a good idea.
Things can be very hectic and exciting right after your have a child. The general rule for sending birth announcements is trying to send them as soon as you can after the child is born. According to etiquette, you have up to 6 months after the child is born to send your cards. If you are busy, don’t worry. There is no rush to get the announcement cards out right away.
Even though you probably want to share the news with everyone, you do have to choose who to send the birth announcements to. Typically, you should send birth announcements to close family and friends. If you are able to, try and send birth announcements to those that attended your baby shower.
Jeremy Brandon Anderson
April 21, 2020, 7 lbs., 9 oz., 20 in.
Welcomed with love, Greg, Mary, and Kelly Anderson”
“John and Karen Matthews
are excited to announce
the arrival of their son
Connor Johnson Matthews
February 9, 2015
8 lbs, 2 oz | 22 in”
“Please help us welcome our little bundle of joy
Andrew Mark Thomas
January 12, 2018, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.
Love, Kevin and Betsy Thomas”
“We welcome with love
Marcus Brant Hoffman
June 8, 2020, 8lbs., 2 oz., 19 in.
Your loving parents, Donald and Anne Hoffman”
“The time has come to welcome our special someone.
Rebecca Dani Smith
December 9, 2020, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.
With love, the Smith family”
“Our tiny miracle from God
Kevin Tucker Smith
May 16, 2019, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.
Proud parents, Lawrence and Monica Smith”
“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord…” Psalm 127:3
Angela Marie Chang
June 10, 2018, 7 lbs., 10 oz., 19 in.
Love, Carrie and Brian Chang”
“God’s miracle and our precious gift
Rachel June Harrison
June 9, 2020 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.
Welcomed with love, Mark and Virginia Harrison”
“From God’s loving arms into ours.
Natalie Nicole Watson
October 10, 2020, 9 lbs., oz., 21 in.
The Watson family
“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17
Matthew Tanner Walsh
November 20, 2019 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.
Love, Terry and Brandon Walsh
“Welcoming a younger sister
Natalie Marie Johnson
October 10, 2016, 7 lbs., 9 oz., 20 in.
With love, the Johnson family”
“Introducing our little bundle of joy
Hannah Grace Nguyen
September 20, 2017 | 7 lbs., 11 oz., 19 in.
Proud parents, Larry and Jessica Nguyen”
“She’s finally here!
Francesca Heather Kincaid
January 11, 2020, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.
Love, Margaret and Daniel Kincaid”
“It’s a girl!
Dorothy Nicole Tang
September 20, 2015 | 8 lbs., 2 oz., 19 in.
The Tang family
“Our little lady has arrived.
Jordan Lucy Blake
May 23, 2019 | 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.
With love, Michael and Jessica Blake
“Help us welcome our little man
Nathan Erickson Brown
March 9, 2019, 7 lbs., 11 oz., 19 in.
With love, Eric and Janette Brown”
“We are proud to announce our little boy
Nicholas Brandon Stuart
July 17, 2020, 8 lbs., 5 oz., 21 in.
Proud parents, Collin and Courtney Stuart”
“Introducing a baby brother
Ryan Connell Lee
August 8, 2018 | 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.
The Lee Family”
“Our little boy is finally here.
June 10th, 2020, 9 lbs., 0 oz., 21 in.
All of our love, the Jennings family”
“It’s a boy! Come help us welcome
Austin Darren Wong
July 22, 2021 | 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 in.
Love, Karen and Jerry Wong”
“Double the fun and double the love
November 8, 2018 | 7 lbs., 6 oz., 19 in
November 9, 2018 | 7 lbs., 8 oz., 20 in.
Proud parents, Jake and Molly Hartford”
“Welcoming not just one, but two little girls
December 20, 2019, 8 lbs., 3 oz., 20 in.
December 20, 2019, 8 lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.
Love, Nolan and Betty Wang”
“We are excited to announce
February 19, 2020 | 8 lbs., 1 oz., 21 in.
February 19, 2020 | 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20 in.
Loving parents, Edward and Janice Chung”
“Blessed not once, but twice.
June 11, 2020, 8 lbs., 1 oz., 20 in.
June 11, 2020, 8lbs., 2 oz., 20 in.
Love, the Terry and Gavin Jacobs
“Doubly gifted the lives of two babies
December 8, 2019 | 7 lbs., 6 oz., 20 in.
December 8, 2019 | 7 lbs., 7 oz., 20 in.
Your loving parents, Danielle and Derek Smithson”
One of the best parts of birth announcements is the photo of the baby. If you aren’t comfortable sending out a picture of your child, you don’t have to. However, if you do choose to take a picture and send it out, there are a few tips to make it easier.
Try to keep the temperature warmer for your child. You want them to be comfortable, and they may cry if it’s too cold. If you want to use accessories, consider putting a headband around the baby’s head or giving them a blanket to hold.
You should also try to take as many photos as you can. If you take multiple, you are more likely to end up with one that you really like. Finally, if your baby falls asleep, use it as an opportunity to take pictures. Sometimes the cutest pictures happen when the baby is asleep. If you are trying to get a peaceful picture of your child asleep, consider feeding them right before the shoot. This way, they will be more relaxed and more likely to take a nap during the photo shoot.
One of the latest trends is sharing your birth announcement on social media. Most of your friends on Facebook or Instagram are looking forward to the birth of your child. Because it is more public on social media, share only what you are comfortable with. Most of the time people have a simple message along with the name of the child and the parents names. If you want to include the length in inches and time of birth you can. However, it’s not necessary on social media.
If you are comfortable with it, make sure that you include a picture if you are posting on social media. Let’s be honest, everyone is dying to see a picture of your newborn and social media is the perfect place to share that. You can also take a picture a physical birth announcement and post that so everyone can see the information.
- The wait is finally over! We welcome Hadley James born on November 10, 2019. John and I are very proud parents.
- Please help Margaret and I welcome to the world our child Debra. She was born on December 11th, and weighing 8 lbs.
- It’s a girl! Maxwell Rodgers was born on April 15th, and weighs 7 lbs. 10 oz. We thank you all for the support and well wishes.
- Thank you all for the support through this journey. My husband and I are happy to announce that our daughter Jocelyn Chang was born last night at 10:50 PM.
Having a child is extremely exciting, and you should show that off. Try to inform people of the birth of your child as soon as you can, but remember there is no real rush for it. Everyone understands how busy it is being parents, so just try to send them out before the 6 month mark. Only include what you are comfortable including, and remember to have fun with taking photos for your child. It is time to celebrate becoming parents and time to welcome in your little miracle.