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Paper Qualities for Birth Announcements and Other Baby Stationery

When sending a birth announcement, baby shower or birthday party invitation, the quality and selection of paper stock create the first impression about the occasion you are celebrating. Tiny Prints has collected some helpful information to help you understand the basic aspects of stationery paper, including thickness and weight, finish, color, shapes and more.

Thickness and Weight

When you hold a greeting card in your hand, you can feel how heavy and yet how subtly delicate the card is. The weight of the paper is an important attribute of any high quality more on stationery paper thickness and weight

Finish and Texture

Many people like a type of paper because it just feels right. The feeling you get when you brush your hand across the surface of the paper conveys an important sentiment about the more on stationery paper finish and texture


The color of the card is the most evocative characteristic in baby related stationery. Before your recipient even begins to read the announcement or invitation or look at the design, they will respond to the more on stationery paper color


Cards with non-traditional shapes such as square cards or long cards can be a creative way to convey a unique, one-of-a-kind theme associated with your child or more on stationery paper shapes

Special Enhancements

Enhancing an announcement or invitation with ribbon, bows, buttons, flowers, and other special accents add further personalization and uniqueness... read more on stationery paper special enhancements

The Envelope

Choosing an envelope is like selecting clothes to wear. The content inside is what counts, but first impressions are difficult to change... read more on stationery envelopes


Selecting the finest quality paper will ensure that your stationery will stand the test of time and look as beautiful generations from now as the day it was more on stationery paper quality


We are paper enthusiasts, so we have included the History of Paper from Mead more on stationery and paper history

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