It is a huge announcement to let your friends and loved ones know that you are expecting a baby in the near future. Different people have different ideas about when is the best time to announce that you’re expecting. Some people let their friends and family know right away while others wait a while before sharing the news. There are a variety of ways to tell the people closest to you about your expected bundle of joy. If you wish to do more than just say the words, here are three fun ways to tell friends and family you’re expecting.
You can create a video that hints at what’s to come and makes a big reveal at the very end. Use all of the puns and scenery you please to create hints for the viewer to guess what you’re trying to say. You don’t even need any fancy equipment; just use the camera on your smartphone. You can easily upload the video to a site like YouTube. If you don’t want to make it public, then be sure to set the video to a private setting and only email the link to people with whom you wish to share the news.
If making a video sounds like too much work, you could also do a photo collage and put wording over the top that tells everyone what’s going on. You can also use hints and suggestions here without saying a whole lot. For example, you could hold a jar of spaghetti sauce to say that you’re “prego.” Another idea is to take a photo of the shoes of everyone in your house lined up side by side with an extra pair of infant booties at the end.
You can also send a formal announcement with a custom photo card and putting baby address labels on the envelopes. The nice part is that you can reuse the address labels later for your baby shower, too. It’s your baby and your announcements; have fun with how you tell everyone about it.