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Announcing a New Baby

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The arrival of a newborn baby is one of the most exciting, joyous occasions in a young parent’s life. Share this excitement with your community of friends and family by formally announcing your child’s arrival using the following guidelines and ideas.

Birth Announcement Guidelines

There are so many ways to announce the arrival of your little bundle of joy. You can send an email card, post about it on Facebook or Instagram, and even send group messages to your close family about it.

It is never too late to send your announcements, but if you have already sent electronic ones, you would not repeat the announcement with a mailed one. One announcement per household is all you should send. Try not to send announcements to those who already know your happy news and who have already sent a gift.

You’ll want to send out your announcements as soon as possible. Due to the fact that your hands (and hearts) will be full upon the arrival of your baby- etiquette dictates that you’ve got six months to get the announcements out. Usually it helps to do some of the preparation before the arrival of your baby, but try not to sweat it too much if the baby has already arrived before considering the announcements.

Traditionally, birth announcements contain the following details:

  • Baby photo
  • The baby’s name
  • Birth details (height and weight)
  • Parent’s names
  • Name of siblings, if any

Avoid asking for, or mentioning gifts in your announcement. That’s what baby showers are for. Birth announcements are a long standing tradition, and many people will send gifts in response without needing to be asked. However, nobody should feel obligated to do so.

Traditional Birth Announcements

“Introducing Anthony Victor Mendez
May 20, 2021, 6 lbs 7 oz., 18 in.
Welcomed with love, Joseph and Mariana Mendez”
“Joseph and Mariana Mendez
Are excited to announce
The arrival of their son
Anthony Victor Mendez
May 20, 2021
6 lbs. 7 oz., 18 in.”

Basic Birth Announcement Ideas

  • “We are excited to announce the birth of our (son/daughter) (name)!”
  • “Welcome to the world (name)!”
  • “We are thrilled to welcome (name) to the world.”
  • “Our hearts are full of love! Welcome to the world (name).”

Baby Announcements for Twins, Triplets, or Quintuplets

  • “Double trouble! Welcome (name) and (name)!
  • “We asked for one miracle and got two! Welcome (name) and (name)!”
  • “The best things in life come in threes!”