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Birth Announcement Tips
1. First off Don’t stress yourself trying to get them sent out in a hurry. Everyone understand that you just had a baby and you are BUSY. Ali was almost 2 months old before ours got mailed out. Etiquette is within the first six months.
2. Spreading the Great News! Send them to friends, family, co-workers, and anyone who sent you gifts (such as friend’s of your parents).
3. Wording of a Birth Announcement: People want to know the details; weight, length, and date (the time is optional). Include baby’s full name and maybe a lead in such as “Welcome our new bundle of Joy…” or Our newest Blessing…” Then close with your names. As you can see ours was super simple.
4. Photo: I think including a photo is a must. Everyone wants to see your adorable baby!
5. Personal Notes are not necessary. Like I said in number one people understand that you are busy with your newborn. I did take the opportunity to add in a Thank You note for small gifts I had gotten after baby arrived and had not sent a Thank you card for yet.