Every year, there are nearly 700,000 babies born in the UK. If you just welcomed a new baby into the world, congratulations are definitely in order!
You've probably already let your immediate family members, your close friends, and even some of your neighbours know about the birth of your baby by either calling them or meeting with them in person. But you should also consider making a more formal baby announcement.
The best way to do this is by sending out birth announcements to family members, friends, etc. A birth announcement will give you the opportunity to share your joy with those in your circle while also sharing some details about the new addition to your family.
Before you start putting one together, though, you should pick out the right birth announcement for your baby. You should also figure out the right baby announcement wording for your birth announcements.
Here are writing tips that'll help you make the perfect baby announcement.
Start by Choosing the Right Birth Announcement Cards
Before you begin trying to write a baby announcement, you should take the time to pick out the right birth announcement cards. The birth announcement card you select will play a big part in how formal your baby announcement wording is and how much room you have to play with when it comes to writing your announcement.
Pemberly Fox has a large assortment of birth announcement cards for you to choose from, including options like these Ellerby birth announcement cards. The gorgeous flowing script used in them would be ideal for a more formal baby announcement.
You're welcome to go with whichever birth announcement cards stand out to you the most. But it would be worth deciding which cards you want to use from the beginning so that you're able to come up with the baby announcement wording to match them.
Decide If You Want a Formal or Informal Baby Announcement
While you're shopping around for birth announcement cards, you should also give thought to whether you want to choose formal or informal baby announcement wording. It'll likely dictate your decision as far as which type of birth announcement cards you buy.
If you know, for example, that you want to include baby announcement wording that's on the more informal side for a new baby girl, these Walton birth announcement cards might be the right ones for you. They feature a childlike font filled with whimsy that'll make your baby announcement perfect.
Matching the birth announcement cards that you purchase to the formality of your wording will be key. It'll give them the right look and feel from the second people open them and start reading what you've written.
Know What to Include in a Birth Announcement
There are some very specific things that you'll need to try to include in a birth announcement card, regardless of whether you'll be writing it in a formal or informal way. You don't want to inadvertently leave out any important information and leave people with questions when they're done reading through your baby announcement.
Here is the information you will need to gather for a birth announcement card like these Branson birth announcement cards:
- The names of the happy parents
- The full name of the new baby
- The date and time of the new baby's birth
- The height and weight of the new baby
- The place where the new baby was born
It might not be the worst thing in the world if you accidentally leave out, say, the hospital where your new baby was born. But at the same time, it's useful information to provide to those in your circle, especially if you've noticed people asking you questions about this particular aspect of things.
Consider Including a Photo With a Baby Announcement
Did you take photographs of your new baby shortly after they were born? Or did you hire a professional photographer to snap photos of them?
Either way, you might want to give thought to possibly including a photo of your new baby in their birth announcement. Some parents will have photos printed right on birth announcement cards. But we would also suggest that you consider sticking a photo inside of these Clifton birth announcement cards so that people can keep them long after your baby announcement cards are gone.
Some people might even want to take your new baby's photo and frame it so that they can keep it forever. It wouldn't be a bad idea at all to provide at least some of your family members, friends, etc., with your new baby's photo along with your birth announcement cards.
Create the Right Birth Announcement Wording
One thing worth remembering, when you're coming up with baby announcement wording, is that there really isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to do it. It's your birth announcement, so you're free to create whatever wording you would like to go inside your birth announcement cards.
With that being said, it isn't always easy for new parents to come up with the right words to say about their new babies. This will be especially true for those new parents who are still adjusting to life with their new babies.
If you fall into this category, you might benefit from seeing some examples of how to write a baby announcement based on whether you want it to be formal or informal. We've come up with a couple of examples to help you.
If you want to fill one of these Roslair birth announcement cards with a formal baby announcement, it might look something like this:
"John and Jane Smith,
are happy to announce the birth of their son
James Henry Smith
Born on Monday, the tenth of March
two thousand and twenty-three
at 5:24 in the evening
Weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces and measuring 19.8 inches"
If, on the other hand, you want to include an informal baby announcement in one of these Marston birth announcement cards, it might look something like this:
We are now the very proud parents of a new baby boy
James Henry Smith
Born on Monday, 10th March 2023
7 lbs 3 oz
Both these baby announcements will get the job done. It'll be up to you to decide which one you like better. It'll also be up to you to tinker with these templates to put your own stamp on your baby announcement.
Choose How to Present Parents' Names on a Baby Announcement
As you can see in the two examples we just presented, you'll be able to choose how you would like to present your name and the name of your significant other. In some cases, the proud parents of a new baby would like to be included in a baby announcement. In others, they'll step aside and let their new baby have their moment to shine.
If you're going to be sending birth announcement cards like these Mountjoy cards to people who might not immediately know who they're from, it might be good to include your name and your significant other's name on these cards. It'll let people know who sent them out right from the start.
If, however, you're going to be sending birth announcement cards to people you suspect will know who sent them, you can often get away with using the more generic "we" in place of your names. It'll provide you with more space to make a baby announcement on cards like these Welling cards.
Find a Place to Put Contact Information on Birth Announcement Cards
After hearing about the birth of your new baby, there will be at least a few people who will want to contact you to offer their congratulations. There will be others who will want to send gifts in your direction to help you take care of your new baby.
With these things in mind, you should put your contact information somewhere on your birth announcement cards. You'll have the space to include this information on these Torville birth announcement cards.
If you would like to include your address, you're welcome to either cram it all onto one line or spread it out over several lines. If you put your entire address on one line, just be sure to put commas in between your house name, your road, your town, and your county.
You're also welcome to include your phone number in your birth announcement cards. Just be sure to space out the numbers so that they're very easy to read. You might want to consider breaking your phone number up into groups consisting of just a few numbers so that people are able to dial your number with ease.
Get Help With a Baby Announcement If You Need It
Are you feeling extremely overwhelmed by the mere thought of trying to create the best possible birth announcement cards for your new baby? You're not alone!
New parents often have a million and one things on their minds. It might make it difficult for you to piece together a baby announcement that you're proud of when it's all finished.
When this is the case, you should know that help is available. Pemberly Fox can do more than just provide you with the birth announcement cards that you'd like to send out to those in your circle. We can also lend a hand when it comes to writing your baby announcement if you need assistance with it.
All you'll need to do is provide us with the necessary information about your new baby that we touched on earlier. Our experienced typesetters can then get to work on writing out a baby announcement for you and adding it to one of the many birth announcement cards we sell.
You'll be able to take a look at what your birth announcement cards will look like once our typesetters are done. From there, you can sign off on these cards and sit back and wait while we print them for you. They'll be packaged, shipped, and delivered within 7 to 10 days so that you can begin sending them out.
Be Sure to Proofread Birth Announcement Cards
When you order something like these Spencer birth announcement cards, people will be wowed from the second they open them. They'll be so happy to hear about your baby announcement.
But if they notice a misspelling on your birth announcement cards or something else that looks slightly off, it might dampen the mood just a bit. It's why you should make sure you proofread these cards multiple times before approving them.
The professional typesetters from a company like Pemberly Fox will proofread the cards, too, and often pick up on any potential misspellings. But since some of the names included in birth announcement cards will be unique to your family, you should also give them a look and possibly even ask others to proofread them for you.
By doing this, you'll be able to guarantee that everything in your baby announcement is spelled correctly. It'll make them that much more special when you're all finished with them and ready to send them out to others.
Order Baby Announcement Cards Today
Are you and your partner ready to reveal your new baby to the rest of the world? If you are, Pemberly Fox can provide you with an assortment of great birth announcement cards.
From very traditional-looking cards to personalised cards that'll come jampacked with extra meaning, you can find what you want on our website. We invite you to look around so that you're able to locate the right cards for your baby announcement. There are bound to be at least a few options that you'll absolutely love.
Contact us with any questions you have about our baby announcement cards.