Birth Announcement Entries


(I wrote this before Leo was born, but didn’t get a chance to post it.)

One of the things I regret not doing for Chloe was sending out a birth announcement. There were several factors involved in that decision – like the pressure (as a professional designer) to design my own, the cost of printing and postage, and the time it takes to stuff, address, and stamp each envelope. As a first time mom, I was just too exhausted and overwhelmed to tackle that project, and so I let it go. By the time I felt like I had a handle on things, it seemed a little too late to send a newborn announcement.

Wanting to do things differently this time, David and I talked about looking into an online service. I was perusing Minted and noticed they were holding a “Summer is Born” Birth Announcement Design Challenge (they provided the photos). So I thought, what the heck? Maybe I’ll submit a few.

Here are the three I submitted – all minimalist, mostly letting the photo speak for itself. Maybe one of these will be the birth announcement style we use for Leo…

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2 thoughts on “Birth Announcement Entries

  1. Oh, how fun! I like all of them very much. Looking forward to seeing which one you choose! And as for Nora’s announcements, I made them, got them printed, and then they sat for months. We finally sent them out with our Christmas cards. 😉

  2. I broke tradition and went with tiny prints because my favorite designer was very pregnant and living in chaos! Love them all especially the middle one! Glad to hear you feel on top of it and adjusting to two well!!!

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