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Babble Blogger Favorites: Top Birth Announcements of 2012

20 awesome ideas for baby announcements from Babble.com

Newsflash: I am a signed, sealed, and delivered stationery junkie. After working in the stationery industry for several years, my love for all things paper has followed me throughout my life. This week, I was on the hunt for fabulous baby announcements! I can’t think of a better reason to tuck something lovely in the mail for those you love than the arrival of your newest little addition to the family. With custom online shops popping up left and right, baby announcements are more sentimental and creative than ever. Have a little one on the way? Then check out my favorite baby announcements for boys, girls, twins, and more — after the jump!


  • For Boys | Letterpress Baby Announcements 1 of 20
    For Boys | Letterpress Baby Announcements
    These custom letterpress baby announcements by Moglea are some of the cutest I've ever seen. The beautiful hand lettering and fun bow tie are fitting for welcoming a little gentleman into the world.
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Moglea, price upon request
    Photo via The Sweetest Occasion
  • For Boys | Space-inspired Baby Announcements 2 of 20
    For Boys | Space-inspired Baby Announcements
    Welcome your own little Neil Armstrong with these letterpress baby announcements that are totally out of this world! The orange and red color scheme combined with the "It's a boy!" rocket clip art make this perfect for your little man!
    Create your own custom baby announcements with Greg Bennett of WORKtoDATE and have them printed at Gilah Press, price upon request
    Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • For Boys | Letterpress Pennants Baby Announcements 3 of 20
    For Boys | Letterpress Pennants Baby Announcements
    Sideshow Press proves that all you really need to design a stunning baby announcement for your little boy are pennants and letterpress. They definitely hit a hole-in-one with this design!
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Sideshow Press
    Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • For Girls | Chalkboard-inspired Baby Announcements 4 of 20
    For Girls | Chalkboard-inspired Baby Announcements
    Chalkboard details are all the rage lately, so why not jump on that trend with your baby announcement? Pair with a black-and-white photo of your little girl for an extra sleek look!
    Get these announcements at Tiny Prints, 10 cards for $18.40
  • For Girls | Confetti Baby Announcements 5 of 20
    For Girls | Confetti Baby Announcements
    Confetti makes every celebration that much prettier, and these gorgeous baby announcements are no exception! I especially love the feminine cut of these cards — how darling?!
    Get these announcements at Minted, $64 for 25 cards
  • For Twins | Booklet Baby Announcements 6 of 20
    For Twins | Booklet Baby Announcements
    I love these sweet booklets from SHE Paperie, designed to welcome an adorable pair of twins! Aside from the stylish ribbon and "special delivery" note, I love how these announcements feature not one baby photo — but three!
    Create your own custom baby announcements at SHE Paperie
    Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • Design | Neutral + Sophisticated Baby Announcements 7 of 20
    Design | Neutral + Sophisticated Baby Announcements
    I love how Oscar + Emma's custom-made announcement pairs calligraphy, letterpress, little muslin bags, and a stunning newborn photo to create a literal "bundle" of joy to send to family and friends.
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Oscar + Emma, price upon request
    Photo via Oh So Beautiful Paper
  • Design | Photo Strip Baby Announcements 8 of 20
    Design | Photo Strip Baby Announcements
    Welcome your bundle of joy with an old-school photo strip-inspired announcement, and he's sure to be the coolest baby on the block!
    Get these announcements at Additional Postage, $2.50 per photo strip
  • Design | Storybook Baby Announcements 9 of 20
    Design | Storybook Baby Announcements
    If you're looking for a more traditional baby announcement, this story book-inspired design is just the ticket! Send these out, and we imagine your babe will grow up to be quite the animal lover!
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Moglea, price upon request
  • Design | Stats Baby Announcements 10 of 20
    Design | Stats Baby Announcements
    How genius is this idea? A photo that combines stats of your newborn. Love!
    Get more inspiration from Brooke Schwab Photography
  • Design | Big Big News Baby Announcements 11 of 20
    Design | Big Big News Baby Announcements
    Balloons, circus animals, and giant typography make this circus-themed baby announcement perfect for sharing the arrival of your little clown, er, baby!
    Get these announcements at Hello Lucky, $65 for 25 cards
  • Photo Cards | Photo Hunt Baby Announcements 12 of 20
    Photo Cards | Photo Hunt Baby Announcements
    I spy with my little eye ... one adorable newborn! These unique baby announcements double as a super fun photo hunt game your friends and family will love!
    Get more inspiration from Jill Thomas
  • Photo Cards | Calligraphy Baby Announcements 13 of 20
    Photo Cards | Calligraphy Baby Announcements
    These calligraphy, photo card announcements are so gorgeous, your family just might frame them as a special keepsake!
    Get these announcements at Ephemera Press, 50 cards for $475.00
  • Photo Cards | Ribbon Baby Announcements 14 of 20
    Photo Cards | Ribbon Baby Announcements
    With all of your baby's stats and details printed on ribbon and tied around her photo, these baby announcements are truly one-of-a-kind!
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Tokketok
  • Photo Cards | Simple + Pretty Photo Baby Announcements 15 of 20
    Photo Cards | Simple + Pretty Photo Baby Announcements
    They say a picture's worth a thousand words, and this simple baby announcement is proof of that. A beautiful photo and modern design are all you need to welcome baby with this Minted creation.
    Get these announcements at Minted, $64 for 25 cards
  • Photo Cards | Welcome to the World Baby Announcements 16 of 20
    Photo Cards | Welcome to the World Baby Announcements
    The playful vibe of these sweet announcements, paired with a big photo and great typography make these cards perfect to welcome your new baby (and the new center of your world!).
    Get these announcements at Tiny Prints, 10 cards for $18.40
  • Two-in-one | Baby Announcement Holiday Cards 17 of 20
    Two-in-one | Baby Announcement Holiday Cards
    Don't have time to send baby announcements and the family holiday cards? Combine the two! The addition of a pocket-sized photo is perfection.
    Create your own custom baby announcements at The Indigo Bunting, price upon request
  • Non-traditional | ’70s Baby Announcements 18 of 20
    Non-traditional | '70s Baby Announcements
    Channel your inner hippie with these '70s-inspired baby announcements featuring vintage styling and letterpress. I'm sure your family and friends will get a kick out of these — I did.
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Victorious Archive
  • Non-traditional | Notebook Baby Announcements 19 of 20
    Non-traditional | Notebook Baby Announcements
    Sapling Press somehow turns a simple piece of notebook paper into an adorable baby announcement complete with letterpress details and funky typography. This gets a gold star in my book!
    Create your own custom baby announcements at Sapling Press, price upon request
    Photo via Parcel Post
  • Handmade | DIY Polaroid Baby Announcements 20 of 20
    Handmade | DIY Polaroid Baby Announcements
    Shut the front door! These Polaroid baby announcements are an awesome DIY project and a picture-perfect way to welcome your baby!
    Get the how-to at Fresh Baked Paper Goods

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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