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Birth Announcements – Paper or Virtual?

By Molly Thornberg |

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Our birth announcement for Izaiah

With my first kid, I remember the stress of trying to make sure that I had birth announcements chosen before delivery, ready to be printed as soon as those vital details of birth date, birth time, birth weight and birth height were known – and of course, the beloved newborn photo. That was 8 years ago.

With my 2nd child E, we did a virtual announcement via email. With the 3rd, we sent a birth announcement link out via Facebook and email to a few family members. Having a background in design, I just whipped something up and sent it out – done and the photos are new, not from a day ago a week ago. Not to mention saving in the expense of printing and mailing.

Thinking back, I can’t tell you the last time I received a paper birth announcement. And the only time I receive paper birthday invitations anymore, is when they are handed out to a school class for my daughter and son’s friends.  Oh the digital world we live in.

Here are a few digital invitation and birth announcement options for a professional looking announcement done via email.

Will You Send a Virtual or Paper Birth Announcement?

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About Molly Thornberg


Molly Thornberg

Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Birth Announcements – Paper or Virtual?

  1. Christine says:

    Not me. I get them in the mail still and take HUGE pride in mailing them out. It’s my little “mommy craft” and I obsess over the details, the design of the stamp, the font that the baby’s name is typed in, everything! I figure even if the recipients keep them for a few weeks and chuck them, they last forever in my baby’s memory book. There are a few little things in life like this, that I appreciate getting in the mail, and I keep them on the fridge for 6 months or longer. Paper birth announcements are definitely not outdated.

  2. christine says:

    Paper for me. I sent paper thank-you cards, too.

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