Having a baby is a (thee?) creative process. But some people really know how to take it to the next level, thinking out of the box but still inside the envelope when it comes to birth announcements.
Get inspired! Some DIY, some custom, and some ready to purchase, here are nine clever announcement ideas to make a cute little show of your baby’s big arrival:
image-893 1 of 9Link: Library Baby Announcements by The Spotted Sparrow
These library-inspired cards are ready for purchase and personalization. They come complete with pocket sleeve.
image-894 2 of 9Link: Birth Announcement Onesie Tutorial by Fancy Frugal Life
Follow the DIY onesie instructions, then put it on your newborn and snap a photo to share news of her birth day.
image-895 3 of 9Link: CIA Birth Announcement by Lesley Guthrie
This one, created by a designer for her own son, is executed with such thought and detail that you can't help but swoon over it, and wish you received one.
image-896 4 of 9Link: Family Tree by Bird & Banner
This unconventional card comes from the whole family, each member made individual with his/her own thumbprint.
image-897 5 of 9Link: "A Welcomed Arrival" Paper Airplane Announcement by Bird & Banner
Celebrate the arrival of baby boy by sending a paper airplane into flight. Sounds fun, and appropriate.
image-898 6 of 9Link: DIY Glassine Birth Announcements by Lily Jane Illustration & Design
This is one of those that has you wondering, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's genius, and simple and sweet like a baby announcement should be. Plus, you can do it at home.
image-899 7 of 9Link: Kangaroo Announcement by Chris Rooney of Looney Rooney
Professional and proven designer Chris Rooney also proved his chops as new dad when he delivered this announcement upon his son's arrival. It's fun, and makes sense.
image-900 8 of 9Link: Baby Hank's Announcements by Mighty Girl
This one isn't over-thought or formal, but comes off as funny and original. Follow all of Mighty's Girls instructions to put your own spin on the design.
image-901 9 of 9Link: Surprise Announcement & Decoder Specs from The Mandate Press
A 3D announcement? Genius! OK, OK, so this one's actually a pregnancy announcement, but if you could rig up your own 3D illustration of your baby, everyone's hat would be off to you. Or more importantly, your kid.
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