10 Creative and Charming Baby Announcements

Truth be told, I was already picking out birth announcements at about six months pregnant. I’m kind of a paper nut, so I suppose it was to be expected. These days, however, there are many creative and unique ways to share your baby with the world beyond the traditional announcement. Click through for some of my favorites, which include everything from a DIY crafting project and video to magnets and mugshots (hilarious!). Welcome to the world, kid.


DIY "Just Hatched" Announcement 1 of 10
Now granted, this DIY project takes a little bit of work, but how cute is the end result?

Get this tutorial from Fiskars Craft
Library Card 2 of 10
This library card announcement was created on Etsy, and I adore its creative simplicity. Doesn't seeing these cards take you back in time? Love that!

Get more inspiration from Ilfant Shop on Etsy
Vimeo 3 of 10
Why not step it up a notch and introduce your baby on video? This mini film from John Jensen on the birth of his daughter is absolutely beautiful (keep the tissues handy).

Watch this video on Vimeo
Out-of-the-Box Photo 4 of 10
This one is amongst my favorites, and it would be fairly easy to re-create. A clock, measuring stick, calendar, wooden blocks (or similar), scale, and a few Photoshop skills, and you're good to go. Too cute!

Get more inspiration from photographer Charlotte Rosenhoff
Mugshot 5 of 10
Okay, this one, by blogger Ashley Martin Smith and her husband just cracks me up. And once again, would be fairly easy to recreate. Her post about the announcement states, "It's a felony to be this cool." Hilarious!

Get more inspiration from Ashley Martin Smith
Movie Poster 6 of 10
I love this announcement for movie-loving parents! 5 Star Baby has a long list of titles to choose from, among them About a Boy and Some Kind of Wonderful. So fun!

Get the tutorial from 5 Star Baby
CIA "Cute Infant Agency" 7 of 10
Sure, it might help that the parents who created this "CIA" announcement for friends and family are designers with a creative edge. But seriously, how fun! You can see more detailed pics

View the full design from Under Consideration
A Sweet Birth Story 8 of 10
This Etsy shop goes above and beyond the traditional card. Love this!

Get more inspiration from Sprinkled Joy
Creative Photo Card 9 of 10
Eye Heart Pretty Things is up to all sorts of crafty things, including the photography and styling of this card. I just love that this baby is so comfortably sleeping on a stack of children's books. Adorable!

Get more inspiration from Eye Heart Pretty Things
Magnet Street 10 of 10
Paper announcements can be put on the fridge for a little while, but how about something that will really last? Love the idea of a magnet baby announcement for a daily dose of cute in the kitchen!

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