Traditional etiquette says you have up to six months from the arrival of your baby to send a statement. In order get them out in time, Chelsea Shukov of Sugar Paper recommends preparing the announcement before your baby arrives. When you’re pregnant you can schedule a consult on the design and choose a favorite layout before your due date. Addressing your envelopes before baby arrives, buying stamps, and having a list of addresses and names can help expedite the process. Having said that, if your announcements go out we’re pretty sure friends and family will understand you’ve had your hands full!
According to Chelsea, a baby announcement should reflect a family’s personality. Is your family traditional or casual and more formal and humorous? Less formal announcements will simply include baby’s name (and sex if not obvious from the name or layout), birth date, time, weight and height. Formal announcements could include place of birth, both parents’ full names, name of siblings and even grandparents. Keep things sweet and easy though. A baby announcement is only supposed to be a keepsake worthy of display. Save the birth narrative and family upgrades for your holiday card or blog.
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In the age of email, Facebook, and Paperless Post, it’s rare to have a piece of real mail that isn’t online shopping order or a catalogue. For birthday parties and many other events, digital invitations are perfectly okay nowadays (and even the more eco-friendly option). But much like a wedding, the arrival of a baby is one of those milestone occasions where nothing compares to great old-fashioned printed paper. With that in mind, today we wanted to share a few tips for anyone contemplating sending baby announcements out . Luckily, we’d Sugar Paper cofounder Chelsea Shukov to give us the rundown. Continue reading for all of the etiquette rules involved with baby announcements, along with a few tips for making your announcement a keepsake that is unique for everyone who receives it.
XO Team LC
A baby announcement is more than just a way to share good news; it’s a keepsake. It can be the baby photo on your mantle or the first page in your baby book. New grandparents, aunts and uncles like to pass a concrete sentiment around their office or brunch circle, and show off their new pride and pleasure with style.
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Newborn photography can be tricky. Baby’s disposition, location, lighting and props are just some of the factors to be considered in order to have a fantastic shot. With that in mind, it is worth it to hire a photographer who specializes in newborn photography. Does it enhance the presentation of your announcement, but it will bring you joy again and again. We promise you will never tire of looking back at these photos.
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