10 really creative Birth Announcements… including my own DIY one

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I love stationery. I’m the sort of person that hyperventilates in Paperchase. Sad, but true I can’t help it all those pens, thank you notes, stickers, folders… *gets to much and nips over to Paperchase online*

Even on holiday I cannot pass a stationery shop without going in. Most of my fave shops/sites are in America like Hello! Lucky, Rifle Paper Co. and Paper Source.

So, when it came to sending out our birth announcements I took to planning them weeks (OK, months!) before I was due.

Maybe it took my mind of the actual birth, was an excuse to scan Pinterest or just because I find nothing more exciting than posting out… new stationary.

I’m not sure why – but I loved the idea of an old-fashioned library cards. I also wanted to stamp them myself to make them look more authentic. I found most of my supplies on eBay and office supply sites.

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I used vintage-style library pockets, lined insert cards, a date stamper and a postage stamper. I also took a photo of Miss Marnie in her hospital cot using the Hipstamatic App.

Then I sent them off via the app to be printed – so, I could get the perfect old style Land camera/vintage Polaroid size print – I told you OB-sessed!

I was really quite pleased with the results – and my mum (and super proud first-time nanny) even framed hers!

 What do you think would you make your own announcements or is a

text/email/Facebook message enough? 

 

 9 GREAT HOMEMADE ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you’re about to give birth or looking for some ideas on how to announce your new arrival take a look at these ideas from Pinterest….of course!

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12 Comments

  1. September 24, 2014 / 11:49 am

    Oh I love your announcements they're so cute – and such a gorgeous idea!

  2. September 24, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Oh, I really love all these ideas, but think yours are maybe the nicest of all! I made all my own , for all three of my babies – I'm still not too sure where I found the time, especially by number three! 🙂 xx

    • September 28, 2014 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you – and I know not sure where I found the time either – and well down you after 3 thats impressive! thanks for stopping by x

  3. September 24, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Oh wow, these are all just so gorgeous. Wish I'd done something more creative when my two were born! x

    • September 28, 2014 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you – I know some people are so creative I do love Pinterest! x

  4. September 24, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    oh I absolutely love all these. I wish I would have seen these when I had both of mine. So adorable. So many creative ones here. Thanks for linking up to Share WIth Me #sharewithme

    • September 28, 2014 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you – I know I wish I had seen them too… although was happy with mine in the end. Will link up again soon x

  5. September 24, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Ah! Adorable, people are so creative. I absolutely love the idea of the old fashioned library cards. I used to work in libraries and I've got a masters degree in Information and Library Science so this is right up my street 🙂 X #sharewithme

    • September 28, 2014 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks you – I have always loved the idea of old fashioned library cards – they worked out pretty well. Think they would make sweet invitations too. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. September 25, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    Love all of these birth announcement ideas! You are so creative xxx

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