Announcing a Baby

I just love it when couples come up with clever ways to announce they’re expecting. I have friends who are going to visit their family this weekend and are planning to announce the news by hand delivering to the lucky Grandma and Grandpa-to-be an invitation to the baby’s birth.

Invitation to Baby's Birth

They asked me to help create the invite, and their only requests were that it look formal and have no graphics that would give away the secret — they really wanted his parents to have to read the invitation to figure it out.

You are cordially invited to baby's birth

I used Bickham Script for the invitation wording because it is super elegant and fairly legible, although we all liked the idea that a scripty font would be a little trickier to decipher — almost like a secret code hiding their exciting news.

What are some of the funnest ways you’ve seen to announce a baby?

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Bettijo

Founder at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

3 thoughts on “Announcing a Baby”

  1. That is a very clever way to announce a new arrival. What a surprise for the recipient to be informed in such fashion — very fashionable indeed.

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  2. Fun! If I ever have another baby I’ll have to remember this! Or I’ll just share it with my friends since that baby thing probably isn’t happening ;)

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  3. We made my in-laws play “blue’s clues” (one of our son’s favorite shows at the time) to find out about baby #2. The clues were a baby blanket, the crib, and me. :)

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