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Creating Your Custom Birth Announcements

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The arrival of your little one is a moment worth treasuring forever. And what better way to share this joy with loved ones than with a personalized birth announcement? Forget generic templates; creating your own allows you to express your unique style and capture the essence of your precious newborn!

Finding inspiration

Before diving in, gather inspiration. Browse online shops, social media, and even stationary stores for design ideas. Consider themes, color palettes, and fonts that resonate with you and your partner. Do you want a classic and elegant look, or something playful and whimsical? The possibilities are endless!

Capturing the moment

Photos are a beautiful way to personalize your announcement. Whether you opt for professional pictures or have a friend take some candid shots, focus on capturing your baby’s natural beauty. Don’t worry about achieving perfection – the genuine moments are often the most touching.

Expressing yourselves

The wording is just as crucial as the design. Include essential details like your baby’s name, birth date, weight, and a short message. You can also add a fun fact, a quote about parenthood, or even a short poem.

Getting creative

Here are some ways to make your announcement truly special:

DIY projects: If you’re crafty, hand-painted illustrations, watercolor details, or even personalized stamps can add a unique touch.

Use eco-friendly materials: Opt for recycled paper, plantable seed paper, or even digital announcements to minimize your environmental footprint.

Think outside the box: Consider hand-painted wooden plaques, personalized mugs, or even custom-made cookies to share your news.


The most important thing is to have fun and create an announcement that reflects your family’s unique story. Embrace the process, and let your creativity flow!

Bonus tip

With the abundance of online printing services, creating and printing your custom announcements has never been easier. Research your different options and choose one that best suits your budget.

So, unleash your inner artist, capture your baby’s spirit, and share the news of your growing family with a personalized birth announcement that shares your joy.

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If you are looking for a newborn photographer in the Pittsburgh area, let’s work together to create beautiful images that you can feature on your baby’s birth announcement! 


Hi, I'm Laura Mares! I'm thankful to be a wife, mother and Pittsburgh lifestyle photographer. I photograph because I believe that life is simply beautiful and every person has a story worth telling. I'd love to tell yours.

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