Your little one has just arrived and now you can’t wait to share the news with the world. With so many ways to announce your little one’s birth, you can play with different ideas or get creative and create something special. One thing is for sure, your loved ones have been anticipating this new arrival and they will all be waiting to hear the news and celebrate with you. If you’re unsure how you’d like to make the big announcement, here are a few ideas to help you plan for the big arrival.
When can I announce my baby’s arrival?
You can announce the baby to the world as soon as he or she arrives. Because life may get a little hectic with a newborn baby, proper etiquette suggests that you have up to six months. People tend to be more understanding when you’ve got your hands full with a new baby around. Typically a month should give you enough time to schedule a photographer or videographer if you’d like to have pictures or video professionally taken.
Some parents prefer to take a simple photo on their phone to share with friends and family via text or email right after giving birth in the hospital. If you’d like to do it this way, make sure to buy a special outfit for her very first picture. To save you from typing all of the details, birth announcements at Sandstone Avenue allow you to customize a sign with their name engraved so that all you have to do is write in their birth details such as time of birth, weight, etc. These make wonderful birth announcements as well as memories for their baby book. Make sure to pack a sharpie pen to bring with you to the hospital to write in these details.
How do I choose a photographer?
A newborn photographer specializes in knowing how to work with babies. From poses to props, newborn photographers can bring your vision to life. Most of these photographers already have a variety of props in their studio that you can use so that you don’t need to purchase your own. They can also walk you through what a shoot would look like for your little one beforehand since they have a ton of experience in this area and can have a checklist prepared for you prior to your scheduled shoot.
Another option is to find a photographer that will come to you, preferably one that specializes in newborn photography, that way you don’t have to leave the house and can take the time to get baby ready at home. Again, it’s so much better if they work with newborns. However, if you have a family photographer that you already feel comfortable with, they can also give you some ideas on what they can do when it comes to photographing baby to make your birth announcement as special as ever.
Whether you take the picture yourself or have the photos professionally taken, you can have the photos printed and mailed off to friends and family. Places such as Shutterfly and Minted make it easy to upload your baby’s photo on a premade template for birth announcements.
Some parents prefer to mail out the announcement prior to posting on social media which gives it a personal touch, especially for loved ones who get to celebrate the news privately with you. There is no right or wrong way to share an announcement as long as you get to share it with the ones you love.