Posted by Emily Elling
So you didn’t have time to send out a family holiday card this year. Girl, I don’t blame you. Last year on Christmas Day I was enormously pregnant waddling around the house barefoot, 38 weeks expecting with my 4th child. Holiday cards were at the very bottom of my to-do list, even at the very height of my nesting.
Instead, I sent out a holiday/birth announcement towards the end of January, after baby Paul made his arrival. I little belated note to wish all my friends and family a happy new year, while also announcing we received the BEST! GIFT! EVER!, a new little brother.
So if you’re in the same boat I was last year, don’t freak out about being the only one not sending out a holiday card mid-December. Do as I did, and save some cash by bundling the birth announcement and season’s greeting all in one lovely mailing.
10 Holiday Birth Announcements for the New Year:
Posted by Emily Elling
I remember the moment I told my husband I was pregnant for the fourth time. It was unlike any other time I told him I was expecting. I was in shock, I was scared, and I felt very overwhelmed.
We always knew we wanted four children, but this wasn’t our timing at all. The spacing was going to be a bit snug for my comfort zone.
But here I was, nervously telling him we were expecting, again. Over the course of a few weeks, the shock and awe subsided and my feelings changed from scared to elated. Sure, my kids were going to be really close in age, it was going to be a lot of work on my part, but it was undoubtedly going to be awesome!
Since we already had two girls and a boy, we decided to find out the gender, something we’ve never done before. We already had all the girls stuff we could ever need, and our baby boy gear hadn’t even been put away yet.
We decided if we were going to find out before the birth, that we better make a bit deal out of it. So with the help of my amazing and talented friend Casey, we made the reveal into a photo shoot.
The surprise was better than I could have ever imagined:
Posted by Melanie Blodgett
It’s always a special treat to receive a birth announcement in the mail. First, you admire the photo of the baby. Then you look at all the stats and analyze the name that was chosen. And lastly, it finds a place on the fridge for all to admire. I wish more people still sent them out so I could get one weekly.
Here are some of my favorites I’ve come across recently that you’re sure to love too.