How to word birth announcements

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How to word birth announcements
Announce your newborn's birth to loved ones. (the newborn image by Sergey Galushko from

Excitement comes with new life and 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. Parents want to announce the birth of their bundle of joy with friends and family. Create a birth announcement with creative wording to make your baby unique. Include important information about your new baby to share the event with those you love.

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    Write a creative introduction. Begin your birth announcement with a short poem or phrase that catches attention. A birth announcement can begin with a phrase such as, "Our home has two new feet," "We're tickled pink" or "Someone new to love." You can also quote a lullaby or song that you enjoyed as a child. Make your introduction sweet and warm, just like your new baby.

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    Write out the birth details, including the baby's name, birthday, weight and length. Write this information in list form so each part has equal attention. Include the baby's middle name and last name. If the baby has a nickname by which he or she will be called, add the name in quotations under the official name. For example, Charles might also be called "Charlie." Beneath the name, write out the weekday, month and date of birth. Below that information, write the full name of the hospital and the exact time of birth. Lastly, use numbers when writing the weight and length of the baby. For example, write the weight as 3.18 Kilogram 227gr.

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    Include family members' information. suggests two options for writing the birth announcement with siblings. You can wait until the end of the announcement and include the sibling with other family members' names. For example, write "Debbie, Rudy and Gabrielle Winters announce the birth of Joy Marie Winters." Another way to write this part of the birth announcement is to use the older sibling as an introduction. For example, write, "New big sister Lauren Adams announces the birth of Ashley Adams." You may also introduce the family as one unit by stating, "The Adams Family welcomes our newest member Ashley." Grandparents can also appear on the invitation by writing, "Patrick and Karen Smith are the proud new grandparents of Joseph Lee Smith."

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    Write parent's names on the birth announcement. Parents write their names to introduce the new baby. For example, "Donna and Jerry Miller welcome baby James." However, if the parents have different last names, you can write each parent's full name before introducing the baby. For example, "Donna Smith and Jerry Miller welcome baby James." Another way to include the parents' names is to add it at the end after all other information. For example, "We thank you for sharing the joy of our new baby. With love, Donna and Jerry Miller."

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    Create a special announcement for twins. You could present one twin on each side of the card. This makes it clear that there are two different newborns. However, if you only have one side of the card available, split it in half by top and bottom or side by side. Give each child individual space so each baby's birth information is not confused. Acknowledge that you are announcing two babies in your introduction. For example, write, "We were doubly blessed! Allison and Heather Collins have arrived."

Tips and warnings

  • Use calligraphy or other special fonts to make your announcement fancy.
  • You do not have to include any personal information about the baby that makes you feel uncomfortable, such as a low birth weight.

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