Baby announcements are a great way to celebrate the arrival of your child. The beauty of creating one yourself is that it can be completely personalized. Oh, and feel free to refer to yourself as a super mom as you send out thoughtful, custom cards.
With so many wonderful products on the market today, you do not have to settle for a cookie-cutter look. Check out the possibilities available on Shutterfly for DIY birth announcements that are anything but perfectly professional.
Simply choose from their wide selection of templates. Enter your information. Upload photos and then drag and drop into the appropriate spots. Some card templates have room for 5 photos. These are useful for adding close-up shots of tiny toes and fingers, or images of the happy family they are blessed to join.
Crafty moms may want to put together a scrapbook style card to share with their loved ones. For these DIY birth announcements you will need cardstock, a glue stick, scrapbook paper, cutting tools and any embellishments your heart desires. Printing a digital image of your baby on paper will save money on photos. This will also save the time it would take to cut and glue each photo. Honestly, this method of homemade baby announcements is not as daunting as it may sound. After printing a digital image of the baby on your paper of choice, type the desired text into a word processing program. You may like to have one block of text, or break the information into separate paragraphs. Print copies, cut and glue unto the paper with the photo. Stickers and pre-cut borders from the craft store will make the rest of the process a snap.
Sweets Announce your sweetie with sweets. Who wouldn’t want to receive a yummy gift in the mail? Create a candy bar wrapper on your computer for a delicious homemade birth announcement. First measure the size of the bar. Set the margins on the word processing system and type the text into the center of the page. A small photo image can be added to the design before printing off. Trim the paper and then wrap your candy bars by centering the text on the front. Overlap the ends in the back. Use a baby themed sticker to hold in place.
The fun in creating DIY baby announcement is really in the details. Determine your card design by examining your favorite hobby or pastime. Incorporating themes such as sports, business, video games, motorcycles or fashion can make a major difference. A slight change in wording and choice of material and it will be obvious that you are the same sassy chick as before. Consider making your own stickers with a Pioneer Xyron and magazine or clip art images.
However you decide to make your own baby announcements, be sure to remember that this is a life long journey. So, enjoy the moments!