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Birth announcements

The birth announcements you can use to share the news of your baby's arrival with those that matter.
After months of waiting your baby has finally arrived and understandably you want to shout it from the roof tops! We give you the lowdown on the birth announcements you can use to share your exciting news with the world.

By text

Thanks to the mobile revolution new fathers no longer have to spend the first hours of their baby's life throwing spare change at the hospital payphone. A simple text message to your nearest and dearest can include all the important details of baby's arrival and only takes a matter of seconds.

In the papers

Of course the 'traditional' way to announce your baby's arrival is by placing a birth announcement notice in the newspaper. This is still a lovely thing to do whether at a local or national level and will be a treasured addition to your baby book. The Times, Telegraph and Guardian are all good options as is your local paper.

In the post

Preparing baby announcement cards before the birth is something many parents-to-be are hesitant to do and is often impossible if you haven't yet decided on a name. However, waiting until after your baby makes his or her appearance isn't particularly practical either as addressing envelopes is probably the last thing you'll want to do. By taking advantage of the services provided by internet-based card companies you'll be able to create a personalised birth announcements card in a matter of minutes. Most offer a huge range of template styles and designs, allow you to upload a photo of your new arrival and include a personal message sharing your news. Many also enable you to upload your address book from your computer and actually send out the cards for you meaning that you get to share a beautiful memento of your baby's birth with those that matter without spending hours doing so.


An alternative option is to create a personalised website for your baby - again there are companies that offer this facility. Similar to creating cards online you simply have to choose a template, write a message, upload photos and your baby's site will be ready to go. All you'll then need to do is email out the link so that your family and friends can access the page. This can be a great option for sharing news and pictures with those that live far away and is also a wonderful keepsake for you and your baby as most also have a guestbook where visitors can share their congratulations and well wishes online.

If you (or your other half) know a little about computers you could go DIY and create a 'bespoke' website for your little one. This can be a great place to announce your baby's birth and then to share news and pictures of your baby's development as he or she grows. '.name' domains
(i.e. are great for creating personalised websites and as some companies specialise in selling every .name combination possible you're almost certain to find one to suit.

A word of advice; make sure you have up to date contact details of everyone you'll want to share your news with before your baby is born!

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by agnes1 14th Apr 2008, 8:43am
Birth is so amazing. So hectic! But just afterwards when you first hold them is timeless :)
On the old website front we found this website really useful for simple sharing of news (you can update it with a text message!) ...
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