When your sweet, new baby arrives, you know your loved ones will want to hear the good news as soon as possible. Once you’ve stopped beaming with pride — as if that will ever happen — or you can at least put down your newborn long enough to take on the pleasant task of letting everyone know your new addition is on the scene, you might wonder how to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
It would be easy enough to send out a mass text or call a few important family members and friends. But, as special as your new child is to you, along with how much you love your supportive family and friends, you want to do it right. Still, your creative reserves might be running low, having decorated a nursery and chosen adorable baby clothes.
Here are four thoughtful ways to announce the birth of your child.
1. Create a Social Media Post
If you’re ready to melt everyone’s heart, a social media birth announcement is one surefire way to do it. Perhaps you want to share a photo of you and your spouse holding your newborn in the hospital? Additionally, you could wait until you’ve returned home and then share a photo of your little one in his or her nursery or of the whole family, including siblings and pets. You don’t necessarily need to share a photo of the baby until you’re ready, and there are ways around that as well, including writing the good news on a whiteboard and taking a photo of it or simply writing out a heartfelt message to post on your Facebook and/or Instagram pages.
2. Gather Everyone Together for a Zoom Video Call
Whether you’re announcing the birth of your child to friends and family far away or are observing social distancing and quarantine guidelines locally, a Zoom video call has become a reasonable alternative to in-person gatherings over the past year. Chances are you want to see the expressions on everyone’s faces when they see your little bundle of joy for the first time, and this is the perfect way to experience grandma and grandpa’s sheer joy for the first time.
3. Send Everyone Personal and Beautifully Designed Birth Announcements
There’s something unforgettably timeless about sending a traditional birth announcement to announce to the world the arrival of your precious newborn. Choose specially crafted wording, such as “There’s someone special you should meet” accompanying a photo of the baby, or “We are family” beneath an image of the entire family nestled together. Choose heart-outlined borders, rainbow backgrounds, or book-style cards that tell the tale of your newest family member.
4. Send Out an Email Blast
If you keep in contact with everyone via email, it’s probably the most efficient and effective way to let everyone know about your new arrival. To get things started, get the email addresses of your closest family members and friends — make sure to carbon copy the addresses in your email versus putting them all in the “to” field — and hit send when you’re ready. This way, you can easily include co-workers and friends in on your big news. Attach a photo of your baby and family or simply let everyone know the baby is here and everyone is safe and healthy.
Let Everyone in on the Big News in a Warm and Thoughtful Way
Whether you’re announcing the birth of your first baby or your fifth little one, you’ll want to let everyone know how much this newest arrival means to you and your family. Of course, it’s tough to beat gathering as a family to share the big news, even if through a Zoom video call, but sending out a beautifully designed and penned birth announcement is another great option. Additionally, Facebook and email offer some quick and simple options to get the word out, giving you a couple of more avenues to share the wonderful news with those who matter most.