What are some cute ideas for birth announcements? Capturing Special Moments

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Once your bundle of joy arrives, you want to share the exciting news! You might want to get super creative with the birth announcement -- or find a straightforward, easy, adorable option to spread the word.

Get Personal

"Baby announcements should really reflect your personal style. Don't pressure yourself to do something over the top or super-fancy -- unless that is your preference. There are plenty of online options in hundreds of styles. I personally love an announcement with a photo! Gotta see that cute bundle!" --  Gina Wade, entertaining and lifestyle expert and special events planner for Gina Wade Creative, Los Angeles, California

Go Custom

"Go online to create customized birth announcements complete with a photo and all the details everyone wants to know. If you're sharing a birth announcement with loved ones who have a sweet tooth, send them custom treats like individually wrapped chocolate lollipops or candy. Not only will the recipients be thrilled about your new arrival, they'll appreciate the unexpected snacks. If you really want to make a statement with the news of your baby, hire a singing telegram to deliver your...

"Go online to create customized birth announcements complete with a photo and all the details everyone wants to know. If you're sharing a birth announcement with loved ones who have a sweet tooth, send them custom treats like individually wrapped chocolate lollipops or candy. Not only will the recipients be thrilled about your new arrival, they'll appreciate the unexpected snacks. If you really want to make a statement with the news of your baby, hire a singing telegram to deliver your message." -- Alison Bernstein, general manager of GigMasters, an event marketplace

Infuse Your Personalities

"Incorporating hobbies of the couple is fun. Your announcement can speculate that baby may grow up to be a baseball player, a runner, a reader, or a cyclist. Only time will tell!" -- Anne Churchill, CMP, owner and event/wedding planner of AnnaBelle Events and Jubilee Planning Studio, Columbia, Missouri

Combine It With a Holiday Card

"Our youngest's birth announcement was unique, because we were lazy and didn't do it on time! So, we combined a birth announcement with our Christmas card! The front of the card had our youngest on it with her picture and weight, name, birth time, and arrival information, while the back had 'Merry Christmas' and family photos. Way to kill two birds with one stone! And save on postage!"

It's OK to Be a Minimalist

"Don't beat yourself up if all you want to do is find a clear photo, log in to a site that lets you pick a design, and then have them printed. Boom. Seriously, not everything has to be a huge production. You have a newborn. You're so freaking tired!"

Do It Digitally

"Don't hesitate to do it as an email or digital card!"

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