What do you Write on a Baby Announcement Card?
Words by Utterly Printable
A baby announcement card is the perfect way to announce the arrival of your new bundle of joy to all your family and friends. Your loved ones have been eagerly anticipating this moment since you announced you were expecting, so why not make the occasion extra special by sending them a personalised new baby card showing off your precious new son or daughter.
Here at Utterly printable, we have an extensive collection of thoughtfully designed and affordable birth announcement cards. So whether you’re looking for a traditional boy or girl announcement, or prefer something sweet and gender neutral, we’re sure you will find a design you love.
Once you have chosen the perfect design for your baby the next step is to decide on how much detail to include in your card. Traditionally most people include the following key details:
Baby’s full name.
Make sure you include the full name of your son or daughter including any middle names.
Don’t forget to include your names as the proud (and exhausted) parents alongside any proud big siblings.
Baby’s birth details.
Family and friends love to know the details so if you’re happy to then don’t forget to include the exact date and time baby was born alongside their birth weight and height.
A welcome message.
Consider including a sweet welcome message, see our wording templates below for inspiration
The main reason for sending a baby announcement card is so that your loved ones can go all gooey eyed over your precious new bundle. So, whether it’s one, two, or even three precious new-born photographs they’re guaranteed to be a hit with your recipients.
An invitation to visit.
If you can’t wait to introduce your new baby to all of your loved ones face to face, then include a message at the bottom letting people know you’re open to visitors.
When and who to send your announcement to?
Etiquette dictates that you have up to 6 months to send out your formal baby arrival announcement card. However, many parents prefer to do this as soon as possible after baby’s safe arrival. One handy tip is to select your design and address your envelopes prior to baby’s arrival so that when he or she arrives you can quickly fill in the extra details and get them sent out with very little hassle. A new baby announcement is usually sent to family and close friends, but make sure to include everyone who attended your baby shower. You can also double up the announcement card with a simple baby thank you card for those who have kindly sent gifts. This will save you time and makes sure your loved ones know how much you and baby appreciate the gesture.
Example word templates for inspiration:
Traditional birth announcement wording:
Anna and James Grey
are happy to announce
the arrival of
Alexis Lucy Grey
October 10, 2019
7 pounds, 6 ounces | 19 inches
Please help us welcome our little bundle of joy
Isabella Harriet Smith
April 28th 2019, 7 lbs 11 oz., 21in.
Love, Anna and James Smith
George Daniel Wood
Born February 16, 2020
12:24 PM, 7lbs., 8oz., 21in.
Love, Anna and James Wood
Baby boy announcements:
Babies are such a joy,
we’re excited to welcome our new baby boy!
George Daniel Smith
Born May 19, 2019
7 pounds and 9 ounces
Anna and James Smith
Our little man has arrived!
George Daniel Wood
Born on March 11, 2019
9 lbs | 22 in
Anna, James and proud big sister Evelyn
Baby girl announcements:
We’re tickled pink to have a new baby daughter!
Olivia Rose Smith
Born June 9th, 2020
6 pounds and 8 ounces, 17 inches
Love, James and Robert Smith
Welcoming a baby sister to the Wood Family
Evelyn Grace Wood
March 10th, 2020
5 lb 10 oz 22 in
Katie, Anna and George
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