From tiny onesies to twinkly lights, the holidays are the merriest time of year with a little one to celebrate. Naturally, you want to share your joy with friends and family by creating beautiful birth announcements.
Looking for ideas on how to create something meaningful? Then get inspired by these five ideas on how to create the perfect holiday birth announcement.
1. Hire a Professional Photographer
Everyone is suddenly an expert on Instagram filters. But creating a beautiful holiday birth announcement starts with a beautiful photo — and capturing one is trickier than it sounds. Knowing this, think about composition, posing, lighting and editing.
Instead of doing it on your own, turn to a professional who can create beautiful images. This way, they can focus on design while you focus on being a new parent. Ready to take it one step further? You might even consider joining the new trend of hiring a photographer to capture the delivery room.
2. Keep it Simple with Lots of White
Use white as a unifying color theme and let the pictures speak for themselves. According to professional designers, white space attracts the eye and implies sophistication, creating a timeless, frame-worthy masterpiece.
3. Choose High-Quality Paper
The standard glossy photo paper may seem a little dated in 2019, so treat it like you would a flip phone — with a touch of nostalgia from far, far away. Instead, opt for high-quality paper with a thick cotton texture and a matte or shimmery, pearlescent finish. You may even choose a signature silhouette shape like rounded corners or scalloped edges to make your announcement truly one of a kind.
4. Focus on One Event
There are lots of things happening around the holidays. So make it easier for everyone to focus by featuring just one amazing photo on the front of the card and one smaller photo on the inside or back of the card. A collage on the front of your holiday card will just look like more clutter on your friend’s fridge, and collages are so 1990s high school yearbook anyway.
5. Make it Personal
If at all possible, include pertinent birth information somewhere on the card. People go crazy for the stats — height, weight, time of birth, head circumference and more. Okay, maybe not that last one, but still. Say it up front on all the cards. Then, personalize each card with a handwritten note to the recipient and sign your name. Something simple like “can’t wait for you to meet him!” is perfectly acceptable. Even though you’re extra busy now, going this extra mile around the holidays makes people in your life feel valued.
Make Your Holiday Birth Announcement Your Own
No matter your personal style, you can create the perfect holiday birth announcement by following these five simple principles: hire a pro for the photos, feature one photo and lots of white space, opt for high-quality paper, and make it fun and personal.