Creative newborn announcements are becoming a growing tend amongst new mamas and papas. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, or just a little something to make your day, here are our top, cutest baby announcements!
I have a brand new little nephew: Oliver James Meessmann, born in London on 5th May (amazingly on the same day as my daughter Violet), a cute bundle of gorgeousness. We got the exciting confirmation that he’d been born late in the evening by text, you know the usual ‘mama and baby doing well’ type thing – but then received the most amazing little birth announcement, a creative way of announcing Oliver’s entry into the world. When my eldest was born, all of 5 years ago, my husband and I spent hours photographing every perfect detail and creating a collage to send out to friends and family as a big shout out that he’d arrived. Middle child got something a little less time consuming (no collage, single image) and poor little Violet got the hospital text and a couple of whatsap piccies (sorry darling, I promise that we love you just as much as your brothers!).
Mamas are getting so creative with the birth announcements they’re sending out these days – and I’ve seen so many awesome ones that it’s almost made me consider having a 4th (I said almost). With minimal props and a little imagination you can create the cutest keepsakes and photos for your newborn’s debut into the world. And if you want a little help with capturing those magical moments, Singapore is teeming with awesome photographers with bags of experience and a passion for shooting those beautiful bumps and teeny babes.
Here are a few of my fave new baby announcements and pics to inspire you, share with your preggers friends or just make your heart melt a little – starting with little Oliver’s of course.
LOVE this idea – we get to know baby’s name, weight, time of birth and all that jazz – and I know I’m biased but isn’t he just the most gorgeous little guy ever, and so alert, clearly he’ll be a superstar and a total genius.
And here’s one which is obviously done by a pro at this type of layout.
And another “factual” one in a far more graphic style, perfect for the new hipster parents!
How sweet is this? – fresh and new and still curled up. And that ‘old man’ face and enormous yawn just melt my heart. Just remember to wear the same clothes in each image, or it won’t quite have the same effect!
I was totally useless at remembering to take photos at each stage of my pregnancies – and I wish I’d done something like this. From that magical moment of first finding out that you’re expecting to cuddling your precious newborn, I love this little photo collage tracking the miraculous journey.
A simple and really cute idea – lay your little bundle on a newspaper from the day of their birth (or one with a fitting headline) – they’ll be the lead story of course.
Newborns sleep in the most amazing array of positions and pull the cutest faces. How cool are these photos and doodles? We’re super inspired by this mega creative series of baby images by Adele Enerson.
If you feel like having a bit more fun with things and know your friends are up for a laugh (as opposed to being horrified!), we had a giggle at this…
I’m sorry but if this doesn’t make you well up and cry a little then I don’t know what will – how completely adorable is this big brother/baby sister image? Simply amazing.