Baby Announcements: Getting it Right the 7th Time Around...

I'm not sure if this makes me a neglectful mother or not but... I have never sent out birth announcements for any of my babies. It must at least be a violation of the code of honor of Pinterest users. It's not that I don't adore them or want to share their preciousness with the world... I think I'm just usually so preoccupied with mothering that it doesn't get done. However, this is one of the advantages of birthing 7 children... I have yet another opportunity to address these lapses.

I'm a creative person... I could make my own. But at this point, I don't even want to make my own. I want to cuddle my baby and take pictures and let someone else put all of it together.

I've been pouring over the sweetest templates over at Tiny Prints. I have ordered from them before so I know how easy it is to drop a photo in and press go... they do all the gorgeous design. I have held their products and received their announcements from others and don't need to be convinced about the beautiful product.

All I have to do now is make sure I get one or photos of the little princess after she's born, plop one or more into a Tiny Prints template, and press go. I've got my templates narrowed down... to a few dozen. There are so many pretty ones. For example...

Traditional Toile: Tea Rose

Tiny Butterfly: Chocolate

Clearly, it is the beautiful babies that make these cards as precious as they are. But the designs are the icing on the cake. 

Tiny Prints also has an option where they will address, stamp, and mail your order for you. If I didn't love personally signing cards, I could easily see using this option during post-partum weariness.

Now all I need is that beautiful little baby mug to play around with. Waiting more or less patiently... less actually. Much less patiently. I'll have to write later about my TWO false labor starts so far. Two. And I'm supposed to be an experienced mother! Speaking of all of that... I'd love to either have a baby tonight or sleep well. I've been striking out on both counts this week.

Posted on July 7, 2013 and filed under "baby announcements", "pregnancy".