Samstress -- I love that announcement, it's darling. And such a pretty name!
Originally Posted by quinbearzmama
Also- not sure if anyone would be interested, but if you send a birth announcement to the White House (you can google for exact office/address) you get a letter back from the current president welcoming baby into the world. Something neat for the baby books!
awww, that does sound awfully neat!
Originally Posted by WeAreAllOne430
I'm on the fence about baby showers..I think that each baby should be honored by a celebration of sorts, but necessarily a typical baby shower. I'd like to do a blessingway this time around, and my mom also wants to throw a little shower for me after the sprout is here (she suggested perhaps a diaper party where family/friends could purchase a cloth diaper to help with the stash) or something else needed? I told her I appreciated the thought and if she wanted to throw one I would, of course, be there, but I didn't want anyone to feel obligated to come ...???
This is my first but I definitely like the idea of each baby being honored, welcomed, etc. by a celebration. And even though this is my first, I'm hoping my baby shower can sort of have more of a blessingway feel to it. My stepmom is throwing mine and going to let me give her input , so I'm hoping it can be more in this direction.
Originally Posted by summatime
I've noticed there are some really great options on Etsy.
Looooove etsy. I've noticed though, if I'm really looking for something, I have to dig and dig, and then when I'm just browsing, it seems to easy too find stuff I love!
As for me - I'm definitely going to send out an email and post a little announcement on facebook with a photo after the birth, and then I'll send out a more formal announcement as well, hopefully just a couple weeks to a month after she's born. Hopefully... haha.
My husband's cousin had a really cool wedding invitation, it was 5x7 postcard style, with one of their engagement photos on the front, and that's it, just the photo. Then on the back, was all the information for the wedding, etc. The picture was so lovely and I didn't have a lot of photos of them, so I framed it to place with other family photos on the wall. I was thinking I would do this idea for the announcements, so that way the front is a lovely photo and all the info is on the back. I really like plain designs though....! :)