When it came time to announce my first son’s birth, I had to do it in a stylish way! I wanted to create a classic birth announcement that had my signature touch of preppy pizzazz – but would still look current when Daniel looks back on it 20 years from now. His birth inspired our latest collection, “BABY by WH HOSTESS“, a series of perfectly preppy birth announcements, baby stationery and baby shower party collections that will make every mama drool. And his birth announcement is just a peek of our new collection, which is getting added to the shop weekly….
I wanted to showcase more than one photo of my sweet boy, although didn’t want it to look too busy. So I created an announcement with a gate fold, and a simple blue and white greek key front, and a collage back featuring 9 photos of Daniel with our family. Inside opened up to a large picture of my little angle, flanked by lattice patterned sides that shared all of his birth stats.
Daniel’s announcements were mailed the week of Christmas, and since I didn’t want to send out a separate Christmas card, I tied each announcement with striped ribbon and a small card featuring a photo of the three of us with the words “we believe”. These two, powerful words meant a lot to us after our 5 year mission to start a family, and then Daniel’s early arrival and 6 week stay in the NICU.
One of my personal favorite things we do for clients is full-color envelope printing. For these, I framed out the addresses with the coordinating greek key border and absolutely LOVED how they turned out!
I hope you enjoyed this peek into Daniel’s birth announcements and would love for you to take a peek at our new baby birth announcement collection. We’ll be featuring some of the new designs tomorrow on the blog….so check back soon!