Telling your loved ones you’re expecting is one of the most exciting milestones in your journey. Not only is it an opportunity to celebrate with those closest to you, but it can also make your pregnancy feel real. After spending a cherished few weeks basking in the pregnancy bubble with your partner, the novelty may have worn off. You’re ready to tell people you have a baby on the way, and you want to find a fun and creative way to do so!
When should I tell people I’m pregnant?
Although it’s up to you to decide when you want to tell people you’re expecting, the majority of individuals wait until the end of the second trimester. The first two trimesters have an increased risk of miscarriage and other complications.
By the end of the second trimester, you’re likely to have a visible bump. Not only is this an indication you should tell people before they realize themselves, but it’s also a great opportunity for a photoshoot. Organize a professional photoshoot showcasing your bump. Once you’ve decided on a photograph you like, send it to friends and family via email or on a card. A decorative card with a personalized message is more sentimental, but in the digital world, online communications mean you can make your announcement sooner!
Save the (due) date
Another style of pregnancy announcement card you can create is a save the due date. Much like a traditional wedding save the date, you can tell people the date you’re expecting your baby. However, we wouldn’t get too attached to this day. Ultimately, your baby is in charge of when they enter the world, and unlike a wedding, this is subject to change!
Include your other children
Adding another bundle of joy to your family changes the dynamic. If you already have children, the prospect of a new sibling can be equally thrilling and nerve-wracking. Try to include your children as much as possible on this new journey. One of the sweetest ways to do this is by including them in the announcement. Have them wear a ‘big brother’ or ‘big sister’ T-shirt or involve them in creating the cards you’re sending as part of your announcement.
Include your pets
If this is your first child, you can involve your pets in your announcement. Although they might not be able to hold a pen to decorate your card, they’ll still look super cute in a slogan T-shirt— and they’ll make an adorable big brother or sister!
Share your scan
Keep things traditional and make your pregnancy announcement by sharing your scan. Whether you slide it over to your parents at dinner or post it on Facebook, sharing a scan is a simple yet moving way to let others know you’re expecting.
Your pregnancy announcement is the first in a line of celebrations. Once you’ve shared the news, you can begin planning your baby shower and organizing a babymoon. Make sure to commemorate the occasion in a way you’ll always remember with one of these six unique baby announcement ideas.