As a new parent, you are most likely excited to be sending out your personalized birth announcements. This is such a happy time in your life, and you want to share your joy with the rest of the world. Before you send those modern baby announcements out though, you may want to take a second to make sure that you didn’t make any of the most common mistakes.
Common Mistakes Parents Make With Personalized Birth Announcements
Here are some of the more common mistakes that parents make when they are sending out birth announcements.
The Spelling- If you ordered your personalized birth announcements online, chances are you had to review a proof(s). While this probably saved you time and effort, you still need to make sure that everything was done correctly. You may have misspelled your child’s name in your hurry to order the announcements or the birth weight could have been misinterpreted. Check over the announcements before you send them out to avoid a potentially embarrassing error and having to reprint the entire order! More importantly, check your proof carefully before approving it!
The Photo- While you may believe that the camera loves your little one, your birth announcement photo may tell a different story. Check to see if the photo came out well, isn’t blurry, is in focus, and doesn’t have red eye.
The List- Before sending out your unique baby announcements, take a look at your list of addresses again.
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There are several aspects that you must consider when designing your baby announcements. You will have to decide on the background color, font, ink, photo, and baby announcement wording. When you are choosing what type of wording is appropriate for modern baby announcements, you may be confused as to what is accepted and what is not. No one wants to feel that they are ‘getting it wrong.’ Although there aren’t any hard and fast rules, here is some information to help you choose between formal and creative baby announcement wording.
Formal or Creative Baby Announcements
With a formal announcement, the wording in the announcement is generally spelled out completely. For instance, a date would appear as September 20, 2011 or 20 September 2011 instead of 9.20.2011 or 9/20/2011. The second example would most likely be used for a creative style of baby announcement wording.
Formal wording styles generally include the parents’ full names under the birth announcement photo, while creative announcements may only include the first names of both parents.
A formal announcement generally begins with the parents introducing the new infant. Creating wording may also begin this way, or another family member may be chosen to introduce the child. For instance, a creative announcement may begin by stating that an older sibling welcomes a new brother or sister into the family.
With a creative wording style, a child’s nickname may be placed under his full name to allow family and friends to know that the baby will be called by a different name. In general, formal styles only include the full formal name of the infant.
Combining the Two Styles
No set rules exist to govern the style or wording of unique baby announcements.
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Creating unique baby announcements with the assistance of a professional can be a fun and exciting process. While the professional will be taking your advice and turning it into the announcement of your dreams, though, you are the one who must come with the ideas that will make it unique. Some professional sites offer examples to help jump-start your creative thoughts and help lead you to new possibilities. You may need a little more assistance though. Here are some ideas that may help make your modern baby announcements truly special.
Truly Unique Baby Announcements
When you begin choosing the qualities of your affordable birth announcements, there are a few items that will help it stand out.
Photo- Choosing the right birth announcement photo can make all the difference. After all, what is more unique than a picture of your little one after birth? If you send your baby announcements out a few months after your baby is born, you may also want to include updated pictures.
The Motif- If you choose to not include a photo, you may be interested in a motif. These small artistic decorations can make your personalized birth announcements look as cute and adorable as your little one. Some professionals have a wide selection of motifs for you to choose from. You can pick one that represents your family and your little one.
The Font- While you may think that any font will do, you may be surprised how each one can make your baby announcement wording look and feel different.
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Not only are our new baby announcements chic and stylish they are extremely affordable. What makes our baby cards so stylish? Well it is a number of factors but it is the overall design and the sophisticated look that is created by the merging the design. This is possible thanks to digital printing which gives better and more control for design purposes. Design possibilities are virtually endless.
Our customers are the most important part of our business and for that matter any business and we are responding to the call for affordability while maintaining those same characteristics and appeal that continue to make Page Stationery a great brand for all types of stationery products.
The baby announcements are actually quite different from other brands and again, we are designing for the appeal of our customer. These baby cards are designed with the front of the card being an influence as well as the back of the announcement. Whomever receives one of these announcements will almost certainly flip the card over and be equally impressed with the design that appears on the back as well as the text on the front.
Further advancements in technology now allow picture perfect printing of photographs on cards as well. This aspect alone opens the possibilities for creative and amazing examples of your pictures being applied to stationery and other types of products as well. Even story books about a vacation you took last year can be digitized and printed for your collection. The creative possibilities are limitless.
Affordability of baby announcements has always been a concern for many new parents. Our letterpress customer doesn’t mind spending a bit more for that unique look and feel that only letterpress baby announcements can provide. But there are others who simply want a really nice card at a great price point and they want to get it relatively quickly. Rather than waiting 7-10 days for a letterpress announcement to get printed and shipped, the digital baby announcements can be shipped in 3-5 days or less after they are approved.
Just look at these examples of the new baby announcements and at how vivid and vibrant the colors are. See how well the back side can compliment the front? This type of complimentary design can really make the entire announcement “work” so much better than those with just the white card on the reverse side.
Here is another example using a sleek and sophisticated pattern to match.
I think you will be very pleased with these new announcements. They offer a wonderful, clean and concise way to announce the birth of your new baby.