// PAPER LOVE // Birth Announcements

When you are expecting a little one, there are many moments spent day dreaming… that newborn smell, the first giggle, sweet little naps on your chest, picking out the birth announcements.

Wait, is that last one just us?

You don’t have to live in Windsor Castle to have a grand announcement for your baby! Royal or not, every baby is a prince or princess in the eyes of their parents. Sending out birth announcements is a time-honored tradition. And in this digital age, it’s a way to announce your newest addition with your family’s unique flair.

Are you more traditional? Go for a classic birth announcement. It will be a keepsake for you and your loved ones. My mother’s birth announcement, engraved in gold and pink, is framed and hanging on the wall in our home.

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Or go bold with bright colors and shiny foil. How about whimsical? The possibilities are endless.

You can add a photo on the front or back side. It’s so fun for friends and family to look at the birth announcement and pick out those family features that have been passed down through generation after generation. Whose nose does she have? Does he have grandpa’s hairline? Where did those dimples come from?

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On birth announcements, we typically include the full name of the baby, date of birth, weight and length. Some couples opt to include the time of birth, particularly if it was in the wee hours of the morning (Just in case you need to remind that little one, when they are sixteen years old and causing mischief, just what you went through to bring them into this world!)

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Don’t forget to list the parents name and include the proud big brother or sister. Was your little one named after a family member or dear friend? What a wonderful moment, for them to open up your birth announcement, and feel that connection all over again.

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Don’t let the digital world claim all the credit for announcing your little one. Sending your personal birth announcement lets you do so in your own style.

// WEDDING WEDNESDAY // A thank you to our brides...

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I have a little secret for y’all… I love my job. I had a bride come in the other day to pick up a sample of her wedding invitations. The bulk of the invites were being shipped to her mom’s house for addressing. But she wanted to see one in person. She came in, dressed in her business attire, super professional. I grabbed the invitation and handed it over to her. As she opened it, revealed the gorgeous envelope liner, and pulled out the invitation, she starting crying. It was such a sweet moment. I remember when she and her fiance had first come in to discuss Save the Dates. They are clearly smitten with one another. And we get to be a part of the day they join together for the long haul.


It is our immense pleasure to work with you during life’s most important moments. Although our blog is focused mostly on weddings, there are many other moments we are thankful to share. We get to celebrate babies with birth announcements. Help you put your best foot forward with new business cards. Stand by you during a vulnerable time when crafting the sentiment for sympathy acknowledgement cards.


If It’s Paper could be just another party store. A place to pick up some funny napkins, or grab a birthday card. But instead, you share your life with us. During this season of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you.