// 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.


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?


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!)


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.


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.

// PAPER LOVE // Love Letters

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Love Letters don’t have to be a thing of the past.

At If It’s Paper, we have declared 2018 to be the year of the handwritten note. We are holding strong to our New Year’s resolution, and the month of February is a great time to express your feelings to someone you love.

Need a little inspiration? Check out this love letter from Johnny Cash to his wife June:


Swoon….. But if you are feeling a little tongue-tied, a simple "hello, I love you" does the trick.

So whether its for a birthday or to a special Valentine, pick up your pen and grab a piece of paper. Send some paper love.