Baby Boom: Sweet New Baby Announcement Messages.

How To Word Your Custom Birth Announcement Cards.

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Congratulations on your new baby! Now that you are finally able to hold them in your arms, it’s time to introduce him or her to friends and family with stylish and unique baby announcements.

However, it can be hard to find the words to fully express your joy and pride at the birth of your child, so we have put together a birth announcement how-to guide to help you along the way. With card messaging ideas suitable for both baby boy announcements and baby girl announcements, and even twins/multiple baby birth announcements, you are sure to find the right wording to suit your little one!

Photo baby announcements

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Create New Baby Polka Dots Baby Girl Announcements (also in blue)

birth announcement is the perfect way to let everyone in your circle know about your baby. It’s also an easy way to share photos and important information about your baby, and a photo baby announcement created on Snapfish is sure to delight your loved ones! After all, a picture is worth a thousand words so let your little one introduce him or herself to your friends and family with a big smile.

Including a photo in your new baby card allows you to keep your birth announcement wording short and sweet, as the focus will be on your baby’s big blue (or brown, green or grey) eyes. If you have chosen your favourite baby picture for your birth announcements but still haven’t decided what to write, take a look at our baby announcement text examples below.

What should I write in my new baby announcement card?

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In any birth announcement, new parents should include basic information about their newborn. Your loved ones will be dying to know the little details about your new baby so here is a guide to what you could include:

Parents’ names: Don’t forget about the proud big siblings, either— they will want to be a part of this very exciting time.

Baby’s name: This is your son or daughter’s first introduction into the big world (which definitely calls for a formal intro). This means including baby’s full name including any middle names. So your announcement should read “Josephine Mary Smith” instead of “Josie.”

Date, time and place of birth: Your loved ones want to know when to wish this new member of the family a happy birthday, and many new parents also like to include the time of birth along with the date, as it makes for a wonderful birth keepsake. An example would read: “Born at 4:53 am on 15th May, 2021 in Glasgow Maternity Hospital.”

Weight + Height: These are the little details we all want to know. If you choose not to include the specifics, you can still reassure loved ones that mum and baby are healthy and doing well.

How to write the date on baby announcements

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International (British) Date Format: Day, Date Month Year. E.g. Monday, 13th January 2021

American Date Format: Day, Month Date, Year. E.g. Monday, January 13, 2021

We recommend including the day and the year on your baby announcements to turn them into beautiful little family keepsakes for your loved ones.

If you want to write out the date in words then only the day of the week and the month should be in capital letters. E.g. On Saturday, the sixteenth of August two thousand and twenty-one.

Birth announcement message tips

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If you’re also adding a personalised new baby announcement message, here are some ideas:

  • Hello, my name is (baby name).
  • The wait is finally over! We’re thrilled to welcome (baby name).
  • Hello, world! Introducing our bundle of joy (baby name).
  • On (birth date), we were blessed with the arrival of (baby name).
  • Dreams do come true!
  • It’s official! (Baby name) arrived on (birth date).
  • (Parents’ names) welcome the newest addition to the family, (baby name).
  • (He’s/She’s) here at last!
  • It’s a boy/girl!

Baby Girl Announcement Ideas

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  • Pretty in pink! Meet (baby name).
  • Once upon a time, a little princess was born. Meet (baby name).
  • Announcing our darling daughter, (baby name).
  • It’s a sweet little baby girl!
  • We’re tickled pink to announce the arrival of (baby name), our new baby daughter.
  • Introducing (baby name), the new queen of our hearts.
  • She’s sugar. She’s spice. She’s everything nice. Meet (baby name).

Baby Boy Announcement Ideas

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  • Oh boy! Meet (baby name).
  • Our little man has arrived!
  • There’s a new king of the house! Please welcome (baby name).
  • Hello, handsome! 
  • Introducing our bouncing baby boy, (baby name).
  • Our baby came dressed in blue! Please welcome (baby name).

Funny Baby Announcements

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  • Our home has grown by two feet!
  • There’s a new (boy/girl) in town!
  • Look who decided to show up!
  • Look what the stork dropped.
  • Here we grow again! Welcoming (baby name), a new (sister/brother) for (sibling name)
  • (Sibling name) would like to announce the end of his/her reign as the only child. Introducing (baby name).

Baby Announcements for Twins, Triplets and Multiples

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  • Twice the love, twice the joy.
  • We are “two” happy to announce (baby names).
  • Two times the love—and the dirty nappies!
  • The best things come in threes.
  • We asked for one miracle, and we got four! Please welcome (baby names).

Baby Announcements for a Younger Sibling

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  • Welcome (baby name), a new (sister/brother) to our family!
  • Our newest addition, (baby name), has arrived!
  • Oops, we did it again!
  • The sequel is here! Welcome (baby name)!
  • Our superhero needed a sidekick!

Quotes for Baby Announcements

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  • “If I am thinking correctly,” said Winnie the Pooh, “a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.”
  • “Ten little fingers, ten perfect toes, fill our hearts with love that overflows.” – Unknown
  • “A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty.” – Unknown

Birth Announcements for Premature Babies

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  • The stork came early!
  • We couldn’t wait to meet our baby, so he/she arrived a bit early! Introducing (baby name).
  • (Baby name) couldn’t wait any longer!

Traditional baby announcement wording

Traditional baby announcements are usually written in the third person with mention of the proud parents first. Read on for some examples of traditional baby announcement wording for more inspiration.
 
Lauren and William Holmes,
are happy to announce the birth of their daughter
Isabelle Mary
Born on Wednesday, the fourteenth of April
two thousand and twenty one
at 5:34 in the morning
Weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches

Please join us in welcoming
Isabelle Mary
to the Holmes Family
Born on Wednesday, the fourteenth of April
two thousand and twenty one
at 5:34 in the morning
7 pounds 6 ounces 19.5 inches
Love, Lauren and William

 
Lauren & William are delighted to announce
the birth of their daughter
Isabelle Mary
Born on Wednesday, the fourteenth of April
two thousand and twenty one
at 5:34 in the morning
7 pounds and 6 ounces & 19.5 inches 

Lauren, William and big sister Jane,
are delighted to welcome
Isabelle Mary
to the Holmes family
Born on Wednesday, the fourteenth of April
two thousand and twenty one
at 5:34 in the morning
7 pounds 6 ounces 19.5 inches

Informal or funny baby announcement wording

If you want a more informal baby announcement wording then you can opt for poems or cards addressed from your baby’s siblings or even a birth announcement written in the first person on your baby’s behalf (think “Look Who’s Talking”). Read our informal baby announcement message examples below for more ideas.
 
Introducing Jakob James Cheshire
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021 at 6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in
Love, Sarah & George

 
It’s official- we are now the proud parents of a new baby boy
Jakob James Cheshire
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021
6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in

 
I have a new baby brother and can’t wait for you to meet him
Jakob James Cheshire
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021
6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in
Love Niamh

 
With hearts filled with love,
we proudly introduce our son Jakob
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021
6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in

 
Big sister Niamh is thrilled to welcome her new baby brother to the world
Jakob James
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021
6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in

 
Tiny hands, tiny feet…
There is someone new for you to meet!
Introducing Jakob James Cheshire
Born on Saturday, 6th June 2021
6:34 pm
9lbs 1 oz
19.5 in

Free at Last
After 9 Long Months, we welcome Jakob James Cheshire
September 6th June at 6.34 PM
9 pounds, 1 ounce
19.5 inches long
Proud Parole Officers, Sarah and George Cheshire

Who Receives A Birth Announcement?

A new baby announcement is usually sent to relatives, close friends, and anyone who went to your baby shower. If you’re on a budget or don’t feel that you will have enough time to send a large number of formal announcements, you could send paper announcements to just your closest friends and relatives. Then, you could do an email or Facebook announcement to let everyone else know about your baby’s birth.

When To Send A Birth Announcement?

The ideal time to send out announcements is right after the baby is born. However, this is a very busy time for new parents, and if you can’t get the announcements out right away, that’s completely fine, as etiquette states that you have up to six months after the baby is born to send out your formal announcements.

If you aren’t going to send your announcements straight away, it’s a good idea to send a quick text out as soon as the baby is born to inform relatives about the baby’s arrival and that hopefully everyone is healthy and well.

Whether you opt to keep your new baby announcement cards simple, traditional or fun, we have a wide array of new baby card designs that will suit your new son or daughter.

The birth announcement message options are endless, so use our new baby messaging suggestions above as a handy guide and let your creative juices flow! We are sure your birth announcements will reflect the personalities of your growing family and we can’t wait to see them on our social media feeds. Remember, you can tag us @snapfishUK or #snapfishuk on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and even Twitter.

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Once your customised birth announcements are sent out, don’t forget to save a screengrab from your saved projects to include in your baby’s first photo book and check out our New Baby Guide for welcoming gift ideas.