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10 Legitimately Cool Baby Announcements That Your Friends Won’t Throw Away

So, you finally had your baby. Congratulations! What are you going to do now? If you still have a lot of time to kill on your maternity leave and have exhausted all your Netflix reserves, it may be time to fall into the Internet vortex that is baby birth announcement ideas.

You can present your new bundle of joy in style with a cool announcement your friends won’t hate, like these top 10 picks:

1. Hipster Say What? The perfect, understated announcement for your new hipster baby: Like mother, like daughter…

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batesmeron.com

2. Personalized Organic Baby Blanket: Can’t argue with a minimalist, personalized announcement like this little gem.

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etsy.com

3. Literal Baby Stats Done Right: All you need are a few kitschy props (or Photoshop), and you have yourself a baby announcement photo shoot.

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pinterest.com

4. Baby-Less Announcement: Take a picture of a clever baby keepsake paired with a fortune cookie style announcement. No muss, no fuss.

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pinterest.com

5. Ornate Baby Announcement Melon: I don’t even know what to say except BABY ANNOUNCEMENT MELON. Take a pic of this sweet creation and send it to all your friends.

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photos1.blogger.com

6. Nesting Dolls Card: If you plan to send out a mass announcement, this card is perfectly adorable when you open a mother doll to find a baby inside. Don’t forget to include a snap of your newborn in the card.

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cuttingcreations.blogspot.com

7. Baby Mug Shot: This birth announcement screams funny parents with a sense of humor. Not gonna lie, I’d probably splash this one all over my Facebook page.

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babyology.com.au

8. Baby Scavenger Hunt: Look, there’s an adorable baby! Now you get to piece together all the clues to figure out her name, birthdate, and stats. Have fun…

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greylikesbaby.com

9. Keepin’ It Real: I’m preferential to this birth announcement because it has a hefty dose of newborn reality. Sweet, adorable baby girl on one side, crying, red-faced monster on the other. Now we’re talking.

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disneybaby.com

10. Baby Ahoy! This may be a bit niche, but I personally think this nautical birth announcement is freaking rad. It includes an adorable picture with the “launch date” and baby stats listed in nautical terms, like displacement and length.

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sideshowpress.blogspot.com

Love these? Check out the creepiest baby birth announcements on the Internet!

If you want to be really awesome, you can download classy free J.Crew e-cards to send to all your friends at PaperlessPost.com.

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  • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

    these are super cute. can I do one for my rat?

    • LadyClodia

      I would LOVE to see one for your rat!

    • Alene

      I am imploring you to get on Shutterfly right now and make that happen.

    • Valerie

      omg please do.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I HAD TO GIVE HIM A CRUNCHBERRY IN ORDER TO TAKE A SNAP

    • Bethany Ramos

      LOLOLOL

    • Valerie

      He is a whore for the crunch berries.

    • Alene

      This would stay on my fridge until the end of time.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      THE BEST!

    • LadyClodia

      Thank you!

    • candyvines

      Why do you hate the roof of his mouth?!?

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Listen, in his brain if I give him a crunch berry on occasion he acts like he won the damn lottery. if he could cry with joy he would

    • candyvines

      The pain is almost always worth it.

    • Rachel Sea

      The pain is totally worth it.

    • Linzon

      This would totally go on my fridge for a long time.

  • Alene

    Anybody else have to take a second look at “passy” in the first one? That cursive font…

    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

      I am so glad I read this comment, because I was going to say the same thing.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      I don’t understand why some people spell it “passy,” like how are you deriving “passy” from “pacifier?”

      PACI PACI PACI

    • Arlene Erickson

      well, as much as one can misspell a made up word.

    • Kendra

      My first thought was along the lines of “that arrow is not anywhere close”….this is how I know I’ve been hanging out here too long.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

      Me tooo…..so confused.

    • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie

      Yeah, I had to stare at it for like five minutes before I realized that was an “a” and not a “u”…

    • K.

      And yet, I still want that birth announcement.

    • SunnyD847

      For a second I thought it was their way of announcing the baby’s gender. I was like, eww!

  • LadyClodia

    Some of these are super adorable. My favorite is the Jagger one.

  • Guest

    I’m going to be honest, if someone sent me a birth announcement without a picture of the baby its going in the trash.

    • candyvines

      Even with a photo of the baby I would keep it for a few weeks then chuck it.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      Yeah, if I REALLY like you I might let your baby’s face grace my fridge and get splattered with marinara sauce for a week or two, but I am a person who throws away cards my own grandma sends me. I’m just allergic to clutter.

    • JenH1986

      Mama H would put them in a photo album because she likes babies. Then when the album was full she could toss those out and start over. That way no offended parents were all “BUT MY BABY’S PICTURE” and they never asked to see the baby photo announcement book. Now though she’s more like “Not my grandkid, don’t care” and tosses them.

    • candyvines

      That stuff will take over your life if you let it.

    • K.

      I still chuck any ones I get…but I still really like getting them!

  • JenH1986

    3, 7, 9 are my faves. Now can we talk about some of these names? Elkin? Spink?

    • Kendra

      I was kinda hoping Elkin was a last name.

    • JenH1986

      It’s a middle so I guess that’s good at least. But…yeesh.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      Yeah, Spink :(

    • JenH1986

      It’s a middle name, but I still see that kid catching hell.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      Just one vowel off from “spunk”

    • Armchair Observer

      And one consonant from Stink. Middle school will be h-e-double-hockey-sticks for that kid.

    • Spongeworthy

      Spink is…unfortunate.

    • SunnyD847

      Maybe it’s the mom’s maiden name?

    • JenH1986

      I’m going to hope that’s the case. In which case it still sounds stupid as a middle name, but I will be slightly less judgmental about that.

  • Megan Zander

    It’s annoying the heck out of me that paci is misspelled in the first one, well, as much as one can misspell a made up word.

  • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Kay_Sue

    Kind of mad I never thought of the baby mugshot…

  • Cruelty Cupcake

    I would still throw all of these away.

    • Linzon

      I didn’t know we were supposed to keep them in the first place!

  • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

    Baby mug shot is right up my alley.

  • chickadee

    J. Crew e-cards what?

    And I have to agree with Cruelty Cupcake….they’d all end up in the trash. And you just removed a massive baby from your person. Pamper yourself and buy some cards to send out.

    P.S. #1 makes it look like the baby’s knee is 7 pounds, 5 ounces. That is all.

  • Anony-Mom

    Ok, the misspelling on paci/passy is KILLING ME ON THE INSIDE. Should have just spelled out pacifier, but if you shorten it, it is clearly paci, because pacifier is not spelled “passifier.”

    • Guest

      When I see passy it looks like gassy to me.

  • Spongeworthy

    Oh #8…no one cares that much to sort through all the crap from your junk drawer. If I want to find the hidden pictures, I’ll read Highlights magazine.

  • JulesInNC

    The carved papaya is an impressive feat. We had a local Thai market that you could hire to do a whole carved fruit spread for a fancy party or whatnot. One day my husband came home with an ornately-carved papaya that they gave him as a gift. (He’s half Thai, very handsome (yes, I’m a bit biased), and cooks–all the old Thai ladies there pretty much loved him.)

    • Bethany Ramos

      I love fruit carvings so much.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      I carved a watermelon to resemble a brain for a Walking Dead premiere party. I also made deviled eggs that looked like zombie eyeballs. I’m just a regular ol Martha fucking Stewart.

    • Bethany Ramos

      NOOOOOO that’s the best!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      idc if you are about to have a baby pics or GTFO

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      The brain pic is in progress but tbh it didn’t end up looking much better than this. Nailed it.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      you are the fucking tits

    • JulesInNC

      BRILLIANT.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      I wish I could take credit for the brilliance but they’re all over Pinterest

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    My fridge is the only place I can handle visual clutter, and yeah, every birth announcement we receive goes on the fridge. I keep it fresh by decorating them with amusing magnets. Right now there’s a photo of a friend’s baby wearing a magnet sombrero, and a picture of my niece sleeping sweetly…surrounded by magnet monkeys.

    We got a Frida Kahlo magnet set. It’s the best.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    I think these ones are kinda cute

    http://rattle-n-roll.com/html/home2.html

  • keetakat

    I saw #10 and I thought, “Wow, what a strikingly beautiful bab—-WTF? ‘SPINK??’ Awww… poor lil’ feller.”

  • Melissa

    Cute, but with any extra free time I find myself with, I think I’ll sleep. These birth announcements scream “I have a full-time nanny”.

    • Bethany Ramos

      YES.

  • Younique Snowflake

    Those names…
    Landon, Jagger, Elkin, Nolan…YUCK.

    • Rachel Sea

      SPINK. If it’s a nautical thing they should have gone with Spinnaker or something. It’s still stupid, but at least it doesn’t sound like anatomical slang.

  • AP

    Call me cynical, but I send out Christmas cards every year. I know how much postage costs. I know how much printing cards costs. I know how much time it takes to design a cute image. I know how much time it takes to track down everyone’s address, address the cards, and find a neighborhood mail drop box that actually picks up regularly.

    And I know how much time it takes and money it saves to shortcut it and send the cute designed image as an in-line attachment in Gmail.

    • Natasha B

      I do too. Nice, double sided, quality 5×7. And I keep all the photo ones we get. I wish more people still sent them out!
      The braggy Christmas letters though? F that noise. They go in the trash before I read them.

  • squib

    We did those wrappers that go around Hershey bars and say “HEREHEIS” with all the data on the back set up to look like ingredients. Who doesn’t want to get a chocolate bar in the mail? Eat the chocolate, toss the announcement, everyone wins!

  • Elissa

    Oh god, #9. How much do I love a teeny baby named Joan? SO MUCH.

  • SunnyD847

    I LOVE the I-spy themed one. All of them are pretty cute, really, but I’m with you guys on some of those names. No bueno.

    My dad was in the navy and my birth announcement has me as a “new recruit” and my parents are commanding officers, my siblings are my shipmates, etc. It was printed in the base newspaper, so it’s not fancy, but I think it’s cute.

  • may1787

    If I sent my grandparents the “I Spy” version, they would have no idea what it was talking about and essentially it would be announcing nothing. Just give it to me straight. Baby pic, height, weight, birth date and time. Its easy for the oldies in my family.

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  • canaduck

    Ryder Spink Davis? His name is Ryder Spink??? Why would you do that to an innocent person?

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