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Baby shower and Baby Announcement Etiquette: How To Welcome Your Little One


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Baby shower and Baby Announcement Etiquette: How To Welcome Your Little One

  1. 1. Baby Shower And Baby Announcement Etiquette: How To Welcome Your Little One Presented By: Pear Tree Greetings Thursday, August 12, 2010
  2. 2. Sending Birth Announcements & Baby Shower Invitations • Telling the world about your bundle of joy and inviting family and friends to share in the celebration is made even more exciting and thoughtful with uniquely designed photo cards made from your family photographs and designed by you. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  3. 3. Traditions & Innovations The pinks and blues of yesteryear have given way to a wider variety of color schemes, shower etiquette, and personal touches on your baby announcements and baby shower invitations. Men are welcome, adoptions are celebrated, and you create the experience best suited to you and your baby. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  4. 4. Timing Is Everything • Birth announcements are sent out as soon after birth of your baby as possible, and certainly within six months. • Baby showers are generally held 2 months prior to the expected delivery date. • Baby shower invitations should be sent out 2-3 weeks prior to the event if the guests are all local and 6-8 weeks in advance if guests must travel to attend. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  5. 5. Early Planning Prevents Emotional Meltdowns • Plan early to avoid post-birth exhaustion. • Create an address list. • Stock up on stamps. • Browse announcement and invitation templates, pictures, and other options. • Prepare everything about the announcements and invitations ahead of time. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  6. 6. Who Receives A Baby Announcement? • family • friends • neighbors • co-workers • old college roommates • doctors & dentists • everyone appreciates receiving a baby announcement! Thursday, August 12, 2010
  7. 7. Who Gets A Baby Shower Invitation? • The Dad-to-be! • Maid or matron of honor • closest friends • immediate family • siblings Thursday, August 12, 2010
  8. 8. Birth Announcement And Baby Shower Themes • Holidays • Seasons • Family tradition • A favorite team • ABC’s and 123’s • Mother Goose • Baby animals • Storks Thursday, August 12, 2010
  9. 9. Birth Announcement Etiquette • Start with an introduction (a poem, verse, or heartfelt statement) • Infant’s full name • Birth details: date, weight, length • May also include birth location and time (especially in case of multiple births) • Birth and adoption dates are both used in adoption announcements • Gift registry information is not included • Personal notes are not required or expected Thursday, August 12, 2010
  10. 10. Wording Baby Shower Invitations • Begin with a message inviting guests to join the fun. • List the host or hostess’ name and contact information next. • Introduce the guest of honor. • Date and time of the event come next. • Write out the day of the week. • Location information. • RSVP deadline. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  11. 11. Taking Baby Announcement Photographs • Use a neutral background. • Eliminate distractions in the picture. • Ensure that baby is well-fed and rested ahead of time. • Use diffused natural light sources. • Place a light behind baby’s head for a halo effect. • Have a favorite person stand behind the photographer to get baby’s attention. • Remember that sleeping babies are lovely. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  12. 12. Special Touches & Good Ideas • Use only 100 lb. card stock or better. • Prearrange a plan in case the mother-to-be gets too tired at the shower. • Avoid uncomfortable social situations by ordering a few extra announcements and invitations. • Add matching thank you notes, calling cards and stationery to your order. • Pre-printed return addresses save a lot of time. Thursday, August 12, 2010
  13. 13. Presented By: Pear Tree Greetings provides easy to use and affordable online services for creating unique photo birth announcements, custom made baby shower invitations, holiday cards, and other photo greeting cards. Thursday, August 12, 2010