There is hardly any other piece of news quite as powerful and moving as discovering that a new child is on the way. Whether the newborn is a boy or a girl, the profound joy that you feel when you get the news can hardly be matched. Likewise, you should not hesitate to share this wonderful happening with your family and all of your friends. Homemade birth announcements can ensure that your announcement is as special as your new arrival is. In contrast to store bought announcements, homemade birth announcements are an instant keepsake of a momentous event.
Homemade birth announcements, like the generic kind, are typically only the size of a postcard. In rare cases, they may be in the “tri-fold” format instead. Either way, there is not much space and there are no real complications to how things are laid out, so even someone with no design experience can make a great announcement with some thought. A good way to get started on this is to draft the interior text first so that you know precisely what you are going to say on the inside of the announcement. This is a good first step to build your momentum.
Perhaps the easiest next step is to decide on a color for your homemade birth announcements. Many families will decide to use a color that traditionally represents the gender of the new child. For example, blue for a boy and pink for a girl. The “proper” shades of these colors can be found easily with a little research. However, it is not inappropriate to use a “prestige” color instead, such as slate or goldenrod. This might be especially a good idea if you do not know the child’s gender, do not wish to share it, or wish to be more unique.
There is usually only a small space for a graphic or illustration in any homemade birth announcements, but this is to be expected. After all, these announcements tend to be subtle. The news involved is so important and so grand that there are few ways to “dress things up. ” The goal, instead, is to make something beautiful that represents the moment and allows those close to you to keep a new memento. The type of illustration or graphic that you use is completely up to you. Angels and doves are both very respected themes that you might use.
When you first get the news of a new arrival, homemade birth announcements may be the very last thing on your mind. However, bear in mind that you will want to build up many wonderful memories of your new child from the first moment. Creating homemade birth announcements is a good way to make something that will be cherished. Perhaps it is time to get a scrapbook to save all of the wonderful keepsakes that you will gather along the way? A beautiful family tradition could begin when you make your very special announcements. Why not get started on them right now?