The announcement of a new baby should be special and unique. Photo birth announcements are popular since digital photo technology makes producing personalized photo baby announcements easier than ever before. The photo can be uploaded at most baby websites and parents can receive the photo birth announcements right at their door - eliminating a trip to the store with a newborn baby! And as with all birth cards, photo baby announcements are becoming more sophisticated and can show the individual personality of the new family.
Birth cards with simple, touching phrases or poetry are always popular for announcing your new bundle of joy. By adding the baby's name, birth date, length and weight, parents can still personalize the announcements for their new baby without the photo. A separate picture can always be inserted with the baby cards for those family and friends that may want a photo to display. You can find sample birth cards wording ideas, birth announcements wording verses and baby announcements sayings on many websites to assist you.
However, the most popular trend in announcements is the photo baby cards. After all, what family member of friend would not appreciate receiving this sleek and personal touch. It is not necessary to go to a professional photographer either. Just make sure the picture is clear, has nice contrast and features the baby. If the picture is taken too far away or the lighting is dark, the announcements might not look its best.
While it is best to send traditionally announcements within two weeks after the birth, it is acceptable in today's hectic life to send them later. If the birth announcements are sent when the baby is two to three months old, try sending customized photo announcements with either a newborn baby photo or a current picture of the baby. Recipients, especially those distant relatives and friends, will appreciate a photo of the new baby regardless of the baby's age when they receive the announcements.
Seasonal trends should also be considered for the announcements, and photo birth cards are no exception. If the announcements will be going out near a major holiday like Christmas, Thanksgiving or Independence Day, parents can make them unique by using the colors of the season for the photo card. Parents can also consider using seasonal props (i. e. Christmas stockings, pumpkins, American Flags) in the photos for the baby.
Another fun idea for personalized, unique photo birth announcements is to use props that are unique to the family or parents. For parents that play golf consider taking a picture of the baby on the putting green with Dad, or if the family plays soccer, take a picture of the baby with a soccer ball. The options are endless and can match the design and color scheme of the photo announcement itself to further add to the charm.
Trendy color choices range from traditional baby pastels to deep hues for all birth cards. In all color schemes, parents should consider choosing colors in the announcements that match or complement the baby's outfit or surroundings in the photo. If the photo is cohesive with the colors on the card, the announcement will look more professional.
About the Author: Sarah Porter is Author of several articles including Imprinted Baby Announcements , Inexpensive Birth Announcements Cards and more.