Examples of cute birth announcements

If your loved ones heard all about your “we’re expecting!” or pregnancy announcement or came to your baby shower, they’ll be eagerly awaiting your birth announcement. 

When that moment finally happens, you’ll want to let everyone know the amazing news in a lovely way. To help you share your excitement, here are some of our favorite ways to make a birth announcement — plus some wording ideas and birth announcement card designs we love. 

What to Include in Your Birth Announcement

You can keep your birth announcement short and sweet with just the key details — like your little one’s name and date of birth. There’s no pressure to give away all the details of your bundle of joy, but if you want to here are some more ideas on what to include in your baby announcement: 

  • Baby’s name
  • Birth date
  • Time of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Weight at birth
  • Length at birth
  • Names of the parent(s)

If you have a photo card, it’s also a lovely idea to share a snap of your newborn. Choose your favorite baby photo so far, and include it on the front of your photo birth announcement card, your social media post, or in a message to loved ones. 

3 Lovely Ways to Make a Birth Announcement

Birth announcements: Masterpiece Announcement

Design: Shari Margolin Design (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

There’s something so joyful about a birth announcement. You have a gorgeous new member of your family to introduce to everyone, and it’s such a heartwarming moment. If you’re ready to let everyone know that your new baby has arrived, here are some beautiful ways to make that happen. 

1. Send a Personalized Birth Announcement Card

There’s something so special about a card landing on your doorstep or in your inbox announcing the arrival of a new bundle of joy. It’s one of the best types of mail to receive for someone that’s been excited throughout your journey. 

Sending a baby announcement card is the perfect idea if you want to create something more permanent than a social media post, and with Greenvelope, opening the online card is a real moment. 

We have a huge range of birth announcement cards to suit everyone — whether you love a minimalist monogram, striking metallic typography, watercolor overlay, or bright polka dots. Look for a greeting card design that matches your style, then customize the template even further with colors, photos, and text. It’s easy to make it feel special, personalized, and unique to your new arrival. 

2. Share a Homemade Video or Photo Book With Loved Ones

If you’re super creative or just love making family keepsakes, create a homemade video or photo book to reveal the news to your friends and family members. It’s fun (though a little time consuming). Not only do you have a great way to share your news, but it’ll be a lovely way to hold onto the memory.

Film clips of your days leading up to the arrival of your baby plus some precious moments in the first few days. Edit them together to make a beautiful DIY video or digital photo book that showcases your journey into parenthood to share with your loved ones. 

3. Post a Birth Announcement on Social Media

These days, most of us are active on a social media platform or two, at least to occasionally update our Facebook for loved ones. If that’s you, why not share a birth announcement on social media so everyone can enjoy the news?

Find your favorite photo of your new addition, and craft a sweet caption to go with it. Or, simply announce “They’re here!” along with a cute snap of some tiny feet. This is a great way to get the news out to people you’re not as close to, after you’ve already shared the details with your closest friends and family members.

Birth Announcement Wording Ideas to Inspire

Once you’ve found your ideal baby birth announcement card or your top photo for your social media post, you’ll need to craft a caption to go with it. To help you translate those hazy newborn feelings into words, try out these birth announcement wording ideas. 

Sweet Birth Announcements

Flowerbed Announcement

Design: Eve Schultz (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

Create a real “aww!” moment for your friends and family members as they open a birth announcement card with one of these adorable, heartfelt wording ideas. You can’t go wrong with a sweet message that draws attention to just how loved your new baby boy or baby girl is. 

  • They’re here! [Name] has arrived safe and sound
  • We’re so excited to share the news that our new bundle of joy has arrived
  • Welcome to the newest member of our family, [Name]
  • It’s a joy to share that we’ve welcomed a lovely baby into the world.
  • Welcome to the world, little one! 
  • Our journey is just beginning, but this is the best start ever. Welcome, [Name]

Funny Birth Announcements

Birth announcements: Paint Chart Announcement

Design: Hudson Meet Rose

Even though this is a huge life moment and something very exciting, it’s okay to have some fun. If you love to show your funny side, here are some cheeky birth announcement wordings to make your loved ones smile. 

  • They actually let us be parents! Introducing [Name]
  • Stocking up on diapers and loving it! Welcome home, [Name] 
  • We’re back to pulling all-nighters, but it’s now for a sweeter reason

Multiples Birth Announcements

Birth announcements: Two Happy Announcement

Design: Creo Study (photo courtesy of Julia Kinnunen Photography)

Welcoming twins, triplets, or more? Here are some lovely wording ideas to help you break the news that your babies have arrived. 

  • Uh oh, we’re officially outnumbered! Welcome home, [Name], [Name], and [Name]
  • Double the diapers, double the love. Introducing [Name] and [Name]
  • There are lots of tiny hands to hold and they can’t wait to meet you soon!
  • Show some love for our gorgeous [Twins/Triplets]
  • Welcome our sweet bundles of joy to the family! 
  • Our family has grown by [Number], and so has the amount of love we have to give

Adoption Announcements

Birth announcements: Stronger Than Blood Announcement

Design: Claudia Owen (photos courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

Adopting a newborn is super exciting for any parent, so we love the idea of sending an adoption announcement when that big moment happens. If you’re welcoming a new baby to your family through adoption, here are some sweet ways to honor them: 

  • Introducing our gorgeous new baby — the perfect missing puzzle piece
  • Being a parent is the best thing in the whole world. We’ve loved you since we brought you home, [Name]
  • We’ve always felt you were one of the family. Now, it’s finally official! Welcome, [Name]! 
  • The journey was a long one, but our sweet child was more than worth it
  • You’re our family through and through. Welcome to team [Surname]! 
  • We’re beyond excited to welcome [Name] to our family!

Our Favorite Birth Announcement Cards

There’s something so beautiful about sitting down to create, personalize, and send a card to share the news of your child. With so many choices available, you can find something that feels perfect for your family, then make it your own with personal photos and notes. 

Ready to find your perfect announcement? Take a look at our most adored birth announcement cards. 

Soft Sweet Florals Baby Announcement Card

Birth announcements: Soft Sweet Florals Announcement

Design: Flowie Studio

There’s something so innocent about watercolor blooms, and this soft sweet florals design is no exception. Choose from gorgeous green, yellow, or purple hues, then add your own photo and wording to personalize. 

Golden Child Baby Announcement Card

Golden Child Announcement

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, LLC (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

If polka dots and metallics are your thing, you’ll love this golden child announcement card. Those soft pastel colors mixed with the metals and contemporary accents give this card a cute yet modern feel. 

Intro Note Baby Announcement Card

Intro Note Announcement

Design: Snow + Ivy

We love that there’s space to craft a story about your newborn in this intro note design. Share those sweet little details in a fresh way alongside a big, bold photo of your new family member. 

Sweet Stamped Stats Baby Announcement Card

Birth announcements: Sweet Stamped Stats Announcement

Design: Jen Montgomery (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

If you want to visually share those baby details, this sweet stamped stats design could be ideal for you. Capture their date and time of birth, plus their length and weight, right next to your precious bundle of joy. 

Big Honeycomb Baby Announcement Card

Big Honeycomb Announcement

Design: Pedaller Designs (photos courtesy of Julia Kinnunen Photography)

Sometimes, one photo just isn’t enough. Luckily, this big honeycomb design offers you space for three of our favorite newborn snaps. Paired with a striking modern color scheme and contemporary shapes, this baby announcement card stands out from the rest. 

Share Your Joy With These Birth Announcement Ideas

Your loved ones will smile so hard when they see your birth announcement. Whether you break the news with a video you’ve edited or a beautiful birth announcement card you’ve personalized with baby’s first photos, this moment is sure to become a fond memory. 

We hope this guide helps you to put together a birth announcement that feels perfect for your little family. Decide how you want to share your joy, think about which details you want to include, and get inspired by our wording ideas. Then, take a look through our collection of birth announcement cards to find a design that honors your love for your new bundle of joy.