One of the most exciting times in life is getting to announce that you’re pregnant, so of course, you want to make it memorable. Announcing a new baby can be so much fun, especially if you make the pregnancy announcement itself into a photo keepsake.
Whether you’re sending the photo via email to family and friends, posting it to social media sites, or printing it on a postcard to arrive in the mail, those in your social circle will not only be overjoyed at your baby news but they’ll get a kick–no pun intended–out of your photo baby announcement as well.
With a little special staging, baby’s first keepsake could make quite a first impression. Here are ten adorable ideas for spreading the news:
1. Put a baby cap and bib on the dog “Sure, he’s cute, but it will look even cuter on the baby.”
2. Stack baby cereal, baby food jars, powder, lotion, baby shampoo, diapers and other baby products on a table. Take a silly picture of yourselves looking overwhelmed or mom looking giddy and dad looking overwhelmed and forward the photo to friends.
3. Take a silly photo of mom spoon-feeding a bib-wearing dad some baby cereal. Smear some around his mouth and chin or have him make a yucky face. Caption it “Hope the baby likes it better than he does. We’ll find out next year…”
4. Build a snow mom and dad with a baby snowman in between. Caption it: “We are snow happy to announce our ‘little’ big news”
5. Go to the beach. Place two pairs of adult flip flops and a pair of baby shoes in the sand. Write in the sand “The three of us are having a great time!” Post to social media or email to family and friends.
6. Begin a baby registry. Take a shot of the screen that shows mom and dad’s names.
7. Take a photo of mom wearing a shirt with a question mark on the belly. Mom should put her finger to her lips like she’s thinking or have her hands palm up in the air like she’s asking a question. Then, using Photoshop or scrapbook paper, make a frame around her that is full of girls and boys names to choose from.
8. Take news article text that states “The average cost of raising a child is…” and overlay it on a silly photo of a stressed out mom and dad holding tin cups that say “donations.”
9. Send a photo showing mom and dad sitting side by side in bed. Mom is reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and Dad is reading something like “Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies.”
10. Stage a photo with mom and dad wearing footie pajamas, snuggling with baby blankets and sucking on pacifiers. Caption it with baby’s due date month. For example, “Our dreams come true in May.”
However you choose to announce your pregnancy, be sure to make both hard copies and digital backup copies of your creative photo. This will be one special keepsake you’ll never want to lose.