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After nine months of anticipation, many parents are eager to share the news and usually mail their birth announcements soon after the baby is born. Another nice touch is to use a photo card birth announcement and incorporate a photo of the baby.

Baby’s Digest Magazine Cover Birth Announcement

So what should you say on the birth announcement? The basic elements of a birth announcement are the baby’s name, the parents’ names, the date of birth, and the weight of the baby. Anything included beyond that is up to you. The announcement can be written in the third person for a formal composition or the first person for an informal or imaginative composition. Look through our wording gallery for some more wording ideas.

An example of formal birth announcement:

Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Henning
joyfully announce
the birth of their son
Michael Lawrence
Friday, the twenty-second of December
at three o’clock in the afternoon
7 pounds, ten ounces
twenty inches

An example of informal birth announcement:

We joyfully announce
the birth of our son
Michael Lawrence
December 22nd, 2005
at 3:00 p.m.
7 lb., 10 oz.
20 inches
Proud parents
Julia and Gabriel Henning

Choosing the perfect wording for your birth announcement may take time, but have fun with it. Don’t be afraid to add your own personal twist or humor to the announcement. Whether you decide to compose a poem, recite Shakespeare, invoke your favorite quotation, or keep it short and sweet, the idea is to express your joy and pride in your own personal way.

Read more on Etiquette for Birth Announcement.

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