If you think postcards can only be used for traveling and holiday family photos, think again.
When your baby is ready to make his or her introduction to the world, making a postcard is often the cutest way to spread the good news. With features like fun typography, adorable photos and your newborn’s name and birth information, this piece of stationery makes it easy to tell your friends and family about the newest addition in your life.
Here are 10 birth announcement postcards that will melt your heart:
10. Minted: Infographic Birth Announcement Postcard
Smart and chic, Minted has a wide selection of indie-designed postcards — especially this birth announcement.
With three different color schemes that are gender neutral, this can be used for a baby boy or girl, and it highlights important details of the birth in a very unique way.
The text and arrangement of icons state the time of birth, parents and weight and are all very eye-catching — not to mention, you can put a cute image on the right side of the postcard as well.
9. Pear Tree Greetings: Hello Postcard Birth Announcement
Simplicity is the key to making a big statement with this Pear Tree Greetings birth announcement postcard. With large modern block text and a contemporary style on the back of the card, you are sure to catch everyone’s eyes.
Best of all, you can put a large photo of your newborn on the front, which surges the cuteness factor of the entire piece.
On the backside, you can customize the color scheme and write what you want your friends and family to learn about the new baby. For the modernists of the world, this postcard is for you.
8. Card Store: We're Expecting Postcard
Cardstore is a mecca of customization and personalization with a little touch of guidance. This postcard provides a photo overlay that announces you have a bun in the oven, but allows you to add your own photo and text below.
With a playful tag line and text style that stands out, this cute postcard appeals to everyone.
If you want to put a photo of you and your partner on the postcard but also announce you are expecting, this is the perfect choice.
7. Moo: Happy Families Postcard
Because Moo designs are all custom-made by professional designers and artists, the pack of cards you get is sure to be unique, beautiful and charming. The Happy Families postcard is a great example, with multiple designs that suit the arrival of a newborn.
Go against the grain, and try one of these simple, illustrative postcards, like this little girl and her puppy.
These postcards have a little element of surprise because of the minimalist feel, so family and friends will have to flip them over to find out what’s happening. If you’re going for simple and cute, Moo is the way to go.
6. Baby Favors 4U: Sweet Scallops Birth Announcement
Full of charm and simple as can be, this modern postcard is perfect for announcing your new baby to the world.
With gender neutral colors and style, your baby boy or girl will be introduced in a very sweet way with this layout from Baby Favors 4U. You can even put your return address on the back for easy mailing.
Personalize this postcard with some gorgeous black and white photos of the baby to stand out from the green background. You can even add details about the birth on the front to make this more personal.
5. Simply To Impress: Christmas Postcard
For those of you lucky enough to have a baby during the holidays, Simply to Impress has a wonderful selection of baby announcement postcards that give you a two-for-one deal.
Wish your friends and family ‘happy holidays’ while showing off your newborn by using this Christmas postcard. The red, white and gray colors work for a boy or a girl, and the postcard has room for a cute photo with some info about your baby.
Answer all the questions your loved ones have with this postcard, listing the newborn’s name, birth time and weight.
4. Zazzle: Pea in the Pod Postcard
For postcards that are designed by people like you and me, check out Zazzle‘s selection of birth announcement postcards. This unique “Pea in a Pod” postcard is catchy and different.
Using play-on words and a cute little cartoon baby, it will give people just as much excitement as you have while awaiting the newborn’s arrival.
To top it off, you can customize the postcard on the back by writing whatever you want next to a little flower design.
3. Funky Pigeon: Happy Days Baby Girl Postcard
Funky Pigeon offers postcards for every occasion, especially newborns. There are multiple layouts that come in two designs to appeal to a baby girl or boy design, including this “Happy Days Baby Girl” postcard.
If you want to show off your baby’s cute face and have a simple tagline with his or her name, then this postcard is perfect for you. Using one photo and some simple text can go a long way.
Personalize this postcard as much as you want by uploading a photo from Facebook and writing something creative on the front ribbon.
2. Jolly Edition: High Seas Baby Announcement
If you are looking for custom-made postcards that have a unique flare, Jolly Edition is the place for you. This original design made for a couple is a great example of their work.
Adorable drawings with bright colors and simple but bold text grace each postcard, making them eye-catching and fun to look at. Step away from the traditional style of using photos, and instead try something like this.
It’s sure to wow your friends and family while spreading the exciting news.
1. Tiny Prints: Calypso Birth Announcement Postcards
With proceeds from Tiny Prints birth announcements benefiting Baby2Baby, a non-profit organization that provides low-income children with the basic necessities to live, how could you pass this opportunity up?
The “Calypso” postcard is perfect for your baby announcement because it has neutral colors that can be used for a boy or girl and can be customized.
Using a simple font and color scheme that doesn’t distract from your newborn, this postcard can be used as a canvas to show off some different shots of the baby and even some of the excited family members (like you!).
Show Off Your Cute Bundle of Joy On a Postcard!
When announcing the birth of your new baby, don’t hesitate to bring back the old-school trend of using postcards. They’re cute, fun and quick to look at. You’ll be happy with the result, and so will your family and friends.
Photo sources: TinyPrints.com, JollyEdition.com, FunkyPigeon.com, Zazzle.com, SimplyToImpress.com, BabyFavors4U.com, US.Moo.com, CardStore.com, PearTreeGreetings.com, Minted.com.