I didn’t do paper birth announcements for Meredith because I was too overwhelmed, but this time around I knew it was something I wanted to do, and I enjoyed putting these together.
I asked my brother (who is a designer) to come up with a basic template based on a few ideas I had, and then I tweaked his design in Photoshop Elements to fit my vision. I uploaded the files to overnightprints.com and I’m extremely pleased with how they turned out. It was a much cheaper option than anywhere else I’ve seen and I love that they are custom and the paper feels very high quality.
I ordered the white envelopes that come with the announcements (for a very small extra fee) and customized the back with some washi tape and stamps.
I worked on putting it all together for a few hours while watching Downton Abbey and then sent them on their way. I love how they turned out, and I’m happy I can mark one more item off my maternity leave to-do list!