liam’s birth announcements

February 27, 2014


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 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!

Posted in: documenting, motherhood

Comments on liam’s birth announcements

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    From Nora:

    I was so thrilled to receive Liam’s birth announcement! It’s on my fridge and seeing his face in the morning makes me smile. So thank you :) And I love the treatment you did on the back with washi tape and the stamps. You’ve got class, friend. xo

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    From Cait:

    Those are super cute!

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