everything you need to know about birth announcement wording

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! The birth of a baby is a momentous occasion. You’ll want to share the good news with all of your loved ones. Birth announcement cards are the perfect way to spread the news widely. This is a beautiful time, but you’re probably not getting a lot of sleep, so you might need some help thinking of birth announcement card ideas. We’ve created this guide to help you sort through all the details. Whether you’re looking for funny, formal, or sentimental wording, we’ve got a wide array of unique birth announcements that will capture your joy and personal style for this special moment.

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Little Introduction by Pixel and Hank

Little Introduction by Pixel and Hank


What you say in your baby’s birth announcement depends on your personal style. If you’re feeling overcome with emotion and want to share it, send a sentimental card. Maybe a funny birth announcement is more your style. Or maybe you just want to keep it simple. Sending the name, stats, and a photo is more than enough for some people. Anything you say in the text of your card can be paired with a simple “Welcoming,” “Presenting,” or “Announcing,” followed by your little one’s name. Here are the stats you don’t want to forget:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Time and place the baby was born
  • Parent(s) names
Botanica Frame

Botanica Frame by Laura Hankins

Classic Monogram

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Fig and Cotton

by Fig and Cotton

Austin, TX

Just Me

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Lehan Veenker

by Lehan Veenker

Chicago, IL

Welcome Ribbon

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Erica Krystek

by Erica Krystek

San Diego, CA

Hello Sweet baby

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Jessica Corliss

by Jessica Corliss

Iowa City, IA

Ideas for Birth Announcement Wording


  • Our hands and hearts are full
  • Announcing with pride and joy
  • We are thrilled to announce
  • He/she/they will be loved
  • Over the moon!
  • And baby makes three (or however many are in your family)
  • Worth the wait
  • Love at first sight
  • She’s/He’s here!
  • Welcome with love
  • With full hearts, we announce…
  • We are overjoyed!
  • Welcome to the world, little one!
  • So glad you’re here
Purest Joy

Purest Joy by Kimberly FitzSimons

Funny announcement

  • Boy are we in trouble…
  • New kid on the block!
  • Troublemaker in Chief
  • We did a thing
  • We made a human
  • Oh boy, here we go again
  • Worth the morning sickness
  • OMG we’re parents!
  • Look out world!
  • Welcome with love
  • With full hearts, we announce…
  • We are overjoyed!
  • Welcome to the world, little one!
  • So glad you’re here
Cuteness Runs in the Family

Cuteness Runs in the Family by Jackie Crawford

Sibling-included Birth Announcements

  • [Older sibling’s name]’s sister/brother is here!
  • And that makes four! (or however many are in your family)
  • Best friends forever
  • Full House!
  • Meet my brother/sister!
  • [Older sibling’s name]’s new role!
  • Worth the morning sickness
  • OMG we’re parents!
  • Look out world!
  • Welcome with love
  • With full hearts, we announce…
  • We are overjoyed!
  • Welcome to the world, little one!
  • So glad you’re here

Siblings by Corinne Malesic

Formal Birth Announcement

  • Presenting
  • Just the child’s name and stats
  • Introducing
  • Welcome
  • Announcing
  • [Parents’ names] are pleased to announce
Blissful Welcome

Blissful Welcome by Olivia Raufman

Religious birth announcements

  • Joy to the world!
  • We are blessed
  • God’s grace
  • L’Chaim!
  • Mashallah!
  • By the grace of God
  • Armful of heaven
  • Heaven on Earth
  • A gift from above

Blessing by Lea Delaveris

Gender-focused birth announcements

  • Sugar and spice!
  • Oh boy, we’re in trouble!
  • Tickled pink
  • It’s a boy/girl!

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Sweet Everleigh

Sweet Everleigh by Hooray Creative

Grandchild announcement

  • We just got the best job in the world! Grandparents!
  • Presenting our newest grandbaby
  • Proud grandparent!
  • Announcing our grandbaby!
  • Promoted to grandma/grandpa/grandparents!
Magazine Block

Magazine Block by Maria Hilas-Louie

Twin Birth Announcements

  • Double the fun!
  • Double the trouble!
  • Twinning
  • Asked for one, got two!
  • Best friends forever
  • Surprise! It’s Twins!
  • We were just as shocked as you, there’s two!
  • Twice as nice
  • Two cute!
  • BOGO free promo!

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Two Cute

Two Cute by Creo Study

Birth announcement quotes

  • “A person's a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” — John F. Kennedy
  • “A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.” — Carl Sandburg, American poet
  • “A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • It takes a village to raise a child.— African proverb
  • I love you right up to the moon – and back. Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You
  • Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one c“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” –Dr. Seuss , The Loraxan see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
  • “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” –Dr. Seuss , The Lorax
  • “Oh the places you will go!” –Dr. Seuss

Flourished by Everett Paper Goods

Examples of longer birth announcement wording

If you’re looking for something more thorough, you can include longer birth announcement wording. Here are a few examples of longer notes you can include with your birth announcement. Feel free to mix and match.

  • We are overjoyed to announce that Gray Adam Sweeney was born at 7:15am on June 1, 2022 at Cedar Brook Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He was 8lbs 1 oz and is 22 inches. Mom is doing great and Harper (3) was so excited to welcome his little brother. We can’t wait to celebrate with you soon!
  • On May 31st, 2022 our beautiful baby girl Anna Louise joined our family. It was love at first sight and we are so grateful that both mom and baby are healthy. She came into the world weighing 7lb 4oz and is 20 inches.
  • Jill and Ben Arthur are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Charles “Charlie” Davis, born at 6:22am on Saturday August 17, 2022. We couldn’t be happier!

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Monogram Block

Monogram Block by Robert and Stella

Brandy Folse

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Brandy Folse

by Brandy Folse

Norfolk, VA

Spring Blooms

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Alice Nelen

by Alice Nelen

Long Beach, CA


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Jessica Williams

by Jessica Williams

Franklin, TN

Sweet Love

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Juneau Designs

by JJuneau Designs

Quezon City, PH

How to choose a photo

Selecting a photo for your baby’s birth announcement can be hard! If you’re like most people, you probably already have a lot to choose from. The first thing you’ll want to decide is, who do you want to be in the picture? Some people prefer to have the whole family, while others just want to showcase their new addition. If you have another child, you can also feature the siblings—or even a pet! If you’re going to involve a professional photographer, you’ll want to make the appointment before your child is born. This can be tricky since many people don’t know exactly when the baby will be born, so you’ll want to schedule a few weeks out from your due date.

That said, it’s not necessary to include a professional photo. You may not be feeling up to it! So feel free to go with one of your own that you already have. Choose one that you feel captures what your baby looks like and gets a clear picture of the baby’s face. If you want to take a new one yourself, you can dress the baby in a favorite outfit and lay him or her on a neutral background like a white blanket. Just make sure the image is high enough resolution, so it isn’t pixelated. When in doubt, trust your gut. If you like the picture, chances are, others will too.

Some parents prefer not to send a photo of their baby, which is completely fine. Consider non-traditional images like just a picture of the baby’s hand (see above). Or you can choose a tasteful no-photo card with just stats and any other information you feel comfortable sharing.

So Current

So Current by Carolyn MacLaren

Why do a birth announcement

Birth announcements are a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends and maintain your relationships. While it would be great if you could reach out to each person in your life individually, you’ve got a baby to take care of! Sending a birth announcement card is a much less time-intensive way to keep your loved ones up-to-date about this important milestone. Whether you’re reaching out to high school friends who you haven’t spoken to in a long time or friends and family you’re in excellent touch with now, a birth announcement card reinforces those bonds.

Who to send your birth announcement to

It’s best to come up with your list of birth announcement recipients before your baby is born, when you’re better rested. But if you ran out of time, that’s perfectly understandable. We’ve created a list of people you might want to consider sending birth announcements to, to help jog your memory. Some people like to share the news widely, telling everyone they’ve ever known. Others are more private, preferring to just share the news with their inner circle. Think of this list as a catch-all list where we’ve pulled together everyone we could think of. Feel free to scratch some people off, if that doesn’t feel comfortable to you. The key thing when creating your list is to ask yourself, “Will this person be happy to hear this news?” If the answer is yes, then send!


People love reconnecting over birth announcements, so if it feels right, send your announcement widely, even if you’ve lost touch with someone. It could be a great chance to reconnect. And don’t forget to include obvious recipients like grandparents and siblings. Even though they already know your good news (and were maybe even present at the birth!), they’ll enjoy having the announcement as a keepsake.

  • Your parents and grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins)
  • Close friends
  • Neighbors
  • Friends from childhood
  • Friends from college or grad school
  • Anyone you included in your baby shower
  • Family friends
  • Colleagues you are close to
  • Friends’ parents
  • Mentors

Heaven by Phrosne Ras

Should you send a birth announcement to coworkers?

Not everyone likes to send birth announcements to coworkers, preferring to keep their home life separate from their work life. That’s completely fine. Just trust your instincts, and if something makes you uncomfortable, don’t do it.

Some people prefer to send birth announcement cards to friends and family and send an email to colleagues. For emails to colleagues, the same rules apply. You’ll want to include the baby’s birth stats, name, and anything you feel comfortable sharing about how you’re doing. And, if you’re comfortable, don’t forget to include a photo of your newborn!

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Garden Fox

Garden Fox by Hannah Williams

When to send your birth announcement

The general rule of thumb is anytime in the first six months, but the sooner the better! It’s always more fun when you get to share the news first. And you want to share your good news while it still feels fresh. You can speed things along by doing some prep before your baby arrives by selecting your design, creating your recipient list, and choosing your wording before the birth.

When the baby comes, all you’ll have to do is select a photo and enter in the stats. If you can’t get to the birth announcement right away, that’s okay. People know that your hands are full!

Mini Safari

Mini Safari by Jenna Holcomb