There is no better piece of mail to receive than a birth announcement! Am I right? I love receiving them in the mail from friends and family, and took great pride in choosing and sending them for our two sweet boys.
I know a lot of people already know all about Luke because I've shared all about him already on social media, but there is still something so special about a good old fashioned announcement! I like to think it's more substantial because people will hopefully put it up on their refrigerator or glance at it for more than a second like they do on Instagram, Facebook and all that.
Now that I have finally addressed and mailed them off I am thrilled to share them with you!
As for choosing the announcement... I was pretty torn about how I wanted to pull of Luke's announcement. I
decided against doing professional newborn photos, and tried do take
some myself, which didn't turn out as I had hoped. I had taken some
pretty cute photos (all on my phone!) in the first few weeks of his life, so I decided
to use them instead. And poor Luke, a true second child, did not get to
have his own shining moment on his own card, and had to share it with his
brother and mom and dad.
Anyway, I love that I was
able to find a card at Minted that satisfied all my needs. It's a New
Year card, but also a birth announcement, and it could accommodate the
number of pictures I wanted to use. Isn't it nice when things work out
just the way you'd hoped for them to?
So, welcome to the world, Luke! We love you SO very much and we're SO very proud to announce your birth!