There’s A New Baby In Town- The Birth Announcement


 New Baby In Town birth announcement design by

 So these went out this weekend. Finally. (Which is more than I can say for 2012’s Christmas Cards, which are still shrink-wrapped in my closet.)

The collision of awesome from Amy Columbus Photography and, who provided the announcements for me, made these cards way too fantastic to not get into our family and friends’ mailboxes at some point this year.

Oh sure, the cards say “This summer there’s a new baby in town…” but I’m banking on people being so blinded by the cute oozing off the beautifully designed, thick cards that they won’t notice that little detail while sipping their pumpkin spice lattes.

Note to expecting parents choosing birth announcements- DON’T PICK ANYTHING SEASONAL.

But you know when you do want to pick something seasonal? For the holidays, which happen to be unbelievably close. No really. My brain can’t process that it’s not still July. It’s frozen in time before I had a baby, and every piece of paper I sign (which is a lot because I have a kid in school now), I accidentally date as July something.

Anyway, the holidays. They are coming. SOON.

And if you’re starting to think about holiday cards, just launched their 2013 holiday collection. There are SO many options. Based on my experience with them, they are all super easy to customize, and the quality is top notch. I’m digging the postcards because they are less expensive and less waste, but no less adorable.

Screen Shot 2013-09-29 at 9.21.22 PM Sketchbook Foliage Holiday Postcard

AND!!  Right now you can lock in a 20% discount on your cards by buying a holiday card credit, BUT IT EXPIRES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH. (Yes, all caps yelling is required because BIG SALE DON’T MISS IT.)

They will also address the envelopes (or postcards) for you for free!

If I had taken them up on that, Lowell’s birth announcements would have gone out much sooner. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my ish together enough- meaning I couldn’t easily import addresses from random scraps of paper, old address books, and post it notes.

I’m happy to say this round of mass mailings spurred me to finally type in all those address to my digital contact book. So hopefully next time I order, the gorgeous cards won’t sit, waiting to be addressed for almost 2 months.

Though, if I’m being honest, I’m really quite proud of myself for getting these out before he turns a year old… or just shoving them in with his high school graduation announcements in 18 years. (You can’t say that wouldn’t be cool, right?)

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  3. Linda Winterbottom – These pictures are precious! The girls look very sweet. I love the family photos! Enjoy this special time. Love to all of you. Linda, Tad & family

  4. Gorgeous Mandy, love this Tilda, where can I get her from? Love those papers too and may need to visit your little craft shop for some of those metal oval frames, so cool.Hugs Tracy xP.S. If you get fed up of making boxes for your cards I now have 6 3/4 square

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