You have just found out you are expecting a baby – congratulations! It is such an exciting time isn’t it? The big question is, who do you tell first? Your parents, the in-laws, your boss, or your best friend? Or do you get creative and find a novel way to surprise your friends and family all at once with a big reveal on a zoom call or social media? Here are our top tips on fun ways to announcing your pregnancy news.
SHARING THE NEWS THAT YOU ARE PREGNANT WITH YOUR PARTNER.
Social media is full of fun videos of couples playing the ‘big reveal game’ However, if you want something a bit more personal and just between the two of you, Lucie from Lula Design Co., design beautiful cards and prints for all kinds of special occasions like this. Here is one of her intimate cards with a poem from ‘bump’ just for Daddy. See more of Lucie’s fabulous designs here. https://etsy.me/3cXXYMb
TELLING YOUR PARENTS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BECOME GRANDPARENTS.
Once you and your partner have had time to get used to your pregnancy, maybe now is the time to share this wonderful news with your parents. How about gifting them a super cute pair of soft knitted booties with a note telling them they have been promoted to Grandparents? This is a novel gift, bound to make them smile, especially if they were not expecting the news! Rachel on Etsy has a whole range of announcement gifts just like this in her store Woolly Budgie and you can customise the gift to suit the recipient. https://etsy.me/2PfDaYu
PERSONALISED BABY GROW FOR A SIMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA REVEAL.
A handmade, personalised baby grow is a great way to tell the world you are expecting an addition to the family. Once again, Etsy is the place to look for a designer who can create a beautiful, personalised garment like just for you. You could pack the baby grow into your hospital bag, it may come in handy if you have not quite settled on a name yet! This personalised baby grow is also another novel way to tell your partner you are expecting!
We love this cotton babygrow by Spoilt Baby UK, an Etsy seller. See more creations from Team Spoilt Baby here. https://etsy.me/317A0Zq
INCLUDE PHOTOS OF YOUR FIRST SCAN IN A SOCIAL MEDIA DIGITAL IMAGE.
If you are choosing to wait until the end of the first trimester before you do your big reveal, you could incorporate baby’s first official photograph into your social media reveal! If you need some creative inspiration, you can call on the talents of a designer, who can create a digital image for you to share on your social media channels, a memory that will show up each year to remind you of this exciting time!