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Friday, April 13, 2007

Birth Announcements?

Do I need to do them?

8 comments:

twolinesonastick said...

Well, you don't HAVE TO but I think they're fun! Who doesn't like getting a picture of your baby in the mail? I made my own (I am kind of into making cards and scrapbooking though) and then all I have left to do is fill out the date/weight and add a picture. A lot of people just do the ones that you order through snapfish or whatever- like the postcards with the photos- that would be easy!

Kathryn said...

i think you should definitely do them for the non-email folks -- grandmas, aunts, whatever (although my grandma is on the internet). everyone else can jsut get a high def photo by email to post on their fridge. you're busy -- don't stress yourself out!
xoxo,K

eipwek said...

I think I'm going to send announcements to everyone that attended my baby shower or sent a gift and also to family members that live scattered about the country.

Several acquaintances and extended family members that I don't know very well or talk to very often generously gave our baby gifts, so on top of the standard thank-you-card I thought they might enjoy seeing the sweet little baby who will be wearing the outfit (or whatever) they bought.

Chrissy said...

I never got around to doing them with Ryan (and we were short on cash) but really loved the ones we made for Cole. I really enjoy getting them and find that I'm much more likely to enjoy them via an announcement than via email (which I love too but erase after showing people. really though you shouldn't feel obliged if you have no desire to do them.

Anonymous said...

I second the idea that you should send them to the non-web connected people.

These are my favorite!
http://wrappedhersheys.com/grp.cfm/ct/1/pgc/101

Shanley said...

Who cares about what you need to do. Do you want to do them? How do you feel when you receive them from other people?

Shanley said...

ooh, but you know... we have these adorable magnets now that are in need of a picture.

And I have some extra magnets here that you could send to people who don't have one.

Professor Starobrno said...

yeah, just send them to the non-web people.
Congrats by the way. Send me a cigar... you can't buy Cubans over here. Oh wait, you can. It's THERE that you can't.