Send your baby’s birth announcement within 6 months of the birth.
Being a brand new parent is incredibly time consuming and adding another to-do list item — like sending the birth announcements — isn’t likely going to be met with much enthusiasm by the time the little one arrives. At the same time, if you wait too long to send your birth announcements the whole point is missed. Etiquette typical states to mail birth announcements within 6 months of the birth. After that, the little one won’t be much of a surprise and will be much bigger (hello, 1st birthday!).
Here are a few tips to making sure your birth announcements are mailed out on time without much extra effort.
Before the baby is born:
- Choose the design ahead of time.
- Collect mailing addresses.
- Have a plan for who will take the photos and when (especially if you’re hoping for professional newborn photography).
Getting the logistical elements out of the way will set you up to getting those birth announcements done with ease once the new babe arrives.
Need help collecting mailing addresses? Postable’ handy (and free) address collecting tool can do it for you.
After the birth:
- Have the photo session.
- Spend 5 minutes uploading your chosen photo(s), adding the personal details to your chosen design.
- Click send.
Postable will print, address and mail your baby’s beautiful birth announcements for you so you can dedicate all that extra time loving on your little one… Or you know, sleeping.