Baby Announcement Ideas — Fun, Creative, and Fresh

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You know what they say, first impressions are everything. So why not make your baby’s extra special with these fun and creative baby announcement ideas.

Baby Announcement Ideas: Chalk Art

There are a lot of ways of incorporating chalk art into your baby announcement cards and photos. You can include a simple chalkboard theme in your announcement card design or you and your significant other can hold chalkboards inscribed with clever baby announcement wording in your baby announcement photos.

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Blackboard Adventures photograph by

Or, if you really want to make your baby announcements unique, you can create a detailed chalk mural that tells a story as a backdrop for your baby announcement photos.

Add the photo to custom photo cards and share the artistic snapshot along with your special news with all of your friends and family. They’ll be sure to hang on to it as a keepsake of your baby’s arrival for years to come.

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This idea works especially well for baby announcements because it really gives parents-to-be creative freedom to make their baby announcement photos and cards a true reflection of their own personal style and taste.

They can select the backdrop, lettering, message, and colors included in their chalk murals and turn their baby announcement photos into fun, captivating portraits. Check out this post on Visual News for more baby announcement chalk art photos and ideas.

Baby Announcement Ideas: Landscape

Including a DIY backdrop in your baby announcement photos is another way of adding color and character to your spread. You can go the straightforward route and make a simple backdrop out of paper or fabric.

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Creative photography by Queenie Liao. Photo courtesy of

Or you can go all out and create an outstanding masterpiece, like photographer, artist, and mom Queenie Liao has done in the photo above.

Baby Announcement Ideas: Poster Style

Traditional baby announcements are always great, but if you want to put a unique spin on yours, consider going with a poster themed baby announcement. I’ve seen couples put together baby announcements catered to a movie post theme.

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Retro boxing poster themed baby announcement by Brian Stokes.

But I haven’t seen many announce news of their baby with adorable retro boxer poster themed baby announcements, like the one designed by Brian Stokes above.

This is a super unique, creative, and cute idea that not too many people have done yet. I highly recommend it for a little boy or girl.

Baby Announcement Ideas: Photo Editing

Add an extra level of cuteness to your baby announcement photos in Photoshop with annotations about your baby’s length, height, and birthday.

Or map out your baby’s future, like in the photo below by photographer Cherie Sheriff.

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Add notes to your baby announcement pictures! Great photo idea and adorable picture by photographer Cherie Sheriff.

You can also give your baby announcement photos a one-of-a-kind look by applying filters in Photoshop. Antique, black and white, or color enhancing filters can really make your photos pop.

Baby Announcement Ideas: Faux Newspaper

There are sites online that allow you turn your photos, memories, and messages into newspaper keepsakes. This is such a great idea for baby announcements.

Website specializes in newspaper birth announcements.

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Newspaper baby announcement by

You can add photos, messages from family members, and anything else you like, and will turn your media into an authentic newspaper keepsake you and your family and friends can hold onto forever.

How fun! Learn more about this fun and creative baby announcement idea on

Baby Announcement Ideas: Holiday Cheer

If your little one arrived around the holidays, consider sending friends and family festive holiday baby announcements.

Take a holiday themed birth announcement photo and add it to one of’s beautiful and bright customizable photo birth announcements.

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Red Frame Holiday Birth Announcement by


Dress your baby in festive garb and have your photos taken in front of your Christmas tree. Or you can make your baby announcement photos more merry by including a holiday backdrop, bows, presents, and ornaments somewhere  in the photo.

For Halloween birth announcements, try dressing your baby in a cute Halloween costumes. These cute little crocheted lion hats would make a great costume for a little boy or girl. You can also try including pumpkins, fall leaves, and Halloween candy in your photos for holiday flavor.

Best of Luck!

Hopefully these baby announcement ideas have left you feeling inspired! For more great baby announcement ideas make sure to check out the rest of our articles on! Is there anything you would like to share with us? Please do via the comment section below! We love hearing new ideas and feedback from our readers. Congratulations and good luck with your baby announcements!

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