You may have noticed the trend for photographic birth announcements using props and themes to style up a memorable keepsake.
Do you remember when I posted this black and white one a year ago?? It went crazy on Pinterest. So I’ve set up a new ‘Cute Birth Announcements’ pinterest board to collect ideas for you as well as having created a couple myself using my new baby.
Its quite simple really, you can keep it as simple or as elaborate as you like. If you don’t have the right props such as blocks or alphabet tiles for the name, or a weight or measuring tape like me, you can just add them in after with a photo editing program. In fact I was a bit slack..I didn’t even add a calendar..but I’m sure you will be more organised than me.
I use Picmonkey to add words and icons which is free and super easy to use.
Just choose a nice background pattern of a blanket or sheet or just use white. You can create a theme based around whatever you like by selecting a toy or shoes or little hats etc. Many people have taken scattered flowers around little girls and added other items like twigs for boys. Try to place in a place with a lot of natural light .. I actually just stood on a chair and looked down over it and took the pic on my iPhone. But of course if you have a better camera go for it. If you have a strong shadow you could place a white board on the shaded side to reflect back the light.
You can then upload your pic and add names or other birth details and then you are done. You can send out to friends and family via email or get them printed and be sure to add one to your baby box or album.
If you have a go I’d love to see them and add to my pinterest board.