Birth announcements are all about announcing the name of your little one—and there’s no better way to draw attention to your baby girl or boy’s name than a monogram birth announcement! Monograms seem to be popping up everywhere these days—in everything from home décor to jewelry to stationery. Adding a monogram to your birth announcement adds both a stylish touch and helps you to celebrate your new baby’s name!
Check out a few of our favorite Cardstore monogram birth announcements below, or head over to the site to check out our whole selection of birth announcements on your own!
Birth Announcements Pictured (Top to Bottom, Right to Left): Square Photo Boy Birth Announcement, Scalloped Monogram Pink Photo Girl Birth Announcement, Pink Star Monogram Girl Birth Announcement, Blue City Scape Boy Photo Birth Announcement, and Pink Zigzags Girl Photo Birth Announcement.
When it comes to babies, there’s almost nothing on this earth cuter than a baby elephant in my mind. They’re so small compared to their mothers but still wrinkly and wise looking that I find their charm simply irresistible. I initially fell in love with this Baby Shower Invitation designed by Kate Spain because of the sweet elephant. When I saw the polka-dotted border with muted, yet colorful shades, I thought this invitation could provide such inspiration for an upcoming baby shower. When paired with a picture of a real baby elephant, there’s just nothing more adorable.
Baby Shower Invitation from Cardstore.com
Baby Elephant photo from Flickr photographer Andy Lederer
I’ve always been a fan of the little personal touches that make an event, gift, or moment incredibly special. I know it’s a little early, but I’ve been brainstorming holiday gifts that are one of a kind for my family and friends. Inspired by this Blue Star Monogram Boy Photo Birth Announcement, I’m thinking about incorporating monograms in my holiday gifts. Below is a roundup of some of my favorite monogrammed items I’m currently dreaming about…
Blue Star Monogram Boys Photo Birth announcement from Cardstore.com
Monogrammed Mug from Anthropologie
Your Initial Design Necklace from Etsy vendor Classic Designs
Personalized Baby Blanket from Nordstrom
Monogram Tote from Martha Stewart
Shortbread Rhubarb Sandwich Cookies from Martha Stewart
I’ve always been extremely fond of all things nautical… in case you haven’t noticed from my numerous nautical-related posts in the past! I’m not even close to being in the market for birth announcements, but if I was, I am positive this Blue Anchor Baby Boy Photo Birth Announcement from Carrot & Stick Press would be my first choice. With so many cute anchors, here’s a little Take 2 Tuesday that’s ever so reminiscent of a long sea voyage.
Blue Anchor Baby Boy Photo Birth Announcement from Cardstore.com
I really don’t think I’m just imagining this trend. I’ve been seeing these creatures everywhere! Not just in the obvious places, but in nearly every store and used in almost every design aesthetic imaginable! This cute creature that’s been popping up is the owl. Maybe it’s the big eyes or the fun colors you can make any owl into, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere! Don’t get me wrong, I adore owls. I have a gorgeous owl necklace (purchased before this trend got so big), and recently bought some owl stationery. With this trend in mind, the following inspiration board features owls seen in many different settings around the web. Why do you think owls have gotten so popular? P.S. – You MUST see the close up of the Owl Invasion Apron. It is so dang cute! And it matches that birth announcement by Dee & Lala perfectly… I think it would make the perfect baby shower gift!
Green Owls Nest Photo Birth Announcement from Cardstore.com
Owl Cupcakes from Flickr photographer jdesmeules
Owl Ring from Rachel Roy
Owl Invasion Apron from Anthropologie
Sleepy Owls Pillow from Etsy vendor OutonaLimbDesign
I think that a wood grain pattern makes the perfect touch in non-wooden goods. It hints at nature without being too over the top. It features delicate lines and it isn’t too rigid of a pattern. I especially love what a couple of the items below play off of–sweet romantic carvings in trees (not that I condone actual tree carving!). I looked for a dress or top that incorporated a wood grain pattern subtly and well, but I couldn’t find one. If anyone has a stunning example, please share it with me!
Cardstore.com Pink Woodgrain Baby Birth Announcement by Pink Dot Press
Wood Grain ‘Decomposition’ Journal available here
Wood Grain Present Packaging from Etsy shop somethingshidinghere
Embroidered Tree Pillow from Etsy Shop cozy blue
Wood Grain Cuff links from Etsy Shop blockpartypress
Wood Grain Ring from Etsy Shop SilverGarden
This week, we’ll be continuing our How To column with some more help from Miss Manners. Today, she teaches us about the proper way to write a birth announcement. Now, for anyone who has ever read Miss Manners before, you’ll know she has VERY strong opinions. Her take on birth announcements is actually pretty hysterical and rather unique; I laughed throughout the whole thing!
Miss Manners states that she prefers birth announcements that are “written on a married couple’s engraved message card” (27). In other words, she likes a short note on their stationery announcing the birth. She writes that she hates when a baby’s weight is noted, “to show whether you have produced something substantial” (27). Personally, I have no problem about the weight of a baby being noted; I rather like it more! Throughout her instructions on birth announcements, Miss Manners sticks to the idea that they should be short, sweet, and to the point. Today we can include pictures in birth announcements, something Miss Manners did not talk about, but that I love to see. I wonder what she would think about that addition? For anyone looking to create a birth announcement even Miss Manners would approve of, with the added option of a picture, check out the selection of birth announcements at Cardstore.com. You can add as many details as you want, or keep it short like Miss Manners. Either way, family and friends will love to hear any news about your little one.
Above information from Miss Manners by Judith Martin, published by Warner Books, 1983
Miss Manners Book from Flickr
Tomorrow, August 4th, is Twin Day! My dad is an identical twin so I know how tough it can be to tell twins apart, but also how much fun it is to be with them and see the crazy similarities. If you haven’t seen pictures from former Twin Day celebrations, you need to look them up; these people are incredibly identical! In honor of this fun day, we’re providing a Take Two Tuesday that celebrates twins with two peas in a pod. The cute birth announcement designed by Great Arrow Graphics is perfect for twins, and pairs adorably with this sweet picture from Flickr photographer Harpersbizarre. Twins always provide a little added spice to life, so if you’re a twin, Happy Twin Day tomorrow!
We’re delighted to welcome Simple Te Design to Cardstore.com! Featuring adorable birth announcements, vibrant thank you cards, and elegant holiday cards, Simple Te has the perfect designs for the occassions you cherish most. The designs are each unique and bring a unique warmth to each and every mailbox. Check out their amazing collection here!