Tips and Tricks for Writing the Perfect Birth Announcements 

Congratulations! Your little one has arrived and it is time to let your loved ones know there’s a new person to love in the family! We’re sure you aren’t the only ones ooh’ing and ahh’ing over your newborn’s details, so we’ve curated a list on how to write the perfect birth announcements.

Birth Announcement Essentials

There are a few things that each announcement should always include. These are typically the general questions you would ask a new parent! How much did the baby weigh? What is the baby’s name? Things of the sort. You also want to include a message or quote that captures the true excitement your little one adds to your life. Below is a checklist of what your birth announcements should include.

Baby’s Full Name

This may seem silly to have to remind you to put your newborn’s name on the birth announcements, however, we want to ensure that you include the baby’s full name instead of a nickname or first name to ensure a formal introduction! Don’t forget their middle name if they have one!

Baby’s Birth Date

You may understand the impact this date had on your life, and you should let everyone else know that special day as well! Also, if you want friends and family to know when to plan for birthday parties and gifts, you’ll definitely want to add your newborns birthday to your announcements! Adding the exact time your baby was born is optional, however, it can add a special touch to the announcements when you state the specific time on that wonderful day.

Baby’s Size

Length and Weight are two little details that your loved ones enjoy learning. Your newborn is special to all, and stating their size adds a unique feature to your announcements! This part is optional, but normally seen on announcements. Let everyone know how big your bundle of joy turned out to be!


When writing your birth announcements, one typically writes a short sentence or uses a quote to introduce their little one and leave everyone smiling. Here is where you could introduce the parent’s names and this is also a great place to allude to the baby’s gender if their name is not gender specific! Below I’ve gathered a few of our favorites for examples and ideas!

Formal announcements:

Tracy and Mark Zimmerman

are happy to announce

the arrival of

Julia Nicole Zimmerman

November 2nd, 2017

7 lbs 3 oz | 19 inches


Hannah Sue Rubino

Born January 30th, 2019

12:47 PM, 7lbs., 8oz., 21in.

Welcomed with love by proud parents Jeri and Russell

Informal announcements:

So Worth the Wait

Rose Lynn

February 2 2019 | 14:38

7lbs 4oz | 20 inches

With love from Jessica and Richard Smith

And so the Adventure Begins!

Aiden James

Came into this world on Tuesday August 7th 2018 at 8:33 AM

He weighs a whopping 6lbs 7oz and stretched a whole 19 inches from the top of the head to the tip of the toes

Everyone in Tarrytown, NY cheered!

Boy Announcement Ideas:

Our Little Sonshine!

Daniel Jacob Hawthorne

Born June 10 2020, 9lbs 1oz

Loved by Grace and Hank

Babies are such a joy,

We’re excited to welcome our new baby boy!

Michael John Evans

Born May 6th 2018

8 pounds 4 ounces

20 inches

Jack and Julia Evans

Girl Announcement Ideas:

We are tickled pink with excitement!

Welcome baby girl Marley June

July 12th, 2020 | 4:38PM

8lbs | 18in

Jessica and William Smith

  • Our sweet girl…

  • Welcome our little lady..

Announcements with quotes:

Twinkle, Twinkle little star do you know how loved you are…

Please welcome

Eloise Marie Langley

Sept 26 20xx | 8lbs 5oz 19 in

Proud Parents Mike and Carol

  • A star fell down from heaven, and landed in our arms with all of mommy’s sweetness, and all of daddy’s charm, we are star struck by the arrival of…

  • Our hearts are filled with happiness, our lives are filled with love, because we have the baby girl/boy that we`ve been dreaming of…

  • Someone special, someone dear, someone new to love is here!

  • The biggest blessings come in the tiniest bundles

Twin announcement ideas:

  • Twinning!

  • Two is the new one!

  • Twice the Love!

  • The best things come in pairs

  • They’ve arrived!


Don’t forget to add your little ones newborn photos! Whether you get your photos done while at the hospital, get a session done with a professional photographer (such as Keep It Captured Photography) or just some iPhone photos in good lighting, adding a photo of your bundle of joy can spark a lasting memory! Getting your newborn photos done is an incredible way to make those moments of your tiny one last a lifetime.

There are so many different ways you can make your birth announcements special and unique. Be sure to include different aspects that fit your newborn’s personality as well as the family’s! If your newborn was born around a holiday, maybe think of some clever puns and quotes that correspond with that nearby holiday to spread just a little more joy!

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