Wilder’s Birth Announcement

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Even though social media may seem to make traditional birth announcements obsolete, I love them. I think they’re wonderful keepsakes and beautiful, too. I’ve always regretted that we didn’t send out formal announcements for Shepherd’s birth, so I chose the design months in advance for Wilder’s announcement.

We didn’t have any professional newborn pictures taken of Baby Wilder, so I worked with a few photos I took, and this one was my favorite. I think it turned out pretty well (and I can’t believe how tiny he looks in this photo)!

For Wilder’s birth announcement, we once again chose Minted for their cute designs and exceptional service. We’ve used them for Christmas cards (and Valentine’s Day cards) for several years, moving announcements and birthday party invitations, and I’ve always been glad I spent a little more because of their quality. This experience was no different—I love that I could order just a few in postcard form. Since we sent out our Christmas Valentine’s Day cards just a few days later, we chose to send them only to family.

I did save one, and it’s framed and hanging in Wilder’s tiny nursery right now. It makes me happy each time I see it!


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