Tag: birth announcements

6 celeb-worthy, creative birth announcement ideas for twins + multiples. We’ve got you covered, Beyoncé!

First Beyoncé and Jay Z, now the Clooneys and Madonna? In case you haven’t heard, twins are seriously hot right now. So I’ve rounded up some super creative birth announcement ideas for twins with a little extra oomph — for those of you lucky enough to be in on the doubles game. I had so much fun finding these adorable birth announcement photo ideas for twins and multiples making their red carpet debut, but hey…if you’re expecting just one baby this year (like me!), we’ve got you covered too. CMP is an rstyle affiliate At top: custom birth announcements by Todd Borka Related: 15 creative birth announcement ideas way...

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Awesome holiday cards from Minted: You pick them, they address them. Actually, they may pay for them, too.

If thinking about your holiday card photos already is stressing you out, take a deep breath. Because we’re about to make it easier for you in a whole lot of ways. First off, our amazing sponsor Minted (yay, Minted!) is back with a brand new indie designer-created holiday card collection for 2015 and we’re sharing some favorite holiday cards from Minted to help you pare down your choices from the zillions of gorgeous designs. Trust us, it was tough. If you’re familiar with them, you know that we’ve all been huge fans of their cards for years, because they not only support small designers from around the...

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Ready for the world’s cutest birth announcements? We’re warning you.

Since birth announcements no longer really need to “announce” anything — Facebook seems to be taking care of that these days, right? — we love when we find something really fun and unique to commemorate your baby’s appearance into the world. Which is why we’re pretty sure that anyone who receives one of these custom birth announcements from artist Todd Borka, will be absolutely thrilled. You might recognize his work from the custom portrait pendants that were a favorite of ours this past holiday. And now he’s putting those great illustration skills to work in a whole new way. Send him a simple, uncluttered digital photo of your baby, along with...

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Go Minted! It’s your birthday! And a special discount to celebrate.

We’ve all been huge fans and supporters of Minted long before they were a Cool Mom Picks sponsor, so it seems hard to believe that they are turning seven! It’s no surprise their ever-growing collection of stationery, invitations, and gifts designed by indie artists around the world are so popular with parents, including us. They really are some of the most beautifully designed options that we see anywhere. So in honor of the big Minted birthday celebration (aw, seven is such a fun year), they’re offering a special store-wide discount on everything. We’ve gone through and picked some of our own personal favorites on...

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Minted foil pressed holiday cards: Order now at a discount, personalize later. (We know, you’re busy!)

Even though it’s just the beginning of fall, before you know (and we hate to say it) the holidays will be here soon. If you’re like us, that means when they crees up, you’ll be doing your best to frantically knock as many items off of your holiday checklist as possible in the least amount of time. We admit it, we’ve been there. We will be there again until probably forever. And we know we’re not alone. Thanks to one of our very favorite partners, Minted, you can tackle a big holiday to-do list item right now: ordering holiday cards. If you’ve got that gorgeous photo...

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15 creative birth announcement photo ideas way more interesting than sleeping babies

We are so blown-away by some of the creative birth announcement photo ideas we’ve seen on Pinterest and beyond lately. Is it a new trend or just something that’s now in the hands of more regular photographers than the pros? Either way…impressive! Here, 15 of the most creative birth announcement photo ideas we’ve seen, we think most people could pull off with varying degrees of skill. None require much more than minimal props and a little bit of help from parents and siblings; or sometimes you just need a little forethought and  planning throughout the pregnancy.That’s it. In other words, no tulle-wrapped baby...

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Welcome baby! Cool summer birth announcements for the hottest months.

New parents, we know you couldn’t be more proud. You’ve waited months–years, maybe–for your new baby to be here and you are so ready to share him or her (or him and her) with the world. We get it. So, in honor of the sunniest months, we’ve scoured our favorite sites to find cool summer birth announcements worthy of your big news. You can catch up on sleep now instead of clicking through the thousands of designs out there with snowflakes or Easter eggs on them. Consider it our gift to you.   At top: Nothing says summer like surfer style. Check out this...

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Minted birth announcements, invitations, and artwork for kids just got even more affordable.

We’ve had babies on the brain around here lately for some reason. Maybe it has a little something to do with spring coming–and how soon we’ll be seeing more of those cute little baby toes peeking out from their stroller blankets. So we had the best time checking out all the new Minted birth announcements, cards, artwork and baby gifts, seeing as how they’re one of our favorite stationers–and one of our favorite longtime sponsors. (Thanks, Minted!) It’s always so fun to see what designs their independent artists from around the world are coming up with next.  And the best part...

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Gorgeous baby announcements that don’t require that gorgeous baby photo. Yet.

Egg Press has been a favorite stationery and card shop of ours for a while, and their new baby announcements just keep them on top of the list in our minds.  These scallop-edged baby announcements from Egg Press are just delicious. They’re stunningly designed and hand letterpressed, and that die-cut trim really helps them stand out from the pile of other announcements that may be amassing on mantles and refrigerator doors this time of year. (September is a busy time in the baby announcement biz!) They’re not super cheap at $17/6, but then again, they’re less expensive than custom-printed versions. And...

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Your baby is a big deal, doesn’t the announcement deserve an extra-big card?

A picture of your baby is a great way to announce the exciting and beautiful addition to your life. Could an even bigger picture be even better? The new line of jumbo birth announcements from our friends at Paper Culture are sure to make an impression and end up on the fridge, thanks to lovely design and their larger-than-usual size. The announcements weigh in at either 6 x 4.3 or 8.9 x 3.9, which are larger than your average bare-bottom baby card. Each of the many designs have several ways to customize it, front and back. And the cards,...

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Baby is here -STOP- telegrams are back in style -STOP-

I love a beautiful birth announcement as much as the next person, but they are starting to seem redundant these days. Now nothing’s faster than a quick tweet or Facebook post letting everyone you’ve ever known since you were 4 that the baby arrived….like, two minutes ago. And that’s exactly why I like the classic old-school idea of sending out a telegram instead.   Telegram Stop lets friends and family know the newest family member has arrived, with cool retro style and no-rush charm. (After all, that baby took her grand old time getting here too, right?) It’s not just for...

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Web Coolness: Calvin & Hobbes IRL, hilarious Pins for Parents, and great books for strong girls

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too! Calvin & Hobbes in real photographs – love these! (via Laughing Squid) Big smiles for this mama who fulfilled her adoptive 13 year old son’s wish for a birth announcement in such a warmhearted way. Is Girl Power Hurting Our Boys? Interesting read for those of us raising sensitive sons. Kristen’s parody of Pins for Parents takes a hilarious look at what reality looks like for parents. Does your daughter need some reading material? Some great picks in this list...

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A new mom keepsake in glorious letterpress

I’m the first to admit that it can be easy to substitute email for proper stationary thank you cards, announcements, and invitations. But there is nothing like the feel of quality card stock and the grooves of a quality letterpress. That’s why I’ve found the best thing ever for new moms. Sweetest Moments is a great custom baby keepsake. It is equal parts love letter, letterpress birth announcement, and Mother’s Day card, and the 11×14 size makes it perfect for framing. Choose your fonts, colors, and photo (I am quite fond of the “fresh” palette) and soon you’ll get...

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Beautiful birth announcements that are a cut above

I spent a lot of time looking for the “perfect” birth announcements for my three children–something unique and beautiful, and worthy of tucking away in a special place and not immediately hitting the recycle bin (gasp!). And if CMP favorite Minted had been around in the early 2000s when I was having these kids, I’m sure I would’ve been all over their brand new, indie-design birth announcements. Gorgeous!    With its eight new shapes (yes, shapes), Minted now offers numerous options for its birth announcements. In other words, good luck to you new parents, because in addition to settling on a...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Here are five of our favorite pins this week. Super cute metallic moccasins from Umi. (Darn, no adult sizes.) The Marc Jacobs bag we’re drooling over. Personalized baby announcements that look like tour posters. Free printable lunch cards just in time for back to school. LEGO-inspired bunk beds–pretty...

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National Adoption Day gives us reason for thanks

While most of us will give thanks on Thursday for Thanksgiving, there will also be many families giving thanks today, for National Adoption Day which falls almost midway through November’s National Adoption Month. In honor of this special time for so many, we have rounded up some of our favorite adoption-related picks. Lisa Leonard’s Chosen necklace is a lovely piece of jewelry to commemorate an adoption, and I really like that you can add charms for other family members or to include important dates. Want a tee for your little one to sport that tells the world just how...

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Web Coolness – Photo ideas, iPhone add-ons, and Halloween treats

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Have a lot of photos or kids’ art work to display? Check out these cool ways to show them off. Do girls only care about cupcakes, ponies and looking cute? A sobering look at the disparity in t-shirt messages marketed to our girls and boys. Are you getting a shiny new iPhone 4S? Here are Kristen’s recommendations on what you should get next. Get ready for Halloween with some adorably creative Cake Pops. Just save a few for us, ok? We love...

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A modern way to welcome baby

A lot of birth announcements seem to be designed with the premise that more is more–more typefaces, more photos, more duckies and bunnies crawling up the borders. Not so with the Hello Lucky! collection of modern cards. This modern birth announcement spotted at one of my favorite card shops, pops right off the page (and your refrigerator door) with a color appropriately called lucky red. For those of you kind of meh on pink and blue, I think it’s a neat way to welcome your newest Most Important Person into the world. If you are into pink and blue though? It comes...

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Announcing your excellent taste. Oh, and a baby, too.

We found (and squealed about) the delicious, inventive cards and invitations from Bird and Banner years ago, but it’s been a while since I stopped by to see what’s new. Let’s just say the selection hasn’t quite made me want to have another baby just for the shower invitations, but if I were to be asked to pick them out for you, I would jump at the chance. While Erin and Nicole made a name for themselves working with fabrics (check out the imaginative wedding invitations for Grace Bonney of design*sponge, printed on vintage handkerchiefs!) I love seeing what...

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Paperflavor – delicious!

What’s that delightful flavor? I mean, I know it’s paper. But there are essences of ballerina, candy, fruit, robot, and… do I detect the delightful aroma of ninja? It must be Paperflavor, the brand new site offering a truly creative range of invitations, stationery, and other beautiful paper goods that are just my cup of (flavored) tea. The stationery sets are unusually adorable–a great choice for a tween girl who likes that cute animé illustration style. And there’s a nice selection of baby shower invitations and photo baby announcements that are bright, colorful and modern. It’s a refreshing change...

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