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The birth of a baby is an event you want to preferably share with the whole world. You don’t need much at all to design a really great birth announcement. Create a successful first appearance for your baby and amaze your friends and family. We show you some lovely tips for your baby card.
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In Switzerland and many other European countries, it’s common to send birth announcements to friends and family after the birth of a child. Such announcements are usually sent in the form of a postcard with pictures of the newborn along with the most important info like name, date and time of birth, as well as the baby’s size and weight. Customarily, the recipients then show their appreciation with small baby gifts for the new parents.
Many hospitals offer the use of selected photographers for birth announcements, who can photograph the newborn with its parents in an ambient atmosphere. Thus, shortly after the birth of your new addition to the family, you’ll already have professional photos of your baby, which you can use to design and create your birth announcements. Alternatively, baby photos you’ve taken yourself are also perfectly suitable. You’ll have all you need to get creative and individually design your own birth announcements in the form of a photo greeting card online.
In honour of the expectant mother, throwing a baby shower has also become popular in Europe. The tradition originates from the US and England. A baby shower is a small party where the happy expectant mother and her unborn child are the centre of attention. There are plenty of gifts given to both of them, humorous games are played, and all kinds of tasty treats are served. Often, the baby shower is organised by the expectant mother for her best friends or, alternatively, the friends of the mother-to-be surprise her with a shower. Sometimes the baby shower is celebrated with both parents-to-be along with friends and family.
The party decorations are often designed with the baby in mind: typically blue for a boy or pink for a girl. You can make the decorations especially individualised by using a few personal photos of the parents-to-be and grandparents or, for instance, the gradual enlargement of the mother’s tummy. Add an extra touch of charm to your baby shower decorations by designing a photo garland to feature your pictures.
As a small thank you for receiving a birth announcement or simply to congratulate the new parents, friends and family typically give the parents small baby gifts. Besides typical baby supplies like diapers and pacifiers, things like toys and baby clothes are also very popular gifts.
In Switzerland, there is also another tradition where friends and family plant a “birth tree” in the garden of the parents and then decorate the tree with baby gifts and affix a sign featuring the name of the newborn child. Most often, the tip of a felled fir tree is used and then removed after several months. If the parents don’t have their own garden, it’s common to use the garden of the grandparents or to utilise a balcony-friendly variant and plant the birth tree in a pot.