Baby announcement

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A baby announcement or birth announcement is a notice traditionally sent to friends and family by the parents of a baby within the first year of the baby's birth for the primary purpose of alerting friends and family to the birth of the baby. A baby announcement will typically include at least some or all of the following information:

  • the baby's name
  • one or more pictures of the baby
  • the baby's birth date and time
  • the baby's birth weight and height
  • the location of the baby's birth
  • the names of the baby's parents and other family members
  • an expression of gratitude by the parents for the arrival of the baby
  • an invitation to attend a baby shower for the mother of the baby


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