Monday, August 11, 2008

Kara's Announcement

After Ryan's difficult birth, long recovery and lack of energy from being a new mom, I never got a chance to send out birth announcements for him. It really bothered me that I never took the time to send something special out to our close friends and family. When we found out that we were having baby # 2, there was no doubt in our minds that we would create and send announcements after Kara's birth. I also came up with the idea to have Ryan be the one "announcing" his baby sister's birth, this way he would be a part of the process too.

I decided a few weeks ago to start the process of creating Kara's announcement. I emailed my good friend, Christy D. (queen of baby/wedding research- always knows where to find bargains and which websites offer the best deals!) to see if she could recommend a good site to find baby announcements at a great cost. She emailed me back with a few options to look at but at the end of her email she stated that she would be more than happy to put something together for us if we would like her to....

I knew from reading her blog, that she was starting a side "business" of making wedding/baby favors but what I didn't know is that she also did invitations/announcements. She told me to check a few sites, get some ideas and she would be able to recreate it for a fraction of the cost and of course offer free shipping (aka drop them off to us!). Now who can turn down an offer like that?! So after many proofs later (also a feature you can't do at the websites- it's a once and done thing!), we created the perfect announcement!


She was also nice enough to create matching (absolutely adorable!) return address labels! Christy is one of the reasons that I decided to start my own family blog. Her blog is amazing! I encourage everyone to please check out Christy's blog (click here) to view more of her creative creations! I can't thank her enough for all her help! We will definitely be using Christy again when it's time to send out Kara's baptism invites. :)

5 comments:

the d'angelo family said...

Thanks Bobbi!! I LOVE doing this kind of stuff, but even more so for friends and family!!

Jenni Thomas said...

Wow it turned out so cute!! I'll totally check out Christy's blog. Thanks for telling us about that. I love the return address labels too. What a cute setup!

Heather Smith said...

I really like Kara's birth announcement! It turned out to be really cute! Both of your kids are very cute!

Kate said...

oh these are adorable!!!!

Margie G. said...

Cute announcements! I sent mine out as well but used a company callee Tiny Prints. We did splurge on the announcements for both kids....otherwise I usually search for the best deal :-)