For some unknown reason when Lydia was born we didn’t send out birth announcements. Les made a few for us when he used to have photoshop but for some reason we just never printed them/sent them out. Does that make me a bad mom?
Since then, I feel like I have seen some of the most beautiful announcements ever. It’s made me mad at myself for not doing it with Lydia. And I promised I’d do better with the next one! So, I’ve been taking mental notes on these cute announcements. The style I’d like, the colors, the wording and the pictures. I know I’m only 20 weeks, but these are things I have to think about!
(I haven’t even considered one name yet, but I have been thinking about announcements!)
Well, lucky for me, I have some great friends who have their own custom card design company! Snips of Sugar is run by two of my favorite sahm‘s. They both have sons the exact same age as Lydia and a second baby to boot! And somehow they manage to crank out amazing designs all the time.
(do I hear a giveaway coming on? well, read on…)
Here’s some of my favorite birth announcements…
And look at these birthday invites!
And one of my favorite ideas ever—photo thank you cards. No more writing long thank you notes for the loud plastic ducky or pound of candy someone gave your child. No more recounting each and every spatula and dish someone sent you for your shower. Just send ’em a cute picture you’re done. LOVE. IT.
Now, let’s get to the good part! Snips of Sugar has offered a FREE DESIGN for one of you! You can pick from one of their pre-designed cards or they’ll design a custom card for your next party, thank-you, baby or holiday. Then they’ll send you the high-resolution image and you can get it printed at your local print shop (or as I like to call it, Walgreen’s).
All you have to do is GUESS. That’s right, I’ve got my big PINK or BLUE ultrasound coming up on THURSDAY (that’s my birthday, for those of you taking notes). Leave me a comment on THIS post with your boy/girl guess. I’ll try to keep it quiet all the way until FRIDAY then I’ll pick a winner from among the ones that guessed correctly. And you’ll be on your way to your very own custom photo cards!
And if you want to make a very educated guess, let me give you a few insights to my pregnancy…just what you’ve always wanted…
1. I have had headaches almost the whole time. HEAD. ACHES.
2. I am craving Coke. And I don’t even drink soft drinks. Haven’t had one in five years probably.
3. I was queasy the first trimester. Never threw up, though.
4. I can’t stand to watch Paula Abdul. (oh, I think that’s all the time. sorry.)
5. I’m still exhausted in my 2nd trimester.
6. Here’s a belly shot from today. (I’m wearing a maternity shirt!)
7. My skin is breaking out. What am I, 16?!
OK, start guessing! Will it be pink or blue? princess or pirate? boy or girl?