– by Mary May Larmoyeux – There are so many creative ways to announce that a baby is on the way!
About two years ago, my husband, Jim, and I were amazed by the creativity of one of our sons and his wife. At the time, my daughter-in-love’s family was having its annual pumpkin-carving contest. And when Jim and I looked on Facebook to see the pictures, our son and daughter-in-love’s entry had a carved silhouette of a baby!
I asked some friends how they told others they were expecting. Here are some of their ideas.
Some ways to announce a baby is on the way
- Purchase a Willow Tree figurine of a pregnant mother, or grandparent and grandchild, or father and child. Wrap the figurine and give it as an unexpected gift.
- If you are pregnant, invite your parents on a picnic and give them matching “Grandparent” T-shirts. Or have your son or daughter greet them wearing a T-shirt with “I am going to be a big brother/sister.”
- Burn a CD with family pictures. In the middle of it have a picture of an ultrasound.
- Mail a seasonal card (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Birthday, etc.), and sign it from __________ and baby.
- Invite the family over for a party. Have a piñata, and inside have a big card of piece of paper that says, “We’re having a baby!”
- Go to the beach and write in the sand that you are having a baby. Post the picture on your Facebook page, send it by text or snail mail.
- Sing a song announcing a baby is on the way, like Ryan and Sarah did, and post it on You-Tube.
- Give a loved one a cuddly little stuffed bear or lamb and ask them to guess what it means.
How did you announce to your family and friends that you were going to have a baby?
Or, if you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or good friend, how did you hear the wonderful news?
© 2017 Mary May Larmoyeux. All Rights Reserved.
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Would you like some creative ideas for grandparents? Then check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart. Paper and electronic versions are available. (Great for parents, aunts and uncles, too!)