Perhaps you’ve planned this for months or even years. Maybe it’s an unexpected, yet oh-so-pleasant surprise. Or the agency called and the adoption is finalized. No matter how it came to be, it’s time to celebrate the addition of a new life to your growing family. Here are some new ideas to let your nearest and dearest know that you’ve got a bun in the oven.

Check out these design inspirations that combine typography, premium papers, Envelopments® Original Artwork and the most adorable baby photos.

This Asher Oakley featured sample gives new meaning to the concept “precious cargo.” A tandem bicycle complete with a trailer definitely says “Family.” Inside a folded card, there is a photo of the newborn along with his birth details. The entire piece is sealed with Burnt Sugar along one edge of the card. An Aruba liner ties the ink color into the envelope.

For the Colton Hobbs birth announcement, a soft palette of pale blues and yellows are offset with vibrant red and neutral gray. Add a Cocoa outer envelope and this simple Z-Card changes from Someone New into Something New.

There’s nothing like the face of a newborn child. On the Richard Carter, Jr. announcement, a perfect headshot is paired with a graphic representation of the alphabet. This simple layered card is a great way to let friends and family know about the new man in your life.

Simple and sweet, the Garret Peters birth announcement uses a postcard format. This eliminates an outer envelope and reduces the cost of postage, yet has a huge presence with a photo on one side and the “meet and greet” information on the other.

Proud parents often feel like they’re on cloud nine when they hear their baby laugh for the first time or get through the night without crying. The Tyson Bliss featured sample includes an aviation theme and a photograph of the new little guy with his head in the clouds. The announcement is wrapped with black and white twine and a die-cut seal.

The inspiration from the photo of Violet Smith sleeping in her tutu is precious for this pink and cream birth announcement. The soft tone of EnvelopmentsClassic Ecru-SUT96 matches the paint color used in the nursery of this future ballerina.

“B” is for Bianca. The Bianca Marini feature sample pairs the Envelopments Bloom pattern with baby words that begin with the letter “B.” A matching liner pulls the pattern into the outer envelope.

The baby shower invitation for Amber Svenson uses a Twist Card and a Matryoshka doll to convey the idea that they’re “nesting.” The graphics are printed in vibrant colors that coordinate with the Twist Card and outer envelope.

Twice the laughter, twice the smiles, and twice the laundry! The arrival of twins is twice as exciting. The birth announcement of Rachael and Kelsey Vanguard uses a clothing line with baby clothes and stitched lettering to spell out their names. The color of their onesies was also coordinated with Envelopments Reef envelopes.

With everything that goes on during the first few weeks of having a newborn, it can be difficult to take a mail-worthy snapshot. This card brings all the sentiments without an actual photograph.

Printing on both sides of a signature Z-Card, the Serpentine scored card was folded to start at the top of the tree and then “Rock-a-bye baby.” Francois Rasmussen’s announcement opens to reveal the rest of the nursery rhyme along with birth information.

Baby showers can take on any theme conceivable. In the Jolene Clark featured sample, a literal approach is taken ~ combining a collection of umbrellas with bright colors and a festive Kaleidoscope pattern.

Life is filled with noteworthy occasions. Some moments are just too important for a mere phone call or text message. With over 230 colors and 90 shapes and sizes in the Envelopments design line, combined with our creativity, expertise and fantastic service . . . how will you define your moment?

You can see more of this fabulous line of Envelopments card stocks, pocket folds, envelopes and more to create your custom birth announcements and invitations and define your moment by visiting Stone Hill Paperie in Skippack, Pennsylvania.

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