A few months ago, my friend, Sarah, had a bouncing baby boy and she asked me to help her with his birth announcements. The first thing that popped into my head was his size: 9lbs, 1 ounce and 22 inches LONG! (That's no baby, that's practically a toddler.)
So, what better way to show off this big ol' beautiful boy, than to present him actual size? Sarah got Carter's photo taken - all stretched out, legs crossed in a tastefully newborn nude pose, and with the most adorable self-cuddling gesture. Then we had the announcements printed on a big, 18 x 24-inch, black and white copier and folded them to fit inside clear plastic envelopes. Sarah then attached color mailing labels and baby statistics labels to the outside & inside of the folded posters.
Cute, cost-effective and completely engaging. (Just like Carter. OK, well, maybe not that cost-effective part....)
Congrats Sarah & Brently. And welcome to this big, beautiful world, Carter Barr Frick! You'll fit right in.