|Birth Announcement Thank You Cards|
After nearly a month of processing, our family’s birth announcement thank you cards were finally mailed earlier this week. We considered nearly one dozen different vendors before choosing a large online printing service for our custom cards.
Our birth announcement thank you cards have a single picture of our daughter with a crest on the back and multiple pictures with details regarding her birth on the front. My wife insisted on the pink base color and was responsible for most of the pretty design.
Since we purchased a bulk order of identical cards, the cost per mailed birth announcement thank you card was under $1 including postage and envelope. We could have reduced the cost further if we had opted for a blank back and no base color.
My wife ensured that the back of birth announcement thank you card included space for a hand-written note. We could have opted for a postcard design for cheaper postage and a pre-printed return address, but the postcard design options would not have left room for a picture of our newborn on the backside.
I am not sure if there is proper etiquette involved in combining a birth announcement with a thank you card. I could not find an online resource which discuss the issue in sufficient depth. However, since several of our friends and family members noted that they preferred receiving a thank you card with our baby’s picture on it as opposed to a standard thank you card, I assume it is okay to combine the birth announcement with a thank you card.
Taking pictures, designing the card, waiting for shipping, writing the cards, and mailing the cards took a considerable amount of time as we spaced the process among surviving the first few weeks with our baby. I think we sent the birth announcement thank you cards soon enough so as not to violate any specified etiquette regarding when to send birth announcements and we hope that all of our friends and family know we appreciate their love and support.