Choosing how to announce baby’s arrival should be fun and a chance to express your sense of mom style. Here are some paper trends we are seeing in 2014 to make your announcement extra unique…

1. Getting Edgy – Add a sophisticated element to the card with scalloping, curved shape or framing or a fun flare with a tag or panoramic shape.


Fancy Floral Frame by minted.

2. Glitz & Glam – In 2014, metallics, foil pressing and stamping are very on-trend to add some sparkle and elegance.


Lacy Paper Foil Pressed by minted.

3. Baby Got Back – Announcements are only beginning on the front of the card. On the back side are fun designs that pull together the color story and theme.


Dark Gray Chevron Back of Typewriter Stats by Tiny Prints

4. Shape it Up – For either gender, geometrics are still a popular choice to add a modern flare with patterns like polka dots, stripes, chevron, and honeycomb dominating the card.


Chevron Stripes by Paper Culture

5. Adoption Addition – Many big-name stationery retailers are featuring adoption announcements, incorporating designs that pay homage to the baby’s country of origin.


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About LaurenD

Lauren Deneroff is the founder of mama{love}, a maternity consulting and baby planning firm in Manhattan. She lives in the city with her husband, Joe, and two children, Brody & Harper.
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