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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. www.mamalovenyc.com
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