Monday, May 16, 2005

Unique Ways to Announce Baby

Once you find out that you are pregnant, you will want to let your family know in just the right way. For some people, they are too far from their own parents to have them over for a nice dinner to let them know. Here are two ways that you can let the grandparents-to-be in on your little surprise.

The first way is to send a card. If you luck up and find out that you are expecting right around the time of your dad’s birthday or the winter holidays, you can use your normal card to tell them. Instead of a card for dad, get one for grandpa. Do not say anything special inside the card, just leave it to him to figure out. Your parents may take a few minutes to catch on, but once they do, you will all enjoy their excitement.

If you do not want to send a card, you can opt for other choices for this type of announcement. You can try buying a “Grandma” sweatshirt, for example. You also may want to have something custom-made for Grandma or Grandpa. If it is the first grandchild, you could just ask a question along the lines of "so, what do you want the grandkids to call you?" Your parents will get more excitement out of the slow realization about what you are asking.

Another neat way to let your folks in on the big surprise will require a little more work from you. Purchase a picture frame and then print up a page to go inside the frame where the picture will be. The card should read: This spot reserved for a photo of your grandchild. Due 01-17-05. Package the frame well and mail it with a note on the outside of the package telling the recipients not to open it without calling you first. That way you can be on the phone when they get the frame, and you will hear the excitement in their voice as they realize what the gift is.

There are so many ways to make this time memorable for everyone. Find the one that is perfect for you.

By Brandi Rhoades

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