Archive for July, 2013



Ideas from a Royal Baby Birth Announcement Card

We should know the name of Britain’s third-in-line to the throne soon (in which case we’ll update this post). But until the name is announced, we’ll accept this rather royal-looking electronic baby birth announcement card available for the world at large to sign here on Google+. It looks and reads beautifully, with all the pertinent information–except, of course, the name! Isn’t the name really the reason people send baby birth announcement cards anyway?


The Royal Duchesses of Cambridge Google+ Birth Announcement

Maybe the name isn’t as important as simply getting the word out. Or bringing on the baby gifts. Whatever your reasons for sending baby birth announcement cards, we think there are a number of things worth noting about this card. Royal details, in particular. If you’re inclined to that type of thing. Or even if you’re just a lover of all things British.

No name, yet still classy.

Clearly there’s a history as well as probably good reason why the Royal Family has not yet shared the new royal baby’s name with the world. Privacy may only be one small factor. There are also centuries of ancestors to review, as well as consideration of the weighty opinions of the Queen herself. Talk about pressure! This baby announcement does a nice job of simply skipping over the name while still delivering the pertinent facts.

Titles. Or a Fancy Monogram.

Doctor? Lawyer? Clergy? Military? If you can’t properly play up a title, go for a large type for your full and proper names, or choose a design that allows you to customize with your own personal monogram.


The most regal color when done in in the proper hue, purple reigns supreme. A royal blue or classic silver on white would also be classic royal color choices to try.


Borders are more common to wedding invitations, so get creative and find a wedding invitation design that you can adapt for your perfect royal baby birth announcement card.

There are many gorgeous designs to choose from at Browse either our regular collection of birth announcements or try for something even more regal among our wedding invitations to adapt for your birth announcement card. You can personalize any design with the proper wording for your baby’s announcement–name or not! Many of our designs accommodate a photo for a more personalized, photo baby birth announcement. All cards and invitations print on premium, heavy weight card stock and approved orders ship within 48 hours!



A Budget-friendly Wedding Guest Welcome Bag



What will go into your wedding guest welcome bags?

Wedding thank you cards are one way to graciously thank guests for their generosity. But have you also budgeted for welcome bags for out-of-town wedding guests? It’s one of the more noticeable details well worth the money. An attractively packaged goody bag with a few essentials and some local flair is a thoughtful touch traveling guests will appreciate.

Kick off your wedding event by making a great first impression as hosts.  Here are some helpful guidelines for putting together budget-friendly wedding guest welcome bags:

Quality Over Quantity

If there’s really only one true rule to follow, it’s that one item can be enough. Dress up a fabulously unique, locally made barbecue sauce or a gift card to a famous local eatery or other attraction to make guests feel welcome. Check out Wedding Wire’s state-by-state welcome bag ideas suggestions. From pecans for Alabama and cowboy chocolate for Wyoming, find out what the state your wedding takes place can dish up for guests if you need some ideas.

Basic Needs

A simpler concept is to equip guests with some basics to make their arrival and stay more comfortable.  Easy add-on ideas to any budget are essentials like bottled waters, mints or fruit, and a coffee gift card. A local map of the area and your wedding event itinerary is also helpful.  Remind guests when they need to be where and how to get there!

Make it Memorable

Always include a welcome note personally signed by you as a couple. You can easily adapt your personalized wedding thank you cards for this purpose. Or for the “less is more” effect, pre-print monogrammed place setting cards with a sentiment that welcomes guests and anticipates their presence at your event. Remember, this is costing them money too!


'Sweet Love' by Yana Beylinson for

Welcoming Guests with Wedding Thank You Cards

Reality is that wedding budgets don’t always stretch as far as we’d like. If you’re seeing the bottom of the bucket and you need to put the finishing touches on details like welcome bags, consider leaving a beautifully and thoughtfully written welcome note for each guest instead. Order extra wedding thank you cards for this purpose before your wedding day, and you’ll have them on hand in lieu of pricey welcome bags.

You can find an extensive selection of wedding thank you cards at, along with all the coordinating wedding stationery to personalize for your special day. From save the dates through invitations, menus and more, everything prints on luxury quality papers with your satisfaction guaranteed!