I was so gratefully surprised by people’s generosity after the birth of my first child. Being my first, I didn’t know what to expect. People to whom I had sent birth announcements more often than not responded by sending a gift, which is of course appropriate etiquette. But even friends, coworkers,family, and friends of family who had already attended one of three baby showers sent gifts! Spoiled I was. Prepared I wasn’t.
I wished I had stocked up ahead of time with thank-you notes for all those gifts. It would have been even better if I’d had baby thank-you notes at the ready that coordinated with my birth announcements, like the fresh designs available todayon looklovesend.com.
By using original graphic elements, fresh and exciting color and typeface styles, the talented designer-artists at looklovesend.com tie together their own lines of baby stationery designs, coordinating baby shower invitations, birth announcements (including personalized photo birth announcements like the one featured above) and thank you notes.
So if you are ready to order your birth announcements, don’t forget to include at least one set of thank you notes. For tips on actually writing notes well, here are a few quick guidelines to keep in mind:
- Name the specific gift
- Use “you” more than “I”
- Limit yourself to no more than 4 notes at a time
- Try to mail notes within 2 weeks (BUT a late thank-you note is better than none at all!)
Or, if you are a guest attending a baby shower, look on the back of the baby shower invitation to find out where they were ordered. Go ahead and purchase a set of coordinated baby thank you notes as a shower gift for the expecting mom. Even if the mom-to-be is organized enough to have ordered herself some, they make a great gift and get used up quickly!