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Pregnancy Announcement Wording ??

I suppose this isn't "entertaining" related, but I couldn't think of another good place to post this..

DH and I are creating a 'postcard' that we will send (both electronically and via USPS) to our friends and family announcing our much-anticipated pregnancy..the card will have a photo of the two of us..

We're looking for suggestions on the wording.. this is what we have so far, would appreciate any and all comments -- TIA!

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Pickles $ 2.49
Ice Cream $ 4.89

Being able to finally tell you that there are three of us in this photo: PRICELESS!

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Re: Pregnancy Announcement Wording ??

  • That's cute!  I might steal your idea!  Congrats!
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  • I've seen a similiar story

    Card: $2.00

    Frame: $10.00

    Realizing there are three people in this picture: Priceless

     

    Since you are sending out postcards you can always change it to: Postcard, Postage, etc.

    Just a thought. But love your idea. I plan on doing it too (when the time comes)

  • WHOOO HOOO!

    Congrats!
    I love it!
    One idea for wording-

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    Kosher Dills : $2.49
    Rocky Road Ice Cream : $4.89
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  • Very cute idea!?

    I agree with the pp--more detail in the items would be good. And I would check the prices to make sure that they are accurate--but I'm anal like that (:

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  • honestly I have never heard of pg announcements before. ?Sending an email to your extended family so you don't have to call them all, maybe, but not printing out announcements to mail all of your friends and family. ?I would be way too worried something would go wrong with the pregnancy and I'd have to contact all those people. ?I would certainly wait until after the first trimester had past, perhaps even longer. ?By then most people would know anyway.

    sorry to be debbie downer?

  • image rose4jc2:

    honestly I have never heard of pg announcements before.  Sending an email to your extended family so you don't have to call them all, maybe, but not printing out announcements to mail all of your friends and family.  I would be way too worried something would go wrong with the pregnancy and I'd have to contact all those people.  I would certainly wait until after the first trimester had past, perhaps even longer.  By then most people would know anyway.

    sorry to be debbie downer 

    Absolutely. I just don't "get it."

    People you are close to will already know. People you aren't close to will be puzzled by your mailer. I promise.

     

     

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  • I'll be Debbie Downer #2 here: Having been through the ordeal of having to "untell" people twice now, I can't imagine ever doing this. 
  • image jenny1980:
    image rose4jc2:

    honestly I have never heard of pg announcements before.  Sending an email to your extended family so you don't have to call them all, maybe, but not printing out announcements to mail all of your friends and family.  I would be way too worried something would go wrong with the pregnancy and I'd have to contact all those people.  I would certainly wait until after the first trimester had past, perhaps even longer.  By then most people would know anyway.

    sorry to be debbie downer 

    Absolutely. I just don't "get it."

    People you are close to will already know. People you aren't close to will be puzzled by your mailer. I promise.

    Ditto.

    Sorry, but this seems so incredibly AWish.  I'm really not sure what I'd think if I got something like that.  If I were a good friend, I'd rather you just send me an email or call me or something.  If I weren't a good friend, I doubt I'd care that much about your announcement and would just toss it in the trash after making fun of you.

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  • I have to agree with the last posters.  It seems odd.  Making something for your parents I can understand, but to mail to people seems odd.
  • MsBlakeMsBlake member

    I'll be honest:

    This isn't a cute idea. At all.

    It is over the top and AW-ish imho. An email to let people know? Sure. An announcement that you somehow feel the need to send to via computer AND the mail? Not so much.

  • Here's a more complete thread of opinions:

    http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/2/16324845/ShowThread.aspx

     

     

    image Lucy, 12/27/2009
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • I think it depends who you are sending it to.  I kind of agree with pp, but I could see it working for extended family.  I have about thirteen million cousins, who I am medium-close with and do not see often (we are scattered all over the country).  They would be excited to know I was pregnant, but not so close that I would call them all up and gab about it.  If I got an announcement like this from one of my cousins, I would think it was adorable and be glad to find out from them directly (even if it was via mail) instead of hearing it through the typical family grapevine.

    But to echo previous posts - at least wait till 2nd tri, and do not send it to everyone and anyone like a graduation announcement or something.

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  • I think it's a cute idea. I have a lot of OOT aunts and uncles that I'd feel comfortable doing this idea to. They'd want to know and I personally would feel much more AW-ish if I were to call them and tell them I was pregnant. Calling extended family seems to me that it might put them on the spot. A postcard gives them time to react and call me if they want to celebrate with us.
  • image Mrs.Elsie:
    They'd want to know and I personally would feel much more AW-ish if I were to call them and tell them I was pregnant. Calling extended family seems to me that it might put them on the spot.

    Well sure - I think it would be pretty ridiculous to actually go through your phone book and call everyone in it just to tell them that you're pregnant.

    But if these are people that you speak with on an even semi-regular basis, why not just tell them during one of your regular conversations?  And if they're not people who you talk to on an even semi-regular basis, why on earth would you feel the need to send them a postcard about your pregnancy?  That's where the AttentionWhore aspect of it comes in...only a freaking AW would feel the need to tell everyone in the entire world that she's met that she's 14 (or whatever) weeks pregnant.

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  • Settle, ladies.. my apologies if it came across that I was going to open up my address book and send this to everyone since my 2nd grade teacher .. like 84Claire and Elise mentioned, it's more of a "we live across the country from our huge family who would really like to know but if I called them on the phone they'd probably wonder who died" sort of thing. 14 aunts, 39 cousins.. and no, I'm not planning to send it to every one of them, but I was just looking for something aside from the phone call that puts them on the spot, and a little more creative than that facebook-status-update...
  • We did something similar for our first...

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    We took a pic at a wedding and wrote...

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    Tux rental: $$

    Black Dress: Still in closet

    Knowing there are 3 people in this photo: PRICELESS

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    For our second, we photoshoped a cartoon tree, took a pic of our DD in a monkey hat, took another pic of a stuffed animal monkey and wrote, "We'll be adding another monkey to our family tree this August." ?

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