May 11, 2013
(I promised myself the next time I had a chance to be on the computer for more than 30 seconds, I would sit down and write the story of our first month home with Zach (yes. A MONTH. ALREADY. WHAT.?) And I will write it! I SWEAR! But I was offered a really fun thing to share with you all this week and I just could not pass it up. And now Zach is sleeping and Audrey is napping and Maggie is playing by herself so ssssshhh don’t talk too loud or someone will wake up!)
So! You know the one thing I didn’t do when Maggie was born that I kinda wish I had done? Birth announcements! I know it’s cheesy and silly but I love pictures and I LOVE getting mail (so I assume other people do, too). Plus I have so much fun designing our Christmas cards every year, so designing and sending birth announcements just extends that fun, really. But as first time parents, we were so scatterbrained in those early months, I’m lucky I remembered to brush my teeth half the time (and I’m sure I forgot a few times. Ew. Sorry.) So doing something as fancy and organized as birth announcements? HAAAAA NOT HAPPENING. I did manage to get my act together and send announcements out for Audrey, and now it’s time to make one for Zach. Yeah, sure, everyone already KNOWS he was born because of Facebook and Twitter and oh, hi, this BLOG, but whatever. They’re getting a card in the mail with pictures of my adorable baby and beautiful daughters. Deal with it!
Minted recently contacted me to see if I was interested in viewing their birth announcements and also sharing a giveaway with my readers, and I was like YES PLEASE WOOOO! because you guys, these cards are fantastic. I actually purchased our Christmas cards this year on my own from Minted, and the card quality once we received them was excellent. But the best part is that the designs are absolutely beautiful. I sat down today to look at the baby boy announcements and heaven help me, I am never going to be able to choose one. They’re all so CUTE. Some of my favorites:
The website also features “inspiration boards” created by customers and the card designers, and they combine the cards from the site with other design items- party ideas, room decoration themes, color schemes, etc.
Are you feeling inspired? GOOD! Because if you answer a simple question for me, you will be entered to win a $50 credit towards a Minted purchase of your own. What’s the question, you ask? Which birth announcement (from the ones above or another from the Minted website) do YOU think I should use for Zach? Please help! :)
And hey, if you feel like getting an extra entry or two, you can post about the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook and leave another comment with a link to your post!
Giveaway drawing entries will be accepted until May 18, 2013 and a winner will be chosen at random from the comments on this post.
Disclaimer: I was compensated for my time in researching and preparing for this post. But my opinions are my own, and I would never recommend a product I wouldn’t purchase with my own money.