You’ve passed the 12 week mark of pregnancy and have decided to break the news to your family and friends. (Maybe you want to break the news sooner but anyway…)
You’re the creative type so you scroll through Pinterest looking for exciting ways to reveal the great news via card, via email, via photo or in person! Then, you get overwhelmed because there are 100+ posts about 101 ways to announce your pregnancy on the internet.
Trust me, I spent an embarrassing amount of hours looking for the perfect way to announce my pregnancy to my friends and family. I’ve boiled them down to the five ideas which you will find in my infographic below.
However, in my humble opinion, the absolute best way is to capture their precious reaction on video. You pretend to take a photo (because you’re really recording a video), count down from 3 and then before you reach “cheese,” you announce that you’re pregnant!
SOME TIPS AND REMINDERS
If you decide to go with this idea please don’t make the same mistakes I did:
- capture the video on a high-quality camera in case you want to make a short film
- backup your movie files ASAP
Unfortunately, a few of the videos were accidentally erased so not everyone we caught on video is in the final cut. So, if you do decide to go with this idea, make sure you backup your files ASAP or else you will throw an emotional, pregnant hissy fit like I did. Your husband will suffer greatly, especially if he was the one that erased them. FYI – I still love my husband.
If all your close family and friends live in your town, then this should be quite easy. However, if most of your family and friends live abroad, like mine do, you probably have to film your skype video (not super great quality but still a fantastic memory!). Bad connections and audio/video lag are also issues here.
Anyway, here’s the final cut!
5 MORE PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS
If you are looking for something that requires less time coordination and not involving tricking people into thinking you’re taking a picture, then check out these fun and creative ideas to announce your pregnancy through a photo or gift: