I have been married for almost 8 years and in each of those, I have had a big annoucnement. You know, something worthy of designing an adorable card and mailing it to people outside your immediate family. I love aweseome cards. I got to send out Save the Dates for my wedding. The whole idea of saving a date for our big day still seems crazy and wonmderful. I love stationery and paper so you can see how a wedding was just my cup of tea. Save the dates, multiple invitations, programs…I got to make them all!
Then we bought our first real house and became lucky morttgage holders with millions of other Americans. Of course this got an annoucnement, An offocial we’ve moved was sent.
After we had out house, I got to announce my pregnancy and the births of my three beautiful children.
What could be better than a birth annoucment to show your precious lumps of love to the world? I adore baby cards. They are full of joy and hope and pride. They are full of promise.
How could anyone not love these tiny little people?
Lately I realize I have no big annoucment this year. All my kids are little. We have years until any real school announcement. We are planning on staying in our house. As much as I would LOVE to renew our vows and have another wedding ceremony, the hubs thinks I am crazy. Not to want to marry him again, but to go through the planning again. I might have been a little looney the first time around.
We all know that I want one more baby, but as my mom says, it takes two to tango. Both people have to be on board for a baby. That means no more precious baby cards.
So what’s a girl with a hankering for pretty notes to do?
I am considering a smaller circulation edition of Sophia’s pre-school graduation. I know for a fact that she would love to announce the loss of her first tooth when it happens. I could tell the family of Miles’ successful potty training. I just love marking occasions with something beautiful and a little official. My poor mother…she may start to get a lot of announcements. Don’t worry mom, no gifts are expected.
I also think I could create my own mini annoucments for the kids and all their milestones and create a photo book each year that contains all of them. I think the kids and their grandparents would LOVE this. I could create as many awesome annoucnements as I wanted and only annoy family with them one time each year!
As I eagerly await our next big news, I will watch for all yours. What will you announce this year? Do you get as excited as I do for pretty ways to spread the news? Share your announcement with me so I can live vicariously through you. Bring on the weddings and babies!
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