One of my good friends used to work for the Wren Press out of London… no coincidence, of course, that a friend of mine would be a paper lover!
She brought up some of their birth announcement samples to check out and I thought I’d share them with you. I thought their footprint birth announcements were quite cute… you stamp and scan the babies foot and then mail it in. This could be a really fun DIY birth announcement project.
Now you know my obsession with the time difference — how awesome are these birth announcements for a baby with international ties?! If you haven’t already you must download my sleep chart.
I really like ships and boats for babies… the plane is great for a new arrival and the ship, referencing so many Christian themes, from fisheaters.com. Have you ever noticed how often the ceilings of cathedrals ceilings look like boats?
“As those outside of Noah’s Ark were destroyed, the ship became a perfect early symbol of the Church with its associations with “the barque of Peter, the Fisherman.” In the same vein, the main part of a church’s interior, the place where the people worship, is called a “nave,” from the Latin “navis” — ship. The Ark is also a symbol of the Temple through its shape and purpose, both having three levels, etc. And as a symbol of the Temple and Church, it is a symbol of Mary, sealed off with pitch and closed up by God Himself.”
They also offer printing on a plastic type card with embossing on top… I’ve never seen this before, but it’s very durable!