(Closed) Need ideas for announcing to long distance family

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@august05:  Skype? Email? Phone calls?

The trouble with anything else is that if people are all spread out, it has to be done at pretty much the same time from your end or they’ll find out through others. So like mailing an announcement or something could backfire.

Maybe put a picture of your ultrasound in an email if that’s available? Or maybe that’s too impersonal. A phonecall would be appreciated I think.

Post # 5
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Could you send a package to each person via UPS or Fed Ex. Alert them you have sent something but instruct not to open. Skype or facetime all of them while they open and reveal 🙂

Post # 6
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did a Christmas card/Announcement to send to everyone we couldn’t tell in person.  Everyone pretty much found out at the same time and it’s something they can keep if they want to.  I know it’s not Christmas… but you can always use the sonogram pic and do something similar.  I just took a picture in our backyard and used Walgreen’s website and made these myself 🙂

Post # 7
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did the shoes thing too.  You can add a dog’s paws too (mine pup was too concerned with the shoes! Everyone LOVED it!

Post # 8
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@august05:  I plan to do something like what @RoyalLime:  said – send a big box of balloons and attach a sonogram picture to one of the balloons so the balloons pop out when they open the box! I just wonder if the balloons would survive the trip…

Post # 9
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@jdashiell17:  I got so many compliments on my cards, and they were so easy to make and fairly inexpensive 🙂 

Post # 11
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I sent an email out to everyone at the same time with the following message:


Hi Aunts, Uncles and Cousins-
[DH] and I wanted to share our very exciting news with you! We are expecting!
We could not be more excited to bring a little one into our wonderful family! We know it will be surrounded with love!
More details in the photo attached.
Hope all is well with everyone. Can’t wait to talk to you all soon!”

Then I attached a 3-part photo announcement that said “First comes love” (with a pic from when we first started dating), “Than comes marriage” (with a pic from our wedding), “then comes baby” (with our 11 week ultrasound photo). 

Everyone loved it!

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