Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birth Announcements

 
As I've mentioned a lot recently, I'm trying to be very conscious of the things I want to repeat for Tate (like a scrapbook of his first year) and the things that weren't really worth the effort, like birth announcements.
 
With Henry, we printed this collage as regular photos, slapped an extra-large label on the back that had the announcement, and sent it like a postcard. Although it was nice to have something for Henry's scrapbook, the tangible announcements felt like a waste of time and energy because of the prevalence of social media.
 
So for Tate, we decided to create a collage of some Instagram photos using an app (I am now on Instagram as "saracotner") and send it via e-mail with the following text:
 
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Our ball of joy finally joined us! We are ecstatic to welcome another healthy baby into our family: Tate Estes (like Estes Park where we got married) Cotner-Bradford. Tate joined us via a waterbirth at home on July 1st. Henry slept through the birth of his 10lb. 3oz. brother!
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Then I created a quick one-pager in Microsoft Word with the photo collage at the top and the announcement at the bottom. I uploaded it to FedExOffice.com to have it printed in color (since we only have a black and white printer at home). For 75 cents I have a sweet momento to add to Tate's scrapbook and everyone has been updated with the news!



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4 comments:

Kylie D'Alton said...

I'm so late to the party. Congratulations Sara! Such fantastic news that Tate arrived safely and that you are all doing so well! And congratulations on (almost) having the house finished. I have no idea how you do it! Can we have some more Tate/Henry/house photographs? Please?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks, Kylie!

I can't wait to hear all about your secret project. Please share soon!

Jessica McCloud said...

Sarah! Ohemgee! Congrats! I can't stop using exclamations! It's been a while, clearly just under a year, since I've come back to read your blog. Been busy with own critter over here. anyways, I am SO HAPPY to read you have a new beautiful addition ro your family. what joy :-)

And enjoy all these firsts with your new little love. congrats to the whole family as well. I'm sure H is going to be the best big brother.

Jessica McCloud said...

Sarah! Ohemgee! Congrats! I can't stop using exclamations! It's been a while, clearly just under a year, since I've come back to read your blog. Been busy with own critter over here. anyways, I am SO HAPPY to read you have a new beautiful addition ro your family. what joy :-)

And enjoy all these firsts with your new little love. congrats to the whole family as well. I'm sure H is going to be the best big brother.

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