Sharing your big news is a big deal and you might be looking for a special, memorable and personal way to do it. For hubby and I, travel is such a big part of our lives that it was always going to feature in our announcement some way or another, so it was no surprise that we opted for a travel-themed pregnancy announcement. Having done quite a bit of research in this area I thought it would be a shame not to share my findings with other parents-to-be who are looking for a special way to break their pregnancy news to their friends and family.
Why choose a travel-themed baby announcement?
When you announce your pregnancy, you want to do it in a special, yet personal way. For us, travel has always been such an important part of our lives. Hubby and I had both travelled extensively before we met, and we have continued to travel together. And it was without doubt that our future travel plans would incorporate our baby. So what better way to announce our pregnancy than through travel? After all we had just had a travel themed wedding a few months earlier… for more on this read ‘We’re married! My amazing Thai-Asian themed wedding’.
Travel-Themed Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Having searched the Internet for inspiration, I found that finding ideas for our travel-themed pregnancy announcement wasn’t as easy as I had hoped! Here are my favourite examples to give you some inspiration for your own announcement.
You may choose to make your travel-themed pregnancy announcement using a photo that you have taken on your travels, or maybe even just on a picture that you have found that you like. When we made our first announcement in 2016 we bought a pair of baby Havianas (which only just fit baby Isla exactly two years later!) and lined them up next to ours on the beach during our travels through Greece. The photo was taken on a beach near Thessaloniki and when I look at it I have happy memories of that day.
For our second pregnancy announcement we bought matching clothes during our trip across Canada. When I saw the ‘family bear’ range I just couldn’t resist- they were so cute! And seen as we had spent the past three weeks looking for bears (with no luck might I add), it was really quite a fitting purchase! We went to the field behind our house on a sunny day to take this photo.
There are so many cool ideas that you can come up with involving a globe or a map. I like this cute globe/passport/shoe combo by a company called Newly Scripted who make custom made globes.
I’ve seen quite a few really cool travel-themed pregnancy announcements that involve suitcases or bags. They generally have a luggage item for each person, with a little one being for the new baby. I really like this example that I found on Pinterest.
Baby Grow/Scan Photo
Sharing a baby scan photo is probably the most common way to make a pregnancy announcement, but these can be a little ‘same-same’- yes, your mother-in-law might like to claim that the baby has daddy’s nose, but in reality all babies look the same at 12 weeks gestation in a scan image. Incorporating a scan photo or even a cute little baby outfit in a travel-themed photo or image can be a great idea though. It can also help make it a lot more personal! I like this example by themomfriend.
What do you think of these travel-themed pregnancy announcement ideas? Do you have any more to add? Please leave your thoughts in the comments box below!