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55 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas To Totally Steal

by CafeMom

With pregnancy comes a lot of excitement. There are baby names to consider, a nursery to decorate, the most adorable onesies to purchase, baby’s first toy, and of course the joy that will come from holding baby for the very first time.

But before all of that, expectant parents often spread the word through some sort of pregnancy announcement. This is the big “ta-da!” of pregnancy — the moment future parents share with their loved ones there’s a new little person on the way. Sharing the big news with family and friends is really exciting — and it can also come with a creative element.

Photos, videos, or digital cards can be posted on social media, emailed, or texted to family and friends.

Gifts and paper cards can be mailed or handed off. Many future parents choose to go all out with a funny or clever design, while others go with something heartfelt. It’s all a beautiful effort to let loved ones know that a baby is on the way and to celebrate this thrilling time.

Couples may choose to share the news differently depending on whom they’re announcing it to and when. For example, in the early weeks of pregnancy, mom-to-be doesn’t have a baby bump yet, and she might just want to tell close family; at that time, sharing a sonogram photo is a popular method. If she’s sharing the news with a large group of friends and/or family, she might wait a bit longer — the end of the first trimester is a popular time — and do something more elaborate, like create a mock movie poster or have a creative photo shoot. The ideas are nearly endless for how to make these pregnancy announcements fun and unique. Need some ideas? This collection of pregnancy announcements is certainly inspiring and can help parents-to-be figure out which way they want to orchestrate their own big reveal. Have fun deciding on a favorite!

This article originally appeared on CafeMom.

1. Little Coming Soon!

1. Little Coming Soon!

A marquee or sign quite literally spells it out for people. A simple and clear pregnancy announcement like this one never gets old — it’s classic! Cute baby-themed props such as a sonogram photo, teething beads, and a sweet baby blankie make it visually complete.

2. Cat's Out of the Bag

2. Cat's Out of the Bag

Employ kitty! Fur babies can really help with the cute factor of a pregnancy announcement.

3. Getting Techie

3. Getting Techie

Some parents love to announce a pregnancy using clever plays on words. For those who love all things techie, this is cute code for “We’re expecting!”

4. Expecting a Skier

4. Expecting a Skier

We love how this couple of skiers chose to announce a future snow bunny on the way.

5. For the Gamers

5. For the Gamers

This video-game-themed onesie could not be any cuter, and it makes an especially fitting pregnancy announcement for gamers who are expecting.

6. Happy Pregnancy Announcement

6. Happy Pregnancy Announcement

This couple proudly displays their sonogram photos while embracing. Saying anything with hugs and smiles is a no-fail way to share the news.

7. Surprising the Grandparents

7. Surprising the Grandparents

Grandparents-to-be are likely to cry happy tears once they see this onesie.

8. Stylish Idea

8. Stylish Idea

Pregnancy announcement signs are hugely popular. This one’s black-and-white color scheme is stylish and gender-neutral.

9. Future Rock Star

9. Future Rock Star

What better way for a family of musicians to announce a pregnancy — snap a photo of an instrument with the sonogram.

10. With a Laugh

10. With a Laugh

Dad’s cup is full, but mom’s is empty. This is a funny way for a wine lover to break her pregnancy news.

11. So Much Love

11. So Much Love

For parents who struggled with infertility, a onesie like this one makes an apropos way to announce the news. “Made with lots of love and a little science.” So sweet.

12. For the Lego Lovers

12. For the Lego Lovers

Something tells us this baby-to-be is going to be playing with a lot of Legos.

13. Sweet Souvenir

13. Sweet Souvenir

On vacation? Some expectant couples take to their favorite amusement park or sight and buy a souvenir shirt or onesie. Snap a pic, and people will get the hint.

14. Two Cute

14. Two Cute

This idea is unique and fun! It’s as easy as taking a photo of two fingers to show that baby will soon make three.

15. Mama + Papa

15. Mama + Papa

We feel the love just looking at this pregnancy announcement photo. “Mama” and “Papa” shirts are easy to DIY.

16. Big Brother

16. Big Brother

We have a feeling the “big brother” in this pregnancy announcement will also be a best friend.

17. Little Shoes

17. Little Shoes

Reveal the news with a cute shoe photo, showing mom, dad, and kid feet, along with an adorable pair of baby shoes.

18. New Year, New Baby

18. New Year, New Baby

“The year I grow a human but still kill all the plants.” How many pregnant women can relate to this prediction?

19. A Sign for Daddy-to-Be

19. A Sign for Daddy-to-Be

Imagine the joy this daddy-to-be must have experienced after seeing this sign!

20. The Best Keepsake

20. The Best Keepsake

A crafty mom-to-be might find a way to stitch (or paint or otherwise craft) her ultrasound image. We couldn’t be more in love with this idea.

21. For a Thanksgiving Reveal

21. For a Thanksgiving Reveal

Wearing this Thanksgiving-themed shirt makes a perfect pregnancy announcement for the couple who have quite the sense of humor.

22. Getting the Little Ones Involved

22. Getting the Little Ones Involved

Getting a new sibling is super exciting, and we love that this family decided to announce the big news with a chalkboard drawing.

23. Fun With Letters

23. Fun With Letters

Spelling it out with magnetic letters is an easy and whimsical way to share that baby is coming soon.

24. Conception Comedy

24. Conception Comedy

Imagine nonchalantly holding this sperm-meets-egg mug and then seeing the reactions as people read it!

25. Glowing Heart

25. Glowing Heart

A heart-shaped light makes for a cute pregnancy announcement photo — and it’ll look so nice in baby’s room, too.

26. Clip Art

26. Clip Art

Who needs to be a professional illustrator to create the perfect pregnancy announcement art? Not us! We can show there’s a baby in mom’s belly with just a few safety pins.

27. Message in a Bottle

27. Message in a Bottle

Give each close family member a message in a bottle they’ll be so excited to read!

28. Surprise Mug

28. Surprise Mug

Dad-to-be will be so excited when he finishes his cup of coffee. (Maybe fill the mug only halfway just so the reveal happens faster.)

29. Creating Hearts

29. Creating Hearts

This flat-lay pregnancy announcement photo is simple and yet entirely beautiful.

30. With a Letter

30. With a Letter

Everyone loves mail; everyone loves babies more. Why not mail family members a sonogram photo with a card to announce the news?

31. Cute Figures

31. Cute Figures

Here’s another adorable pregnancy announcement made with DIY Lego figures.

32. Happiness

32. Happiness

Find a sign or spot that shows where baby will be “made,” and take a pic! We are in love with this couple’s clever pregnancy announcement idea.

33. Oh Yes!

33. Oh Yes!

There’s one phrase that says it all: “Oh baby!” Posting a pic like this is one way to get the excitement going.

34. So Personalized

34. So Personalized

Surprise! To announce a pregnancy, parents-to-be can send a sweet pic like this to their loved ones.

35. Big Family Reveal

35. Big Family Reveal

There’s a baby that soon won’t be the baby anymore! Have a niece or nephew wear this cute onesie to announce a pregnancy.

36. With the Bump

36. With the Bump

Mama’s carrying a girl! A photo with a stylish sign like this one can announce a pregnancy or reveal baby’s gender.

37. Telling Friends

37. Telling Friends

Announce a pregnancy to a close friend with an awesome glass like this one that tells her she’ll be considered an aunt.

38. Footprints

38. Footprints

This baby footprint shirt has a subtle and powerful message: I’m pregnant!

39. Special for Grandma

39. Special for Grandma

The grandma-to-be will be so excited to see this necklace.

40. Puzzle Pieces

40. Puzzle Pieces

For the family and friends who love games, this puzzle pregnancy announcement is perfection.

41. We've Got Mail

41. We've Got Mail

We think this pregnancy-reveal Valentine is something loved ones will want to keep forever.

42. Keeping Track

42. Keeping Track

Mark a calendar with baby’s due date to share the pregnancy news with close loved ones.

43. Look Closely

43. Look Closely

This pregnancy announcement tee is great for the jokester.

44. Cutie Booties

44. Cutie Booties

A gift of handmade booties is a not-so-subtle hint that a baby is on the way. We hope that when this gift is given, more photos or even video is taken.

45. Scratch-Off Announcement

45. Scratch-Off Announcement

Loved ones scratch off these cards to find out they’re winning a new family member.

46. For the Mom Who Has Everything

46. For the Mom Who Has Everything

What to get the mom who has everything? A promotion to grandma!

47. Sweet Buns

47. Sweet Buns

The expectant parents can give loved ones literal “buns” in the oven to announce their news. Think anyone will remember to eat the bun after this reveal?

48. Surprise!

48. Surprise!

We love the idea of just showing up in this “Eating tacos for two” tee and seeing how people react.

49. To the Last Drop

49. To the Last Drop

The grandparents-to-be will be smiling every time they drink out of these pregnancy-reveal mugs.

50. A Label of Love

50. A Label of Love

When parents-to-be give this gift of wine, the label says it all: We’re expecting!

51. Balloon Celebration

51. Balloon Celebration

Those stylish gold number balloons aren’t just for birthday parties. They’re perfect for announcing big family news, too!

52. Witch or Wizard?

52. Witch or Wizard?

Parents don’t have to go all the way to Orlando to re-create this cool Harry Potter announcement. A magic wand and some wizard robes would do the trick anywhere.

53. A Little Pumpkin

53. A Little Pumpkin

For fall pregnancies, pumpkins make the perfect prop to share the baby news.

54. Add a Little Humor

54. Add a Little Humor

A play on words is always welcome, like this bun-in-the-oven announcement that incorporates a trendy letter board.

55. Bring in the Pets

55. Bring in the Pets

Fur siblings are the perfect addition to any silly and creative pregnancy announcement.