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Baby Announcements: Special Keepsakes

May 9, 2008
Many important events bring friends and families together. The majority of them, like weddings, graduations, and birthday parties, are very happy occasions. Few are as significant, however, as a newborn in the family. Defying hospital rules limiting visitors to two at a time, family members and friends crowd into the poor mother's hospital room. Packed like sardines, they circle the bed, cooing over the tiny bundle everyone insists on passing around. Sometimes there is a territorial preschooler strutting about showing off "my baby!" The glow in the room in palpable.

Regrettably, not everyone can be there to see the new arrival, and there are far flung friends and aunts and uncles eager to see pictures and get all the details. For decades, baby announcements have been the traditional way of spreading the good news. All the important information is included, and sometimes there is a picture of the squinting newborn.

For truly gorgeous baby announcements, letterpress is an excellent choice. This enduring style of printing is over five hundred years old, and while the plate manufacturing technology has been computerized, the printing process is much the same as it has been for centuries. Because it is so hands on, few people practice it now. For landmark occasions like a baby' arrival or an anniversary party, however, it is well worth the trouble of finding someone who practices letterpress. The elegance and class of this old style of printing far exceeds any modern printing method.

Though it is old, letterpress is anything but dull and traditional! There are so many motifs and customization choices for baby announcements. From the fluffy and adorable to the classic, there are a wide range of choices.

Colored envelopes and ribbons and exquisite corner pockets add an individual touch. With letterpress, you can design beautiful cards that will truly stand out and be treasured for many years to come.
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If you are in the market for exquisite baby announcements, be sure you buy from a reputable letterpress firm.
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