Touching Ideas to Welcome a New Baby to the World

Friday, June 26, 2015
The birth of a new baby is a momentous event in anyone's life, and it's one that you want to celebrate and commemorate. Although you'll get to watch your child grow up, you'll want to have keepsakes of when they were tiny and delicate. My daughters are 13 and 9 years old now, but I love to go back through baby books, pictures, and momentos to remember their younger years.

It's fun to have a way to announce the birth to everyone and celebrate the occasion with your friends and family. From unique to creative to traditional birth announcements, you can find any number of ways to let your friends know of your new addition.

If you're looking for a unique way to welcome a baby into the family, there are several ways to create precious and lasting memories.

Plant a Tree
Planting a tree in your new baby's honor is a great way to create a memory that you can watch grow as your child does. You can do it in your own backyard if you want something private, especially if you think you aren't going to move anytime soon. But there are also more public places you can use that you can visit anytime you want. Plus, others will be able to see the tree you planted, and you can include a plaque showing that it's dedicated to your baby. Creating a new life for a new life is a beautiful symbolic action.

Family Photo Shoot
My home is filled with pictures of my children and my family. Photo shoots are a very popular way to capture memories when your baby is only a few days old. You can capture those first precious moments that will soon be gone as your little one starts to grow. You can have some photos of your baby on his/her own, as well as with the parents and with some props. You'll find that many photographers and studios offering modern newborn photography will have creative ideas to help you create unique shots.

Name a Star
Another beautiful thing to do is name a star after your newborn. When Emma was just a baby, my sister-in-law and her family bought Emma a star. There are several services you can use to pick a star and let your little one leave their mark on the universe. As well as getting to name the star, you usually get a pack of goodies or a framed certificate showing the constellation where the star is located. The star's name is registered, and you can get a certificate proving that you've named it. You might also receive things such as an information booklet and even a unique link so you can use Google Earth to view the star whenever you want.

Welcome Messages
If you want to make some unique art with your friends and family, there are lots of ideas you can use. One of the things you can do is get your loved ones to write messages on a canvas or piece of card or paper, welcoming the new baby into the world. You could add your hand prints to the artwork too, including the baby's.  When it's complete, you can frame it and hang it in your home to remind you and your child of the love that surrounds you. At my baby shower, we asked guests to write a small but meaningful message on a matte frame which we later framed with one of Emma's first photographs. It has become a special way for me to remember my baby shower as well as Emma's birth.

You can do many things to celebrate the arrival of your precious bundle of joy. Take the opportunity to spend time as a family and perhaps with friends too to create even more memories for your children to treasure.

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