When couples take the next step and decide to move in together a furry family member is typically your ‘first child’ together. Your pet, or pets, are usually a crucial part of your life and very involved in everything. Therefore, it makes sense that some couples may like to include their fur babies in the fun when making the big announcement about adding a new human baby into the family.
Including pets into any pregnancy announcement can add an extra cute personal touch and also adds an element of adorableness. While there are countless ways to incorporate your pet into the perfect pregnancy announcement, here are some creative ideas to inspire you.
1. Studying for the Position
For those looking to add a little humor into their announcement, try out a staged photo op of your pet sitting behind a stack of books so it appears they are beginning to do some research on their new roles of becoming big brother or big sister. The books can rage in titles but be sure the viewer is able to clearly see key words such as; pregnancy, expecting, baby, big brother, big sister, training babies, etc.
2. Fur Baby Sports Fans
A very popular creative announcement idea is to incorporate a bit of fandom with your pets by dressing them in your favorite team jersey. The announcement can be completed with a cute personalized sign leaning near your pet that states the due date. You may also add a little more to the announcement by placing sports equipment in the frame, a creative letterboard or chalkboard scoreboard or creative sign.
3. Simple and Elegant Celebration
One of the simplest yet more elegant announcement ideas is to simply get your pet to pose next to a letter board, or sign, with some fun decorations surrounding them. Some expecting parents also place a sonogram into the announcement for a little extra special touch.
4. Updated Family Photograph
There’s no better time to get an updated family photo than when there’s a new pregnancy to announce that can be incorporated into the photograph. During this intimate session you and your partner, as the expecting parents, can work with your photographer in order to do a few frames with your pet to clearly make the announcement public.
5. Customized Shirts
Custom shirts is a huge trend for any special occasion, and for a pregnancy announcement this option is a super fun for expecting parents to add a personalized look allowing you and your partner to decide exactly how you would like your shirt to look and how you would like it to read for the special announcement. You can even get customized shirts for your pets to wear that have the announcement on them. Additionally, personalized shirts can also be used as gifts to family or friends to make the announcement to them.
6. Customized Pet Bandana
Similar to the custom shirt concept, having a customized pet bandana made is a super simple and adorable way to reveal a pregnancy announcement. The bandana is able to read whatever you and your partner would like it to. Just some examples would be; due date, big brother, big sister, getting us a human, and then there were four, etc. It is a cute and creative idea that really centers on your pet or pets for the pregnancy announcement.
7. Paws and Shoes
There’s no doubt you’ve seen the classic pregnancy announcement photo with baby shoes lined up next to mom and dads. Include this sneaker approach with your pets paws by placing your pet, or pets in a row sitting with a pair of baby shoes next to them. Another unique idea can include having your pet lay down beside a letter board, cute baby onesie, a rattle, and a pair of baby shoes.
Regardless of how you and your partner decide to incorporate your pets in sharing the exciting pregnancy news have fun, get creative and enjoy the time with your fur baby before it’s time to start preparing them for a tiny human. No matter what idea you settle on, the announcement will be un-fur-getable and absolutely purr-fect.