birth announcements - Our Light.

Tags: birth announcements, hand drawn, lettered, cute, modern, bold

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Miranda Ohrenberg
  • Minted Dec 11, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 32 Comments made
  • 426 Votes cast

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This print features a light bulb and hand drawn feature saying "You are the light of our lives" inside of it. Gold foil elements and a place to feature your baby's info is on there also.


birth announcements, hand drawn, lettered, cute, modern, bold

colors shown:

Charcoal, White, Black


Frontage, daft brush

design inspired by:

A7 Photo Birth Announcement

submitted on:

Dec 24 2015

average score:




Special Delivery Birth Announcements Challenge - See designs critique this design

rating closed
final average score: 2.30
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birth announcements - Our Light. by Miranda Ohrenberg


Miranda Ohrenberg on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:07am
Miranda Ohrenberg
  • Minted Dec 11, 2014
  • 2 Awards
  • 32 Comments made
  • 426 Votes cast

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out where to put this text. It looks awkward to me where it's at. Any ideas?


Ashlee Townsend on Dec 26, 2015 at 2:13pm
Ashlee Townsend
  • Minted Oct 29, 2015
  • 23 Awards
  • 412 Comments made
  • 7798 Votes cast

I don't think it looks awkward at all. I think the design is really great. I also like the font choice. I think it compliments the design and doesn't overpower the fun image.

Mansi on Dec 26, 2015 at 4:11pm
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1853 Comments made
  • 8581 Votes cast

My only suggestion would be to remove the 2 lines above Of. It looks stuck to the G in Light! Maybe make the bulb itself a little bigger so the type does not seem so tight inside... Also, maybe make the "e" in the smaller than the cap height of "h". It reads as "THL" instead of "the". Hope this helps and best of luck :)

Kelly Clabaugh on Dec 26, 2015 at 7:50pm
Kelly Clabaugh
  • Minted Nov 10, 2015
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I don't think it's awkward, it looks great!

Simona Camp on Dec 28, 2015 at 11:54am
Simona Camp
  • Minted Oct 19, 2014
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  • 1666 Comments made
  • 15106 Votes cast

It doesn't bother me, but you have to be happy with it as it's your design. Maybe try cutting it down to 2 lines instead of 3. A narrower sans serif and changing the date to a numeric format can help with eliminating one line of text.

Amy Payne on Dec 29, 2015 at 10:33am
Amy Payne
  • Minted May 29, 2015
  • 89 Awards
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  • 23191 Votes cast

I think that the text on the bottom looks good. I like the font choice. Maybe if you made it two lines (change the date to 7.15.2015 and add it above) would give it more breathing room. I would also change the E in the a little because I agree that it reads as thl. Maybe move "the" down a tiny bit so it is more centered between you and light. Those are nit picky though. I think it's a fun design.

Melissa Casey on Jan 3, 2016 at 9:28am
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 57 Awards
  • 2761 Comments made
  • 28687 Votes cast

I think this design looks great! The textured background works well with the design and I think the lettering is spot on. I just might suggest giving a little more room between the bottom of the bulb and the baby stats. Just seems a touch too close.

Haley Warner on Jan 5, 2016 at 7:06am
Haley Warner
  • Minted Jan 3, 2015
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  • 1636 Votes cast

I think it looks great! Perfect as is.

Rebecca Lowe on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:35pm
Rebecca Lowe
  • Minted Apr 15, 2015
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  • 2550 Votes cast

I think it's really great! I love the art work! Sometimes when I look at my designs for too long they look awkward too! Great work!

Attila on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:23pm
  • Minted Dec 6, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 22 Comments made
  • 569 Votes cast

really nice design, but you should definitely change the 'e' in 'the'. I would also try to make the weight/height/date a few pts smaller than the name.

Snow and Ivy on Jan 13, 2016 at 1:21pm
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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adorable! I think the text placement is great... maybe if you shrink the lightbulb just a hair, it would give the text a little more breathing room? Otherwise, I think it looks really nice!

Thoroughly Curly Designs on Jan 18, 2016 at 10:59am
Thoroughly Curly Designs
  • Minted Feb 10, 2015
  • 35 Comments made
  • 491 Votes cast

I think it looks great! Agreed with the tips to try shrinking the light bulb a smidge and then making the bottom text 2 lines so as not to detract from the light bulb. I would also try a curvier font for the stats since the font is so playful in the light bulb. Great job!