Announcing the Special Prize winners of The Every Mother Counts Birth Announcements Challenge! New parents come to Minted in search of truly unique and fresh birth announcements to celebrate the arrival of their little one, and this year’s submissions were truly just that! From fun copy, to gorgeous understated typography, to whimsical illustrations, to striking foil, to timeless elegance – we were blown away by the breadth of talent and can’t wait to introduce Minted customers to the new assortment.
For the most design-forward, innovative birth announcement or invitation that you would only find at Minted.
I Got You Babe by Yours Madly
Runners-up: Colorforms by Frooted Design, Parfum by Nazia Hyder, and Letterboard by Lea Delaveris
For the best design featuring multiple photos.
Multi Simple Framed by Petra Kern
Runners-up: Linear by Lehan Veenker, ID Bracelet by Michelle Taylor, and Indie by Lauren Chism
For the best classic design that will appeal to more traditional parents.
Stately Monogram by Stacey Meacham
Runners-up: Lyric by Jessica Williams, Formal Introduction by Shirley Lin Schneider, and Modern Welcome by Michelle Poe
For the design that highlights the new little one’s name in an extraordinary way and accommodates a wide variety of names.
Watercolor Script by Olivia Raufman
Runners-up: Bold Name Tag by The Carillos, Hi by Erica Krystek, and Meeting by Up Up Creative
For the most differentiated and unique full-bleed photo design.
Namely by Jessica Williams
Runners-up: Jubilee by Lauren Chism, Market Swirls by Jennifer Wick, and Lucky Stars by Hooray Creative
For the best design announcing twins or multiples.
Addition by Faith Dorn
Runners-up: Extra Blessed by Lea Delaveris, For the Love of Twins by Hooray Creative, and Bonded by Angela Garrick
For the best pregnancy announcement.
Soon to be Three by Ashley Rosenbaum
Runners-up: Bump Ahead by Pink House Press, Baby Makes Three by AK Graphics, and Plus One by Bethany Anderson
For the best design for a boy.
Little Caterpillar by Moe and Me
Runners-up: Wood Carving by Jennifer Wick, Spunky by Lauren Chism, and Cars and Balls by Mai Jimenez
For the best simple, modern design.
Editorial Keepsake by Snow and Ivy
Runners-up: Simple Type by Faith Dorn, Small Heart by Jennifer Lew, and Clean and Classy by Dozi
For the card that best leverages clever wording to announce baby’s arrival.
The Snuggle is Real by Up Up Creative
Runners-up: Sup by Jennifer Postorino, Melting Hearts by Frooted Design, and Our Party Animal by Melissa Casey
For the best design that announces an adoption or is uniquely suited for same-sex couples or singles who are celebrating the birth of a child.
Hoped and Waited by Shiny Penny Studio
Runner-up: Homecoming by Lea Delaveris
For the design with elements that truly shine in foil.
Our Story by Lehan Veenker
“Our Story” will also be launching as a non-photo foil-pressed birth announcement design! This is a great option for parents who want to pair a standard printed photo of their newborn with a separate card containing birth stats.
Runners-up: Little Jewel by Carolyn Nicks, A Dream Come True by iamtanya, and Morning + Night by Carrie Oneal
For the best design specifically created for one of the die-cut shapes Minted offers.
Ornate Frame by JeAnna Casper
Runners-up: Floral Curved Frame by Erin Deegan, Formal Introduction by Kasia Labocki, and Precious Petals by Oscar & Emma
For the best design that puts the baby’s name or other customizable text on a curvilinear path.
Baby Train by Baumbirdy
Runners-up: Modern Classic by Shirley Lin Schneider, Flora and Fauna by Lorent and Leif, and Brushy Love by Anchored Paper Co.
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
Our Newest Adventure by Aileen Pasion
“Our Newest Adventure” will be launching as a non-photo, foil-pressed birth announcement design. This is a great option for parents who want to pair a standard printed photo of their newborn with a separate card containing birth stats.
For the best design that incorporates an original hand-drawn illustration or hand lettering.
Woodland Forest by Lori Wemple
For the Originality Award we took nominations from our community and picked the winner based on your recommendations. Mariecor Agravante described this design as “elegantly enticing and uplifting.” Debb W. also nominated Lori’s design, noting the “wonderful transparencies, adding depth, and a rich color palette that enlivens her watercolor.” We completely agree!
Congratulations to the winners!