Happy Holidays! We are so thrilled that you’re expecting or already have a little one in your arms. With the wonderful togetherness that comes with this season, what better time to add to the merriment than with a Christmas baby or pregnancy announcement! Friends and family are near, there’s lots of food for all of your cravings, and chilly weather to keep you nice and cool during the occasional hot flash.
We have compiled a list of Christmas baby or pregnancy announcement ideas that will fill you and your loved ones with cheer. So turn on a classic Christmas movie, light a spruce scented candle, and warm up with some peppermint cocoa because it’s time to get started! You may also want to read through our tips on how to photograph children.
All we wanted for Christmas by Alethea and Ruth
We love this simple idea of zooming in on the baby bump and holding a print-out of your sonogram picture. Pair the image with a clever holiday greeting such as “so much more to celebrate”, or “the more the merrier!”
More to Celebrate by Lea Delaveris
A little holiday twist on the classic sonogram photo. Find a small box and wrap it with your favorite wrapping paper and elegant bow. We have a great step-by-step guide on tying the perfect bow. Slide your sonogram picture onto the present and hold the whole package with your partner. We love this winter pregnancy announcement idea because it plays on the idea of your little one being the greatest gift, which is especially true during the holiday season.
Aren’t baby shoes simply the cutest? Do a little early shopping for your little one and find a pair of cozy winter shoes for this easy photo idea. We love the moccasins in this photo, but cute booties or even infant snow boots would be equally as cute! For cute photo ideas, place the baby slippers in between the parent’s boots, in front of the paws of a pet, or by the fireplace.
Soon to Be Three by Ashley Rosenbaum
One of our favorite parts of Christmas is the little Christmas Tree farms popping up on every corner. The string lights, wreaths, and the sweet smell of freshly cut pine are some of the best parts of the season. Take a couple of photos among the evergreens for a festive Christmas pregnancy announcement idea. A great time to take these photos would be when you’re chopping down your own tree or going Christmas tree shopping with the family.
A classic symbol of the holiday season, wreaths were originally used to symbolize the perseverance of life through the difficult climate of the winter. As a symbol of life and the persevering spirit of nature, we believe that wreaths are a beautifully symbolic way to help announce your winter pregnancy. Some ideas for signs that could hang on your wreath are “Hello little one”, “Baby on the way!”, or “Our new little gift.”
Embrace your sense of adventure and head out for a walk in winter’s first snow. There is something so magical about snow and the beautiful look it gives your photo. Gather your significant other and any fur babies you may have for a snow globe-inspired birth announcement photo. Be sure to bundle up to stay warm! The photo would be extra special if you are able to take photos while it’s snowing. Be sure to plan ahead and keep track of the weather forecast to perfectly achieve this Christmas pregnancy announcement idea.
You + Me by Bethany McDonald
Give Santa the good news by hanging an additional stocking on your mantel, signaling that there’s going to be a new name to add to the nice list! This imagery would also make an adorable illustration if you cannot snap a photo. If you do take a picture, make it extra cute by embroidering “baby [your last name]” on the stocking itself.
Holiday Stockings by Shirley Lin Schneider
Congrats on your second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth little one! With your family already started, you may want to include the rest of your clan in the photo announcing your pregnancy. We love this simple, yet effective pose where your kids put their hands on your belly. Maybe you’ll even capture the moment where they feel the baby kick! To make this moment even more special, put your kids into matching holiday outfits with Santa hats that show their new spot in the family (oldest, middle child, and youngest on the belly).
This elegant idea takes a commonly used garland and transforms it into a classy boa. We recommend using real evergreens to get the drapey look seen in the photo. If you’re feeling crafty and adventurous, purchase some wire, poinsettias, roses, or pinecones and attach them to the garland for extra flair and pops of color for your winter pregnancy announcement. We have a detailed post on some of the top Christmas flowers and greenery you could feature.
You can’t help but smile when you come across this Christmas baby announcement idea! Check your local paper for any “photo with Santa” opportunities planned at a nearby mall or department store. Bring along a printout of your latest sonogram and let Santa help you share in the spreading of your joyous news.
Share this exciting news with a pregnancy announcement featuring your furry-first-born! Add a sign or customize your announcement digitally with sayings like “I’m going to be a big brother!” or “crib paw-trol reporting for duty.” To give it a holiday theme, pose your pet in front of your Christmas tree or put a Santa hat on them.
From Your Furry First-Born by Lea Delaveris
Marshmallows, candy canes, sugar plums, peppermints, gumdrops, and lots and lots of frosting are the key components to a delightfully festive gingerbread house. For this Christmas baby announcement photo, have your kids help decorate a gingerbread house. Make sure that the gingerbread mom has a belly bump! After the house is completed, have your children pose in their aprons with their creation. Or, you could even have a little gingerbread man family created for each member of the family, and then have one more tiny gingerbread boy/girl to symbolize how your family will be growing.
For this endearing Christmas baby announcement photo idea, you’ll need a photo ornament, a small sonogram image that will fit into the photo ornament, and a Christmas tree. Christmas pj’s are an easy way to dress your kids for a fuss-free photoshoot. Give your child the photo ornament and ask them to hang it on the tree. Maybe another member of your family can lift the little boy or girl up to get to that perfect spot. Then, click away to get that darling candid shot.
Santa really delivered - a baby is here! We’re certain Saint Nick is way better than any stork. Swaddle your little one nice and snug and tie a bow gently around them. They are the perfect present after all! Place your baby underneath the Christmas tree in a pile of soft blankets for an extra cozy and cute shot. Try taking pictures during the day and then some at night with the tree lit up.
Take your baby on a winter adventure through a Christmas Tree farm or winter wonderland. While your newborn is most definitely not ready for a photoshoot deep in the chilly woods, we love this accessible way to get a “nature” shot with your little one. Festive beanies and booties are a must! If you're lucky, by the end of the “photoshoot” your little one will be so tired that they are fast asleep in your arms.
Deck the halls with outlet covers, fa la la la la la la la. Your family and friends will get a chuckle out of funny baby announcement wording that plays off a popular Christmas song. We love this creative photo idea too because it is so easy! You have enough to worry about with a newborn, especially during the holidays, so make it easy on yourself. Simply put your newborn in a swaddle (remember, not too tight) and throw a festive blanket underneath.
Fa-la-ling in Love by Amy Kross
Dogs and babies, is there a cuter combo? Get fido involved for a festive birth declaration. Dogs are naturally curious, and with patience, you will be able to get an incredibly memorable shot. Dress your little one in a holiday onesie and your pup in a festive collar or bandana for a heart-melting image. If you are in love with the idea of including your pet in the shot, be sure to read our detailed post on how to feature your furry friend in your holiday card.
Sleeping in a Winter Wonderland. We love the festive wreath prop in this Christmas newborn photoshoot. To create a similar look, make a makeshift crib out of a wreath, pillows, and blankets. Fill the center of the wreath with a pillow and throw a blanket on top to ensure that the wreath makes no direct contact with your little one. Make sure your baby’s head is fully supported and that you’re placing the “wreath cradle” on a soft surface. Cute newborn photos always come second to safety!
Pick out some matching pajama sets for the full family and settle on a bed, couch, or under the Christmas tree. We love the Christmas llama pj’s this family is sporting and the candid expressions on everyone’s face! Embrace the holiday hecticness with a silly photo that really highlights your family's personalities. This is a great way to announce your little one’s arrival with the whole family. Not to mention, we love this idea because it’s budget savvy. Buying matching pj’s is much cheaper than purchasing itchy formal wear or even matching sweaters. Embody the holiday merriment with this cheery Christmas baby announcement idea.
Santa’s newest helper reporting for duty! We love this Christmas baby announcement photo idea for how easy it is to achieve. You only need three things for this cute photo; a fuzzy blanket, a baby-sized Santa hat, and of course, your baby. This photo is extra cute if you can manage to take a picture while they are awake, but is still darling with their little eyes closed. Be sure to snap photos quickly before your baby decides they no longer have the patience for a hat on their head!
Baby humans are filled with curiosity. They want to touch anything and everything! Capture your baby’s natural curiosity as they engage with a sibling, parent, food, or a holiday item of your choosing. Hand your infant a child-safe holiday item such as a candy cane, Christmas stocking, gingerbread man, or holiday card to see what they do with it. Take a bunch of pictures as they investigate and learn.
New Adventure Sparkles designed by Alethea and Ruth
Being promoted to big brother or sister is a big milestone and many little ones take their new title very seriously! Plop your little one in front of the Christmas tree and have the older sibling show off their new baby brother or sister by laying next to them and smiling wide.
Stylish Surname by Ekko Studio
To achieve this Christmas birth announcement idea, grab your new little cutie, hold a sprig of mistletoe above their head and have each parent lean in to kiss those chubby cheeks. To make it even more cheerful, dress your newborn in a green or red onesie, and have both parents wear matching Santa hats.
If your due date is around the new year or if you’d like to announce your pregnancy around the new year, confetti makes for a memorable and fun photo shoot. You can also choose blue or pink confetti to reveal the gender of your little one. You can blow the confetti out of your hands mixed with glitter for a beautiful close-up shot or use a confetti popper to release the confetti above you and your partner. The popper idea is especially fun if you want the gender reveal to be a surprise to you and your partner too!
Coming Soon by Ashley Townsend
There is something so precious and innocent about a newborn child sleeping. Pair a photograph of your child in a deep slumber with the holiday-themed messaging of “Silent Night” or “Asleep in a Manger”.
Mostly Silent Nights by Lori Wemple
Your announcement will need more than just a great photo idea. We’ve gathered a complete list of important things to include in a birth announcement for any season, just to keep you on the right track!
1. Baby’s full name
2. Weight and Length
3. Date and Time born
4. Parent’s names
Option add-ons include:
1. A short introduction to welcome your baby to the world. This sentiment can be religious, funny, or traditional.
2. A sweet antidote about your little one on the back
3. Sibling’s names or any other immediate family member (furry friends included)
Merry Little Christmas by Ink and Letter