In today's world of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, sending a "traditional" pregnancy announcement card might not cut it for some expectant parents.
That said, the creator of this "Sibling Rivalry" announcement definitely earns points for originality. The image was posted to Reddit on Sunday and voted to the front page of the social news site:
After the pregnancy announcement made its debut, several Redditors shared their own stories of sibling rivalry. (Visit the social news site to read the accounts.)
While this announcement is sure to make the rounds on Interwebs, there has been a spate of other high-profile, creative pregnancy announcements recently.
On Christmas Day, Jessica Simpson told the world she was expecting her second child by tweeting a picture of her daughter, Maxwell, with the words "Big Sis" written in the sand. Actress Busy Philipps recently shared the news by tweeting a picture of a positive pregnancy test.
There are, of course, some methods to avoid when making the big announcement. Here's what not to do, according to Babble.
So, you tell all your close friends and family and then it's time to share it with the (social media) world. It's cute and acceptable to make a photo or a status. What you don't do is create a whole new profile for your not-yet-born baby and send out friend requests. It's totally tacky and weird!
Yes, this is kind of cute & you can see how excited they are, but it's pretty tacky. It feels like they were trying to be the next Rebecca Black made famous by something mega cheesy.
Who wants to hear that you're pregnant from your underwear? I am hoping that this product was developed only to tell your partner, but who knows. If someone wants to share their news this way, I wouldn't put it past them to show everyone.
People get all kinds of excited about pregnancy announcements, especially so if it's been highly anticipated. You should never announce your pregnancy during someone else's big day, like a wedding. It's rude and tacky to take the spotlight off the person being celebrated.
There are cards for everything, do we really need them for letting people know you've got a baby on the way? Save postage for the baby shower invites, the (cheesy) gender reveal invites and the baby announcement cards.
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