So you’ve been making something even more exciting than sourdough bread in your so-called oven, and you’re just about ready to announce to the world that you have a new addition on the way. If in mid-February you're ready to share that you’re expecting a baby, you could try one of these Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement ideas. The day is all about love and affection, and the news of a baby on the way inspires feelings of warmth (and tons of heart emojis).
A Valentine's Day pregnancy announcement is probably on most couples' radars who are entering the second trimester of pregnancy around that time, meaning that the new arrival is due sometime in August or September. But, of course, the decision of when to announce a pregnancy is up to the parents themselves, so picking mid-February to shout the happy news about a May or October baby is perfectly okay if that's what works for you.
From spelling it out in candy hearts (real or balloons) or buying a heart onesie you’ll get some use out of when the baby is born, you can take inspiration from these clever reveals and products that work as well on Instagram as they do IRL as Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcements.
A cupcake in the oven
For a fun and festive twist on “a bun in the oven” switch out the bread for a Valentine’s Day cupcake and caption your photo with something about how you’re baking something especially sweet this Valentine’s Day.
Share the news in chocolate box
Get a heart-shaped box of chocolates and put your ultrasound photo inside, then snap a pic. It’s the perfect way to announce the sweetest surprise of all.
Share the onesie-ful news
Say it with a onesie from Etsy shop, Shop Little Bear Design. The cool thing about this is that you can have it customized with the baby’s last name (or first, if you’re ready to share) plus their due date month, and you’ll have a physical object you can one day show the baby. Bonus points if you have a letter board to write in how far along you are.
A hand-y announcement
If you prefer to go the subtle route, you could do what Kristin Cavallari did when she and husband Jay announced they were expecting their third child: share a pic of yourself forming a hand-heart over your growing baby bump.
Enlist an older sibling
Big brother or sister will love to be involved with the announcement of baby number two, and these cute customized shirts are a great way to make that happen. You can pick the color combo if your kid isn’t into red, and reviewers noted that this shirt is true to size.
A Onesie they'll wear again
This sweet and simple design is made of 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. You can pull off an easy photo shoot by setting your iPhone to the self-timer mode, then snapping a pic of you and your partner each holding one side of the onesie. Plus once baby is here you can never have enough of these.
Toast to the news
Giving your family individual wine bottles with a revealing label, like this one from Inscape Creations will ensure both a flurry of congratulations and an impromptu toast. (Mom-to-be can have sparkling cider instead.) Note that this is a set of six labels, wine not included.
Put conversation hearts to good use
Sure candy hearts may taste like chalk (in my humble opinion) but they make a really cute pregnancy announcement. You can buy customizable hearts and get one that says “baby” plus the numbers of the due date, then snap a pic on a pretty red or white background. Or if you can’t stomach the chalky little treats, announce using candy heart balloons like these from Etsy.
Send a real valentine
Remember how fun it was getting Valentines in school? You could go the snail-mail route and send out physical cards, like these pregnancy reveal notes, with your good news written inside. Just make sure to FaceTime those closest to you to see their priceless reaction when opening.
Unlike instant-win lottery tickets, which lose more often than they win, these Valentine's scratch-off announcements from Emma Lee Lou Designs are all winners. Distribute them to family and friends and watch them reveal the underlying message (customizable, but "We're pregnant!" is the default).
Whether you order a box of props to make your Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement or do something super low-key, these festive and sweet announcement ideas will make you feel all the love.
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