Twenty twenty was a year that threw everybody off without a doubt. Maybe the virus took something from you (perhaps the birth you had in your heart), but you can still take something back. Reclaim your postpartum and share the new baby announcement of your dreams with the ones you love most – virus or not.
Disclosure: I’m proud to be partnering with Basic Invite to give you resources to stay connected with loved ones in the uncertainty the last year has brought. All opinions expressed are my own. All product details should be verified through Basic Invite.
Whether it was a drastic change or not, everybody, in some way, was affected by the worldwide virus that took the world by storm. I’m so happy that it appears that we’re finally on the tail end of this thing, but there is no doubt that we still need to protect our loved ones and it’s safest for some to remain to stay home.
I know loved ones in nursing homes who have been denied visitors.
I know friends who have had their birth experiences drastically impacted by hospital policies in ways they never saw coming.
I know nurses who have been rocked to the core with things they have seen in the last year.
I know friends still whose babies have been in NICUs where only one parent was allowed at the time.
I know many who have lost loved ones.
I know small business owners who have struggled, barely recovered, or lost their livelihood altogether. For many, it’s been absolutely devastating.
This is particularly poignant topic to my sweet pregnant friends or friends who were impacted in their birth experiences by the virus. You give birth one time or a few times in your life, and once it’s done, there are no do overs. It remains what it was, whether it was what you had dreamed of or not.
For many sweet new mamas, the birth she got was not the birth that was in her heart. It happened to my best friend and we were heartbroken that I was not able to be there with her, as was planned, because of new policies.
That’s why I want to speak today to the discouraged Mama who feels that her birth was negatively impacted, changed, or maybe even ruined, by the pandemic and the policies that followed.
Sweet new Mama, I want to challenge you to enter this year with a newfound resilience. I want to challenge you to mold what you can into something fruitful and release what you don’t have control over. One of the definitions of “resilience” is this: the ability of a person to adjust or recover from illness, adversity, or major life changes. How do you exhibit resilience in relation to a birth that was not the vision you had in your heart?
You can’t control what’s passed, or policies that impacted your experience, and disappointment in those experiences is valid and worth feeling in order to fully heal. But you can do what you can now, with what you have now, going forward. More often than not, much of resilience and recovery is wrapped up in your perspective and your ability to pivot (which is easier said than done when you’re trying to navigate the new season of postpartum with this baby and trudge through knee-deep hormones).
But if your plans don’t go how you expected, do you simply turn over and say, “Welp, that’s that”? Of course not. You don’t quit. You shift.
I didn’t give birth last year, but one such way I found to do be resilient was to resist the urge to do everything virtually and stay in contact with loved ones via the actual USPS.
I’m not saying I don’t use technology. If you’re reading this, you have proof that I use my computer a lot! But I have found great joy in sending joy through the mail because it’s becoming less and less common and more and more unexpected. If I get actual mail in my mailbox, it legitimately makes my whole day (as long as it’s not a bill).
I didn’t have a 2020 baby, but if I did, and my birth was changed or traumatizing to me because of a virus, you know what I’d do to take my experience back and make it my own? I would do everything I could to make the first few months as beautiful and enjoyable as possible.
One way to do that is with a beautiful new baby announcement! Show your sweet new addition off to those closest to you with a keepsake they can put on their fridge for months (or probably years, honestly) to come.
That’s why I love Basic Invite. It makes it absolutely seamless to share your most exciting news, like your new baby announcement featuring latest arrival, in the mail! I have a strong opinion that some older ways need to stay (or come back). You know, things like “yes ma’am” and “no sir”, making your own bread, and sending things in the mail!
Basic Invite makes the creating and ordering process seamless with nearly unlimited colors and customizability. The foil colors even include rose gold which is so modern this year!
The ability to make things exactly as I see them in my head is one of the things I am always looking for. I love that I can select a card, change it, put our own pictures in it, and see what it will look like instantly. It’s also incredibly unique that you can change the font style; a feature I haven’t seen elsewhere!
I love the ability to order a free printed sample to make sure it comes out beautifully to perfectly capture your newest addition. Hold it in your hands and put it on your fridge to make sure it’s exactly what you want to be on Grandma’s refrigerator up there by the pizza magnet and Collin’s school picture!
Everybody knows don’t have a lot of time (well, and sleep)! To save you time endlessly addressing envelopes and make the process more streamlined, you have the ability to input your address and have it printed on your color choice of envelopes at no extra cost.
Versatility and a wide range of needs set Basic Invite apart from competitors. You will fall in love with every kind of announcement you can imagine and an incredible range of designs for every type of birth announcement. Whether you need a Christmas card birth announcement from your greatest gift in 2020, you’re going for a more rustic look, you want to get siblings in on the fun, or you need a twin baby announcement, you will love the wide variety of colors, styles, and choices available to make all your birth announcement dreams come to life.
The whimsical fonts and dreamy graphics will stand out on anybody’s fridge! Obviously designed with busy moms in mind, make sure to take advantage of the address capturing service, which requests your friend’s addresses through social media or email so you never have to ask for an address again! I love automation that takes away from the things I have to think about!
The beautiful options for a Christmas card birth announcement are sure to wow your loved ones as they pull it from its envelope. New babies are such a joy, and a baby at the most joyful time of the year will be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. You’re right on time to get your Christmas baby announcements ordered!
Everybody needs some cheer in January. Let’s call a spade a spade: it’s cold, it’s brown, and we can’t do much. But we can make someone who’s huddled up in a blanket (watching Gone with the Wind for the 100th time) get that little joy ping in their heart when they see your sweet baby’s little face brightening up in their mailbox!
One complaint from twin and multiple Moms is the struggle to find things that include twins. Basic Invite has that covered, too! If you’re a new multiples mama, you will fall in love with these whimsical twin baby announcement options. Twice as fun, twice as sweet, and twice as kissable!
Your jaw will hit the floor when you see your new baby announcement from Basic Invite! Don’t forget to use the code: 15FF51 for 15% off through the end of January!
Starting as low as $0.82, the perfect baby announcement for any budget is just a few clicks away! Take your resilience back, reclaim your experience, and share your joy with those you love most (or everyone you know because this baby is pretty adorable)!
Are you ready to create the new baby announcement of your dreams?