Birth Announcements

Congratulations! Your new bundle of joy is sure to shine with these beautiful designs. Click an image below to get browsing!

Tea Rose

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Color Block

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Springing Up Daisies

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Floral Band

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Swirling Hobbyist

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Demure Flourish

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Spring Bird

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 The Old West


Simple Elegance

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What Babies Are Made Of

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Zodiac Grunge


 Weathered Stripes

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    Translucent Stripe

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Colors & Gender

Most announcements have multiple colors available. Click the images to view all options. To specify gender, look for these carriage symbols:








À la carte pricing

Prices start at just $1.40 per card and are available in a variety of sizes and feature à la carte options such as paper upgrades, back printing, corner finishing. envelope liners and return address labels. While we don’t believe in a nickel n’ dime approach, we understand budgetary concerns and want to provide you with the choice so that you can decide what’s important. You can be confident that no matter what you choose, you will receive superior quality!


Your envelope sets the tone for what’s tucked inside, that’s why Shadeflower doesn’t even consider using those cheap run-of-the-mill white envelopes! Our designer hand selects every envelope to perfectly match your stationery at no additional charge*. So go ahead – smile, when your hands trace over the linen-embossed, metallic, fiber-rich cotton or vellum-finished envelopes. If you have a color or finish preference, let us know when you place your order and we will try to make it happen!

*Specialty envelopes such as translucent, button-string ties, Thick-e-lopes, dual tone, cello bags, etc. are not included and available only upon request. Additional charges may apply.

free shipping

Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $99. No code necessary.

Personalize It!

Upon order confirmation, you will be redirected to the Baby Announcement Discovery Form, in which you can add all the pertinent information for your announcement, including photos, color and font changes. Our designer will create a free digital proof within 2 business days, at which point you can make changes (and even select a whole new design if you aren’t happy with your selection) before your order is printed and shipped.

Dimensions (in inches):

A7 card:  5 x 7
A7 envelope: 5-¼ x 7-¼

Square card: 5-¼ x 5-¼
Square envelope: 5-½ x 5-½

#10 card: 4  x 9-¼
#10 envelope: 4-¼ | 9-½

Other sizes available upon request

Mohawk Superfine Matte Card Stock (White, Eggshell Finish)

Acid Free | Elemental Chlorine Free | Lignin Free | FSC Certified | Made Using Wind Energy | Archival | 30% PCW Recycled Fiber | Made in the USA

Aptly named for its superiority and excellence of print. Soft to the touch, clean and spotless with the highest-quality fiber formation making this paper ideal for all high quality printed pieces. The soft white color provides the ideal canvas for truer richer colors. When you need a paper or envelope with super fine qualites, Mohawk’s Superfine is the obvious choice.

ASPIRE Petallics Card Stock (Snow Willow, Beargrass)

Acid Free | Elemental Chlorine Free | FSC Certified | Lignin Free | Carbon Neutral | Made in the USA

Lustrous, lively and lovely, ASPIRE Petallics is inspired by the petals and metals of North America. ASPIRE Petallics offers outstanding mica coated colors with just the right amount of shimmer and shine to brighten up your projects with it’s elegant surface. This luscious collection of seventeen soft flower and precious metal colors add class, distinction and sparkle to any project. 

Kromekote 12 pt Cover Glossy C/1S from Mohawk

Acid Free | Elemental Chlorine Free | Lignin Free | FSC Certified | 30% PCW Fiber Choices | Green-e Certified
Renowned for its smooth gloss surface and superior lay flat, Kromekote’s blue-white, mirror-smooth, triple cast-coasted surface is unparalleled for ink holdout, ultra ink gloss, and true-to-life photo reproduction. The reverse side reveals an uncoated surface suitable for line art, halftone printing and writing.

Envelope Liners:

Envelope liners add the perfect finishing touch to your announcement. Let our designers choose the perfect liner for your envelope or choose from a variety of complementing colors and patterns. Click here for a complete list.

Return Address Labels:

Finish off your look with gorgeous matching labels. Printed on premium matte weather-resistant paper, these full-color labels come in two styles: Envelope Wrap ($0.15 each) and Mint Tin ($0.10 each). Both are sure to make an impression!


All Shadeflower products are eco-friendly. Click here to learn more.


Turnaround Time:

All stationery products are made to order. You will receive a complementary digital proof within 2 business days. Once a proof is approved, production times are typically 2 to 3 business days. Size of order, specialty packaging, add-ons and embellishments may take longer. If you need your order by a specific date, please let us know so we can give you a more accurate estimate. We strive to meet your time requirements, but no guarantees apply.

Shipping & Tax:

We process shipping through the United States Postal Service, using the Priority 2-Day Flat Rate plans. The pricing table is outlined below.


< $25.00 | $5.25

< $99.00 | $11.30

>$99.00 | FREE!

For alternate shipping methods, please contact us before placing an order. Local pickups are available to Minnesota residents who live in or are visiting the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area. Neighbors of Shadeflower in the Saint Paul zip codes of 55105, 55116, 55101, and 55102 are eligible for FREE local drop off (no minimum). Minnesota residents are charged 7.625% sales tax in accordance to Minnesota State Law. But remember – you can always save some cash by local pickup!

The Shadeflower Process

Working with a custom designer is different than just selecting a design and ordering it. In fact, it’s a lot more fun! Even if you select a pre-designed announcement, there are so many options you can do to make it unique!

Shadeflower Designs knows the importance of this special time and does not take lightly your decision in selecting us to design your baby announcement. All announcements are printed on archival paper, making it a perfect memento for his/her baby book.

Prices include 2 digital proofs, designer-selected corresponding envelopes, and full-color one-sided printing on the size and card stock of your choice. Corner rounding or clipping, back-side printing, envelope liners, and return address envelope printing is available for additional costs. Click the “Options” tab to learn more.

After you complete your order you will be able to submit your customization options and photos. Upon receipt, Shadeflower Designs will create a digital proof and send it to you within 2 business days. You will have time to make changes (even select a whole new design if you aren’t happy with the one you selected!) before your order is printed and shipped.

To make life even easier on you, Shadeflower will even address, stuff, stamp, seal and send your announcements for a nominal fee. Click the “Timesaving Services” tab to learn more.

Options, Options and More Options!

Premium Packaging: Including gatefolds, pockets, pochettes, and more. Click here to view a collection of our most popular selections.

Specialty Papers:  Be it metallic, patterned, textured, translucent, vellum, or foiled, let us help you find the perfect paper for you. Click here to view a collection of our most popular selections.

Fonts:  Want a different font? No problem! Take a look at our Font Page to make your selections.

Colors: Love the design, but want a different color? Change of colors are available at no additional cost.

Artwork: What do you love? Dragonflies? Trains? Geckos or polar bears? Whatever your passion, ask how it can be incorporated into your stationery!

Photos: Nothing is more personal than a photo! Ask how it can be incorporated into your stationery designs.

Embellishments: Ribbon, tags, glitter, rhinestones, paper flowers, punches, etc. Inquire for prices and options.

Photo Enhancements/Specialized Editing: Inquire for prices and options.

Custom Sizes: Inquire for prices and options.

Timesaving Services

Shadeflower wants to make life a little easier on you by offering several add-on services. Because the less you have to worry about – the more fun you can have!

Envelope Printing (available in most sizes and formats):

  • For just return address printing: $0.20 per envelope
  • To print both return address and guest addresses : $0.35 per envelope

Stuff, Stamp, Seal & Send

For the ultimate timesaver, let Shadeflower stuff (and line, if applicable) your envelopes, adhere stamps, seal and send. We’ll even pick up the stamps for you! Just $0.55 per invitation. Cost of postage not included.


Alternatively, return address labels are available in a variety of shapes, colors, finishes and sizes. Our standard line of labels are sold by the sheet for $1.49 and include Envelope Wraps (10 p/sheet) and Mint Tin Labels (15 p/sheet). For other options, please contact us for a quote. Guest addresses may be printed on labels for an additional fee of $0.15 per address.