Holidays present a perfect time to share your big news. You can create social-media pregnancy announcements that’s on theme or tell all your loved ones at once over the Thanksgiving table.
To help you craft an announcement that fits your style, we gathered 12 of our favorite Thanksgiving baby announcements, perfect for in-person or online.
- Best for traditionalists: The classic bun in the oven
- Best for artsy mamas: Hand turkeys
- Best for wine-loving families: Custom wine bottles
- Best for mamas with many cravings: Extra hungry shirt
- Best for when you want to try your luck: Scratch-off tickets
- For mashed potato lovers: Potatoes for Two shirt
- Best for a sweet, quiet announcement: Pumpkin pie
- Best for game-loving families: A custom puzzle
- For desert lovers: Custom pie plates
- For sentimental mamas: “Thankful” announcement
- For dads with a sense of humor: I Put A Turkey in That Oven
- Best for minimalists: A quick thanks before the meal
When Should You Announce Your Pregnancy?
The best time to announce your pregnancy is whenever feels right for you. Everyone is different; I told my mom and sister within hours of getting two pink lines, while my best friend waits until she’s already more than half-done with her entire pregnancy.
Lots of mamas-to-be grapple with when to announce their pregnancies and some of that hesitation, understandably, stems from the risk of miscarriage.
Miscarriage risk drops to about 10% by week six of pregnancy, and to 5% after the first trimester. Still, many people choose to announce before that, knowing that they would want support if something did go wrong.
Remember, only you can decide what’s right for you and keep in mind, you don’t need to announce to everyone at once. You might choose to tell your close friends and family on Thanksgiving, while waiting on a social media announcement until further along in your pregnancy.
The Best Thanksgiving Baby Announcements
Decided the time is right for you? Here are 12 announcement ideas to get you started.
For Traditionalists: The Bun in The Oven
There’s something so sweet about a no-nonsense pregnancy announcement. I love that this one can be used in person or online. It can be simple enough for exhausted first trimester mamas-to-be: just put a bun in the oven and ask your spouse, parent or sibling to check the oven. Or, you can spice it up by incorporating the estimated cooking time and even whether this bun comes with nuts or without (if you want to hint about your baby’s sex).
For Artsy Mamas: Hand Turkeys
Everyone remembers making a hand turkey in school, right? Why not utilize that timeless tradition to announce your newest addition? This announcement is perfect for families with older siblings — each sibling can make a hand turkey, with a tiny baby hand turkey heralding in your big news. However, this can also work for first babies. After all, mama and dad are never too old for hand turkeys. For an added level of cuteness, slip the hand turkey craft to the grandparents-to-be, and prepare to watch the happy tears flow.
An Oh-So-Sweet Announcement: Pumpkin Pie
And, honestly, you can totally do this with a real pie too, because suddenly, I’m kinda hungry.
For Wine-Loving Families
For Mamas with Many Cravings
For Anyone Who's Feeling Lucky
For the Mashed Potato Lovers
For Game-Loving Families
The Best Desert Ever
For Easy-at-Home Printing
For Dads with a Sense of Humor
For Minimalists: A Quick Thanks Before the Meal
And last but not least, most Thanksgiving celebrations involve a moment of reflection, whether that’s a prayer or an opportunity for everyone to share what they are thankful for this year. If you’re looking for a no-fuss announcement, this is a great time to slip it in. Of source, you’ll have to expect that dinner might be delayed by a few minutes while your loved ones offer their congratulations.
Now that your little one’s arrival is officially out in the world, get ready for people to want to celebrate and support your expanding family. And don’t forget, after dinner, you can get started on your registry! Happy shopping, mama!
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