#TodayIGifted No. 10 – Cards for the Baby Boom 2014

A couple of nights ago, I wrote a list of all the people I know who are expecting additions to their family this year.

In total, there were 10 couples who have made announcements (or are due any day now). Ten!

Naturally, the next thing I did was create a spreadsheet outlining who was expecting, whether we knew they were having a boy or girl, and planning our baby cards and gifts. In less than 2 hours, I’d spent over $400 on letterpress cards from Etsy retailers and presents at online stores around the world.

The cards

For the cool mums:
Some friendships are less about the baby and more about bonding over the pregnancy experience with the expectant mother (sorry kiddo). These cards are perfect for those friendships.

This card by littlelow caught my eye months ago and had already been pinned to my Great for Gifts Pinterest board waiting for the right pregnant lady to come along. My only criticism is that the postage cost to send the card from the US to Australia is more expensive than other Etsy sellers of letterpress cards, but on the other hand, littlelow was one of the first sellers to post my order (within 24 hours).

I’d originally planned to buy the AAAAAAAHH you’re getting married card by Etsy seller Emily McDowell for an upcoming wedding, but snapped up this baby version at the same time for a different friend. It would be so cute to be able to send both to the same friend at these 2 important occasions of their life.

For the joker dad:


To be honest, this isn’t the first letterpress card I’ve given to a first time parent with the sassy and darkly humorous “Good luck with that” message – that would be this card by Creativity Cards – but this graphic version by Black Heart Letterpress is perfect for a dad-to-be who doesn’t think toilet humour ever gets old.

More letterpress cards from Etsy sellers:

Welcome Baby letterpress card by pearl & marmalade

Baby animals letterpress card by Paper Lovely Letterpress and Design

Oh Baby bunting letterpress card by Cotton Flower Press

Baby makes three letterpress card by Cotton Flower Press

Baby whale letterpress card by Smock