17 Adorable & Different Christmas Baby Announcement Ideas

christmas baby announcement ideas

There’s only one thing that could possibly be better than the Christmas season, and that’s one that involves a pregnancy announcement! If your pregnancy falls at the right time then revealing it during the Christmas period offers so many different ways that you can choose to announce it to your nearest and dearest.

Whether you’re pre-emptively planning or ready to announce your pregnancy this Christmas we’ve put together plenty of amazing Christmas baby announcement ideas that will create memories for years to come!

Christmas Baby Announcement Ideas

1. Say It With A Christmas Card

A really subtle yet clever way to announce the baby is with a Christmas card titled to ‘Grandma’, ‘Uncle’ etc. If you’ve watched films of this reveal before you’ll always see that it leaves the recipients baffled for a couple of seconds before it clicks!

Other ideas could be cards entitled ‘The More The Merrier’, ‘Best Christmas Present’ or ‘For Unto Us A Child Is Born’. The perfect way to create chaos on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve or even on boxing day.

2. Elf on The Shelf

Well, you might as well already get your practice in with all of the situations elf in the shelf is going to get itself into when your little ones are here! Setup a couple of elves holding your scan photo, mum and dad to be can even be in the background of the shot.

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3. Hang Up The Stockings

Dress your fireplace with your stockings with the addition of a new one… Get it personalised with the date of the new arrival such as ‘May 2022’ – snap it and share on social media to see who twigs first, or add a text overlay such as ‘We’ve all been a little bit naughty this year’ for a bit of added fun.

4. Say It With A Jumper

Whether it’s a snap to share on social media or to turn up on Christmas day in a Christmas jumper, this is a fun and great way to share the exciting news. There are so many slogan ideas you could go for or you could even craft your own and place a baby scan in the middle of the jumper.

5. Christmas Flatlay

We all love a flatlay, especially at Christmas. We spotted this idea on Pinterest and love it! Grab yourself a letterboard, stocking, babygrow, a wreath and some baubles and recreate this cute idea. Snap and share it on social media and you could even make a card out of it to send to your loved ones.

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6. Hang It On The Tree

Say it with a personalised tree decoration. A subtle yet fun way to announce your pregnancy, and you’ll be left with a memory that you can keep and enjoy for years to come.

7. A Christmas Silhouette In Front of The Christmas Tree

We adore this announcement idea! So simplistic and stunning, dim the lights, pop the tree lights on and pose in front of the Christmas tree. Doing this will help to draw even more attention to the bump.

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8. Christmas Baby Clothing Flatlay

Flatlays are one of the most popular ways to announce an incoming arrival. They can artfully be arranged and you can include any bits you want. For the festive season, introduce some Christmas details such as a Santa hat, and some adorable reindeer baby slippers will look the part too.

Use a large wreath or garland to set the backdrop and layer it up from there.

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9. Create A Christmas Decoration

Sometimes the most simple baby announcement ideas are the most effective. Create a unique Christmas decoration with a baby scan, bull dog clip and some twine.

Not only does it make a great photo opportunity, but you could hang it on your tree, invite your family over and wait to see who spots it first!

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10. Use A Letter Pegboard To Announce It

Letter pegboards are a great way to say it with words! Add a message or something simple and cute like Santa Baby, top with a Santa hat and add your baby scan for the perfect Christmas baby announcement photo.

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11. Create A Cute & Festive Flatlay

We just love a Christmas baby announcement via a flatlay like this!

You really can layer them and build them out how you like. Gorgeous additions to add could include foliage, mistletoe, dried oranges, baby clothing and accessories.

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12. Say It With Christmas Cookies

How gorgeous is this idea? Let people know how long the baby is baking for with these Christmas cookies! An adorable present to gift to your nearest and dearest to announce the impending arrival.

Instagram Image Credit: @katherines_cookies

13. Add A New Year Twist To It

If Christmas isn’t so much of your thing, wait a week and announce it in style with a New Year celebration flatlay like this. Get a personalised bodysuit ready to go, add your baby scan, balloons, sequins and any other details you want to include.

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14. Make A Christmas Sign

Get a blackboard and create a unique Christmas sign letting your family know what’s coming…

Use this message as inspiration, or head over to Pinterest to see what else you could add to it.

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15. Visit Santa Claus For A Fun Photo Opportunity

If you have a little one, make them feel included in the announcement of their new baby brother or sister. Take them on a visit to your nearest Santa’s Grotto and get them to pose for a photo with the baby scan in their hands like this, a cute, festive way to announce baby.

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16. Say It With A Personalised Christmas Card

If you have a large extensive family, saying it with a personalised Christmas card can feel like a more personal way to share the happy news than with a round Robbin text.

This gorgeous illustrated card is so simple, yet beautiful.

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17. Get Your Little One In On The Act

We love baby reveals when you already have a little one in the family to share the magic with. They’ll love being involved, get them to hold a cute Christmas message like this and snap away! These candid shots are the best and they’ll be remembered forever.

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There are so many fun and exciting ways to announce your pregnancy during Christmas, Pinterest is a great space to find plenty of more inspiration. The most important part, enjoy it, have fun and relish every moment of it!

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Susan Sage
Susan Sage is a dedicated mother of two, whose journey through parenthood has fueled her passion for sharing knowledge and expertise with other parents. Her articles are a treasure trove of insights, offering practical advice, emotional support, and innovative ideas to help parents navigate the complexities of raising children in today's world.