Thursday, September 29, 2011

the sweetest announcements you ever did see...

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I recently had the opportunity to work with Tiny Prints to create some baby announcements for the wee one! I was pretty excited about it because I've heard nothing but good things about their products and, obviously, their designs are just too cute. Right? Right.

When visiting their website, I was pleased to notice just how many options they have. I was wondering if I was going to be limited to a small selection, but the options were endless. The first thing that stood out to me was all the fantastic typography! I love me a good font, and there were so many designs that featured gorgeous typography. Also, many of the cards have additional color options, which I loved. No matter what your style (classic, modern or quirky!) or price range (cards are as low as $0.69/each!), you're going to find something perfect.

Here are some of my favorite features of the announcements I ended up choosing:

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I adore the color combination. I never knew it, but pink and green tend to make me swoon like no other. Also, the color worked perfectly with the photos I wanted to incorporate into the design! I loved that I was able to include four photos in the announcements—because deciding on just one wouldn't have been humanly possible for me. Have I mentioned I'm a non-decision-maker and we're lucky I was able to limit myself to featuring just four?

Moving on...

baby announcements.

Rounded corners! Oh, the rounded corners! Between those and the square format, I was a happy girl. I was also thrilled to see that when you order square cards, Tiny Prints gives you the option of getting square envelopes—which require extra postage—or fitted, rectangular envelopes to avoid paying the extra postage when you send them. (And they don't charge extra for either size! Nice.)

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So precious. (And, yes, I blurred out my last name in the photo to avoid being murdered. Or something.)

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This may be my favorite feature of this design. Since the back of the card is blank (except for their logo at the very bottom), you have the option of adding a bit of text and one additional photo to that space. I added a twee photo of Eisley that I took at the hospital, as well as a bible verse that makes me swoony.

Also, since there was enough space on the back, Jay and I ended up writing thank-yous on the back of some of the announcements we sent out. Perfect! We were so thrilled to send out these announcements and have heard nothing but glowing feedback from our friends and family. Makes me happy as a clam.

I also had a chance to peek at the many cards that Tiny Prints offers, and can I just say…I WANT THEM ALL! Perhaps this will be the first year (in about four years) that I actually send out a Christmas card. I mean, hey, now that I have a tiny family of my own, I suppose it would be a good idea.
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I'd like to thank Tiny Prints for giving me the opportunity to review their product! Tiny Prints provided me with these birth announcements in return for my review. The views and opinions expressed within this post and regarding this product are mine and mine alone.

13 comments:

Rob and Amber said...

Love! and totally agree. We used Tiny Prints for our announcements as well and they are fantastic! Will definitely be using them for our Christmas cards.

RA said...

So, so cute. I especially like that you and Jay make an appearance. It's a big deal for the parents, too!

Janet said...

adorable! I really like the fonty goodness as well.

Kathleen said...

Lucky! We ended up doing email announcements to save money, but I've always liked TinyPrints. Also, pink, green, & brown are Meredith's colors too. :)

Kellie said...

That is SO perfect! Congratulations!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Oooh, those are so pretty!

Eona said...

It's perfect! My favorite color combination- pink, green, and chocolate!

Krameymartin said...

SO cute Kerri. Just perfect! :)

Katelin said...

seriously these are so cute and so you! love them. i've never used tiny prints before but i have a feeling i'll be checking them out for christmas cards for sure this year.

Angie said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the color combo and the pictures you used. <3 So adorable. ADORABLE. Simply ADORABLE. I am also a huge fan of the rounded corners! <3

Great review post, lady!

San said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am impressed and will check them out!

Please, if you decide to send Christmas cards, I need your (new) address... I think I only have the one from before you moved! I'd love to send you a card, too.

LittleDreamer said...

I used Tiny Prints for my best friend's baby shower announcements and wouldn't have gone with anything else. The styles, fonts, and sizes made me one happy girl...and I actually found the PERFECT announcement. Happiness. :-)

janeboston said...

i always go to tiny prints for inspiration when i'm designing invitations or announcements for people! they have the best designs.
these are so so cute!