Someone is making their debut! The arrival of a new baby is an amazing occasion to be shared with friends and family. Modern Greetings makes it simple to showcase your unique baby style with our line of baby invitations, baby announcements, baby photo books…all things baby!
Classic, posh, sassy, cutesie…we have creative baby invitation designs to make your shower a splash and adorable photo book pages to capture every little toe, yawn, tear, finger and nose.
Invite your friends with a spunky baby shower invitation and thank them with a personal baby thank you card. Announce the arrival of your new lovable bundle with one of Modern Greetings' specialty designed photo birth announcements so family can brag on your behalf.
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Magical Baby OccasionsThere is something about babies that is magnetic, at least from newborns up to about a year old. You go to a party and someone walks in with a baby and everyone, without exception, wants to at least see the baby, and most want to hold him or her, even the big old burly guys.
Babies represent the only occasion where a party is about someone who has yet to arrive. Ladies love to have a baby shower for their expectant friends, and it’s the kind of party that everyone enjoys immensely. The glow of a new mother-to-be emanates an aura that is contagious, and it continues right on through childbirth (with the exception of a little discomfort from time to time). You can usually tell an expectant mother even before she shares her wonderful news because she has that special look that only an expectant mother can have.
Once the new baby arrives, the fun really begins (other than a few dirty diapers, of course).
All of a sudden your whole life revolves around the baby, and you have to conduct your routine stuff in a not so routine manner. Having a good man around the house is always helpful, and even more so after the baby is born. I remember my mother telling me how helpful my father was to her. However, it does remind me of a funny incident. My mother sent dad downstairs to get my bottle and when he returned it was filled with cornflakes. She still talks about it to this day, and has never been able to figure out how he filled the bottle with cornflakes. That was one tired dad.
You can’t just leave your baby in the crib while you run to the store and pick up something for dinner. Now you’re going to go with your baby hanging around your neck (great invention), or carry them in with one of those baby car seats that has a handle on it that allows you to carry it and put it in a grocery cart too. About the time you get comfortable with how to handle all of that, the baby has outgrown those handy little tools, and it’s something new every few months for several years.
- New shoes
- New clothes
- New toys
- New car seats
- New strollers
- New bicycles
- New baby carrier
If you’re a religious person, there are several occasions that are a must for your newborn. The baby won’t be all that excited about it, but they’re important to the parents. Most members of the immediate family will want to be present as well, including Grandpa and Grandma, for sure.
If you’re a Christian, the first big event for your child would be a Dedication or Baptism. If you’re Jewish, the Brit Milah (also known as a Bris) ceremony for boys is a must. And for the newborn girls, the Simchat Bat naming ceremony is usually performed. All of these ceremonies are celebrated publicly, and are very important to the parents and family.
Other religious groups also have special ceremonies found within the tenets of their respective faith.
Every baby usually gets to have a birthday party when they turn one. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the party is for the child or the parents. The baby won’t remember it for long, but the parents sure will (along with Grandpa and Grandma). It’s the only party where you take pictures of someone with cake all over their face, clothes, and usually the floor. Oh, and then there’s the big #1 candle that they usually decide is more fun to eat than the cake.
You may find it surprising, but most babies mature along the same time tables, walking and saying a word or two at around twelve months old. But there is always that precocious little child whose mother thinks he is a “Baby Einstein” because he is walking and speaking between 9-10 months of age. Everyone’s so impressed, and the parents are convinced the child is a genius. However, by the time they hit about age 2 they are all on the same level playing field. The early starters slow down a little, and the slow starters pick up the pace.
Babies first Christmas is usually quite an event too. If you’ve ever had children you still carry memories of that first one. This is the Christmas where they cry when getting their picture made with Santa, want to chew on Rudolph’s red nose, take the hat off the elf’s head, and when none of this works, they generally go into a temper tantrum. By this time, you’re ready to break down and cry with them. But, not to be defeated, you take a time out, change diapers, wipe your face, and try one more time. This time it works! You get your beautiful baby on your Christmas cards, much to everyone’s delight.
As time goes on, your so called “baby occasions” start to diminish. They grow up much too fast. You start to experience mixed emotions where you want them to stay a baby and grow up all at the same time. But it just doesn’t work that way. By the time they graduate from high school, go off to college, and you get over the empty nest syndrome, you’re glad they’re not a baby anymore. But it sure was fun while it lasted (most of it anyway).