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21 Festive Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Sharing your special news with loved ones this holiday season? You’ll want to check out these adorable family Christmas pregnancy announcement ideas first.
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By Nehal Aggarwal, Editor
Updated November 21, 2023
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Christmas is a time of togetherness, celebration and shared memories for many families—and it serves as a great time to announce a little one on the way. Plus, thanks to all the consumerism around the holiday season, there are endless possibilities for a Christmas pregnancy announcement, from holiday cards and ornaments to baby onesies. Below, check out some special ways to share your news, plus look through some photos that might serve as inspiration.

Ways to Share Your Christmas Pregnancy Announcement

If you’re making your pregnancy announcement during Christmas, there are endless ways to share the news. Perhaps you’re looking for an adorable gift, like a shirt or baby onesie to put under the tree for a family Christmas pregnancy announcement. Or perhaps you’re looking to share the news with your wider circle through a Christmas card pregnancy announcement. However, you choose to share the news, there are tons of retailers that can help.

Christmas card pregnancy announcements

A great way to share your pregnancy with friends and family who might live further away during the holidays? With a Christmas card. Bonus: It’s the perfect chance to use any images from your maternity photoshoot, if you’ve already done one. Below, some retailers to find the perfect Christmas card pregnancy announcement.

  • Minted: Minted works with independent artists to create giftable products, including photo books, stationary, art and cards for every occasion. They have a selection of Christmas cards specifically for pregnancy announcements.
  • Shutterfly: The retailer offers photo books, cards, stationary, home decor and more. Shutterfly also has a section dedicated to pregnancy announcements, with a variety of templates and options to choose from.
  • Zazzle: Zazzle makes it easy to create custom and unique gifts. Plus, with their pregnancy announcements, customers can personalize everything, from how many photos they want to use to the color and fold of the card.
  • Vistaprint: Vistaprint has thousands of holiday card designs and over 200 special templates made just for pregnancy announcements. Each design is easily customizable with a few clicks and ready to ship in a matter of days. Looking for something one-of-a-kind? You can work directly with a Vistaprint designer to create a perfect, personalized announcement.

Christmas pregnancy announcement shirts

When it comes to the holidays, few things are cuter than matching family t-shirts, sweatshirts or pajamas. Why not use festive attire to share your pregnancy news? The retailers below can help—and some of their offerings are so adorable, you’ll be wearing them well past the holiday season.

  • Etsy: It comes as no surprise that Etsy is one of the best places to buy Christmas pregnancy announcement shirts. The online marketplace offers plenty of photo-worthy t-shirts, sweatshirts and coordinating couples’ announcement attire to choose from.
  • Amazon: Like Etsy, Amazon offers a variety of pregnancy announcement shirts for every holiday, including Christmas.
  • Redbubble: Redbubble is an Australian brand that works with independent artists to create meaningful items. The brand offers several pregnancy announcement t-shirts, including many options perfect for Christmas.

Christmas pregnancy announcement ornaments

Ornaments are one of the most special keepsakes of Christmas. So, if you’re looking to surprise your loved ones with a Christmas pregnancy announcement, a sweet ornament might just be the ticket. Plus, it’ll make for a special gift for grandparents-to-be for years to come.

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  • Etsy: Along with t-shirts, Etsy also offers tons of cute Christmas pregnancy announcement ornaments. Browse hundreds of options and customize them for your own unique announcement.
  • Uncommon Goods: Uncommon Goods has quickly become the go-to place to find creative gift ideas. Plus, the online retailer offers customizable ornaments, with options to add family photos, names and the year of baby’s first Christmas. Not only is it easy to create a Christmas pregnancy announcement with these ornaments, but you’ll want to hang them up for years to come.
  • The Ornament Shop: From expecting avocados to personalized characters, photo ornaments, and classic glass etching, The Ornament Shop offers kitschy and classic options for every Christmas tree style.

Christmas pregnancy announcement onesie

There’s a reason onesies are the quintessential pregnancy announcement: They’re just so cute! To announce your pregnancy with a Christmas baby onesie, you can always browse retailers with customizable options (like Etsy). But if you’re looking for a simple Christmas baby onesie there are tons of stellar brands to choose from. Bonus: You can save it for baby to wear during their first holiday season.

  • Hanna Andersson: While they may be best known for their festive matching family pajamas, Hanna Andersson also has tons of newborn and baby apparel perfect for any Christmas pregnancy announcement.
  • Carter’s: Carter’s is one store you’ll likely be buying lots of baby’s clothing from once they arrive. For the holiday season, they offer printed onesies, sets, sweaters, hats, baby moccasins and more—and any of them would make for a wonderful Christmas pregnancy announcement.
  • Old Navy: From red and green velvet to cozy plaid patterns, whatever your announcement aesthetic, this classic American retailer has an adorable outfit that’ll look perfect in photos.

Christmas pregnancy announcement letter boards

When you really want to spell out the news, there’s no better way than with a letter board. Write out baby’s due date or tack on an adorable pun for an easy and eye-catching way to share your exciting announcement. Check out the retailers below for bespoke boards with a little something extra, plus more generic boards you can reuse later for baby’s milestone photos!

  • Amazon This changeable felt letter board is the standard for pregnancy announcements and other milestone moments to come. With over 10,000 positive reviews, this affordable option is available in 27 color options to seamlessly blend with your announcement theme.
  • Etsy: The king of all things customizable, Etsy takes the standard letter board to a whole new level with beautiful designs that stand out with special fonts, wood details and much more. Explore thousands of options and find one that perfectly suits your family.
  • Zazzle: If you’re looking for something with a little more pizazz, Zazzle is your go-to for colorful, fun designs that are easily personalized.

Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

While giftable items are one way to share a special Christmas pregnancy announcement, photoshoots are another. Take some inspiration from the below Christmas pregnancy photo shoots. (Better yet, if you purchased t-shirts, ornaments or onesies, incorporate them for a sweet touch.)

A Christmas tree crew

This is sure to become a beloved festive family snapshot. Let the letterboard steal the spotlight, keeping the family in a soft, dreamy blur that accentuates the real star of the show—your heartwarming news.

Greetings from the North Pole

Make your little one the shining star in this announcement overflowing with holiday cheer! Turn a classic lemonade stand into a cozy hot cocoa bar, surrounded by pillows, signs and other delightful festive items to set the scene. The sweetest touch? Your oldest holding the first snapshot of their soon-to-be sibling.

Mistletoe memories

For a simple scene-stealer, snap a photo with your partner with some carefully placed mistletoe just above your growing baby bump. It’s a tender moment that hints at the kisses your little one is sure to be showered with soon!

Break out the matching family PJs

A cozy Christmas tradition, don your matching pajamas for a fun, no-fuss photo, complete with a sonogram surprise. For an adorable twist, consider subbing out the ultrasound print with a matching onesie to hint at the big news. When baby arrives, they’ll fit right into the heartwarming tradition.

Little feet soon to come

Mimic this announcement by setting out tiny accessories for baby beneath the tree, a symbolic glimpse of the great gift that’s on the way. Sneak into the back of the frame with your significant other, adding an element of surprise to your heartwarming holiday reveal.

A Christmas miracle

When you’re ready to shout your news from the high heavens, go for a custom onesie with your little miracle message. Not only is it an iconic announcement, but it’s also a sweet addition to baby’s future wardrobe!

No more silent nights

Get ready for a symphony of joy as your new arrival makes things a whole lot louder around the house! Celebrate the news that baby is on the way with a declaration of truth: there won’t be any more silent nights in your home!

Dance of the sugar plum baby

‘Tis the season to showcase your bump with festive flair. Let yours make its debut in this sweet Santa Baby sweater, thoughtfully cropped to accommodate your body at any stage.

A bun in the oven

Elevate your Christmas cooking game with a sprinkle of special news! Whip up a batch of cookies, capture candid moments and don your coziest Christmas PJs for a recipe that’s the perfect blend of joy and anticipation.

Christmas cookies aren’t the only thing that’s cooking

For those camera-shy moments, let these colorful cookies steal the spotlight in your sweet announcement. No need to be in front of the lens when your delicious creation tells the story!

No Ordinary Ornament

Deck the halls with a sprinkle of anticipation! Hang a special ornament on the tree to announce the newest member of the family. It’s a keepsake that will twinkle with memories for years to come.

Something special’s waiting by the tree

No ornament? No problem! Sneak your sonogram photo into the Christmas tree for an effortless and festive announcement.

Waiting for Santa baby

The joy of a baby on the way can take many forms, including the incredible journey of adoption. For couples planning to welcome a new member of the family this season, a snowy scene provides a beautiful backdrop for a picture-perfect announcement.

The greatest gift

Don your bump with a bow and unwrap the joy! Share your big news by adding a tag with baby’s due date to complete the greatest gift.

Dear Santa, I want a sibling

Has your child been whispering sibling wishes to Santa all year? Announce the arrival of their built-in best friend with a charming letter board, capturing their excitement and commemorating their anticipation.

The more, the merrier

Elevate your seasonal celebration with a touch of class! Surround your big news with the sparkle of glittering ornaments for a timeless announcement.

A creative crib

As you gather sweet items for baby’s arrival, why not turn them into the stars of your announcement? From adorable booties to cozy onesies, soft blankets and the promise of a crib, these elements combine to create a heartwarming reveal.

The Elves Have Been Busy

For a complete Christmas scene, don’t forget to add elves. Let your child play the role of Santa’s little helper and proclaim the exciting news of their promotion to big brother or big sister.

An Elf-on-the-Shelf surprise

Speaking of elves, there’s plenty of fun to be had with everyone’s favorite Elf on the Shelf. Enlist the creative help of an excited soon-to-be dad elf and one with a baby bump to communicate the big news with a sweet treat.

A little laddu

Anticipating a new addition this Diwali? With this cute onesie, let the world know that you have a bun in the oven or a little laddu on the way.

A cozy Christmas together

Leave the magic to the professionals! Schedule your next family Christmas photoshoot and let the excitement unfold with a special surprise: an ultrasound photo.

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