"My son was spunky from the start, so I created something that evoked his personality. I printed a card on my home computer and cut it into a tag shape, using fun scrapbook paper as the pocket."
Triana OrdSpanish Fork, Utah
"These were assembled using a color printer and a rubber stamp, ordered especially for this project. We also used it to decorate plates and napkins for her christening party."
Melanie McCluskey Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"My creative friend Stacy Southwick designed these for me, and we assembled them together. It was an inventive way to share multiple pictures."
Amy HamiltonPlano, Texas
"We created an announcement and thank-you note combo that aptly reflects our daughter's many moods and expressions!"
Tanya Manning Waltham, Massachusetts
"Having a December baby inspired me to create an announcement that could be hung as an ornament. My love of vintage brought me to use 1940s diaper pins as the main element."
Amy HazamGainesville, Virginia
"I wanted my daughter's announcements to be unique. I traced her tiny all-in-one; printed my favorite photo; and then cut, glued, and tied them together."
Shauna TimmonsGoleta, California
"I made this announcement for my brother and his wife. I created a cutout and a wheel that people could spin to see three pictures of the new baby."
Mackenzie SasserProvo, Utah
"We are big outdoors people, and when Ridge was born the ink prints of his hands and feet reminded my husband of nature books he had as a young child."
Danielle BrysonAtlanta, Georgia
"Boys in our family have collected baseball cards for many years. It is for that reason that these cards, which announce the birth of a new generation, were created."
Nate and Jen Hardin Merriam, Kansas
"We wanted to introduce our twins in a unique way, hoping to make a keepsake. Our friends and relatives use this paper folio to store the new pics we send out."
Nicole SimpsonFranklin, Tennessee
Originally published in the July issue of Parents magazine.