Baby's Here Online Store: Convenient, Quality Birth Announcements
Written: Sep 15, 2004 (Updated Jan 10, 2007)
We just had a new baby and I needed some easy-to-order birth announcements and thank-you cards. Sitting in a stationary store choosing announcements is not an option with two kids and one on the way. I came across this site on the Internet. There are a lot of sites out there that sell birth announcements but this one had lots of sibling card that were cute and fit our circumstances.
A decent selection of birth announcements with matching thank-you notes. There are also baby shower invitations and christening announcements. The birth announcements are custom printed with your own text and the thank-you notes are printed with the baby's name. You can also pick the font and the color of the text.
Ordering is simple. You can pick the wording for your announcement, the style of announcement, the font and color type. You can also have your return envelopes printed with your return address for some extra $$. During the ordering process, you will see a proof of your text but they don't show it on the actual announcement so you have to use your imagination and trust them a bit to get it right.
I got an email immediately confirming my order. I got an email the next day indicating my order had shipped. I had my order on the third day.
My announcements arrived wrapped in plastic and secured in a very sturdy box. This company gets an A+ for packaging.
I ordered birth announcements for my new arrival. I went with this company because they had a cute card where two older siblings could announce the birth of the new baby. Plus, for custom work, the invitations were reasonably priced. I got 50 custom announcements and 25 custom thank-you notes (the third baby gets a LOT less presents than the first baby) plus envelopes for $87.
My only mild complaint is that the paper stock was on the thin side. It was basically a thick paper but not the durable, heavy stock you see on the expensive announcements. Also, the printing was flat and not raised, which is what I expected for this price. The printing and finishing were all top quality. For the money, I thought the product was pretty good and the convenience couldn't be beat!
I liked this company and would definitely order again. The convenience of ordering online when you have a newborn is great. Plus, the turnaround time was super fast. I was slightly disappointed at the weight of the stock they used but it was still acceptable. I am giving this company five stars.
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Before you start shopping, check out my tips on how to save money by shopping on the internet . I have also included some coupon codes and plan to add more as I find them.
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SLEEPING: Pali Sabrina Crib; Sozo USA bedding.
NURSING: Bravado Nursing Bra; Lansinoh lanolin; Lansinoh nursing pads.
BATHING: The First Years Bath Tub/Bath Seat Combo
BABY BOTTOMS: Burts Bees Diaper Ointment; Desitin Creamy; Balmex; California Baby Diaper Rash Cream.
BABY SKIN: Mustela Hydra-Stick for lips and cheeks; Burts Bees Apricot Baby Oil.
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