I love it when familiar couples return with new projects to mark new momentous occasions. Designer Lauren Chism created these beautiful moving announcements to help her close friends celebrate the purchase of their first home, and today she’s sharing the birth announcements for their first child! Little Parker was born just after Thanksgiving, and Lauren was inspired by the proud papa’s favorite hobby to create a subtle theme for his announcements.
From Lauren: Parker is the adorable son of my very best friend of 11+ years, Carrie and her husband Jim. Our husbands have bonded over their love of fishing, so when we found out they were having a boy, I knew that a ‘little fisherman’ theme would be perfect for his announcement.
Using the great printers at Czar Press, I decided to spare my adhesive gun and had the photo, as well as a subtle light grey ‘fish’ pattern, digitally printed on Crane’s Lettra card stock. I then had the rest of the playful text of his name and baby statistics letterpress printed in olive green. We paired them with kraft envelopes, which provided the perfect touch to these little fisherman announcements.
A funny little story: when Jim texted us that Parker had been born, he sent a photo and his weight. Without seeing the photo, my husband assumed he had been fishing and had caught a 7 pound fish and responded ‘NICE!’ A few minutes later, when he saw the photo, he realized his 7 pound fish was really a baby and proper congratulations were sent. I love that story and it makes these announcements even more fitting. Parker will definitely be joining his dad on the water when he is older.
Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
Printing: Czar Press
Photo Credits: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
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