Casey’s Silhouette Letterpress Baby Announcements

Designer Kristen Ekeland sent over these sophisticated birth announcements that she created for her best friend (and proud mama of a new baby girl). This sweet baby girl was named in memory of her grandfather, who sadly passed away just a month before she was born. Kristen faced the tough challenge of designing a birth announcement that was fitting for a baby and as a memoriam of her namesake. The resulting design is extremely touching and incredibly beautiful.

Silhouette Letterpress Baby Announcements by Kristen Ekeland via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

From Kristen: My best friend lost her father, John Casey, to cancer a month before she was due with her first baby girl. My friend and her father were extremely close. He was the most warm hearted, generous man I know and was very much like a second father to me. At his funeral, my friend announced that they would name their baby girl Casey after her grandfather. I was beyond touched to design Casey’s birth announcement. As her father held such an important place in my heart and memories, I was more than honored to create something special for them.


I wanted the design to be beautiful, sweet, and classic. I also wanted to make sure that everyone knew that Casey has been named after her grandfather and that his memory and love of life would carry on through this little girl. I thought the garland of spring flowers was the perfect symbol of the circle of life and chose a palette of canary yellow and warm gray that felt appropriate for a baby, but was sophisticated enough to serve as a memorial for such a wonderful man.

Silhouette Letterpress Baby Announcements by Kristen Ekeland via Oh So Beautiful Paper (7)

Thanks Kristen!

Design: Kristen Ekeland

Letterpress Printing: Letterpress Chicago

Photo Credits: Maggie Marlin

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