Looking for a way to make pregnancy news even more exciting? One Etsy-based company, Baby Blabber, wants to help new parents personalize baby announcements with pop culture-inspired keepsakes.
Gina Hill, the Long Island-based owner of Baby Blabber, has designed announcements mocked up for fans of Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and more. The downloadable announcement features a slot for the test and then a pun from your favorite show.
The Harry Potter inspired announcement reads “I solemnly swear we were up to no good.” The Beauty and the Beast version says “There may be something there that wasn’t there before.” All together, the shop sells more than 35 announcements for pop culture-loving parents.
The shop owner hasn’t had to use one in her own life — yet. But the number of impending babies in her life inspired her to create the customized announcements. “We all hit that point in our life where everyone we know is settling down and having kids. We also know that saying ‘Those who can’t do, teach.’ Well I, who has yet to have babies, make birth announcements,” she wrote on her page.
Hill tells Yahoo Lifestyle that her “my favorite part of the shop is being a part of such an exciting time for people. These women contact me, sometimes even before they’ve told the father of their baby, to come up with fun announcements. Their joy and excitement comes through even in the messages they send. Then to hear how their surprise went is just the icing on the cake.”
According to Hill, the most popular announcements are the Harry Potter theme. “Seems there are a lot of Potterheads getting pregnant these days,” she says. “When the Game of Thrones season starts up, those announcements are big sellers.”
New parents who don’t see their favorite show or characters represented can even work with Baby Blabber to create their own unique way to break the news. One of Hill’s favorite announcements wasn’t even for a pregnancy: “I did have someone ask me to make them an adoption announcement which I was so happy to do for them. I think adoption is such an admirable thing and those parents should have a great announcement as well.”
After all, as Hill put it herself, “such a special time deserves a fun memory for the both of you.”
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