Announcing the arrival of a new baby can be a very special experience. Most new parents don't return to work immediately after the baby is born, so email announcements are a quick and efficient way to share the news with co-workers.
From the New Family
There are so many people to tell about the arrival of your new baby, it can seem impossible to make sure you share with everyone. Mass email messages can help spread the news to people who may not be visiting you in those first days, such as co-workers and acquaintances.
Simple Announcement Sample
A simple birth announcement is suitable for most workplaces and can be made in advance. Simply save the email and add the details once the baby is born.
To: All Staff
Subject: It's A Boy!:
Dear (Company Name) Team,
(Employee Name) and (Partner Name) wish to present the newest member of our family, (Baby's Full Name). Born on (Birth Date), he weighed (Birth Weight) and measured (Birth Height).
[Insert Photo of Baby]
Mom, dad, and baby are doing great and expect to arrive home on (Date). Visitors are welcome beginning (Date). Please call ahead before stopping by.
Thank you for sharing in this joyous news with us.
The (Last Name) Family
Fun Example of Email Announcement
To: All Staff
Subject: Free At Last
To Whom It May Concern,
In the early morning hours of (Birth Date), (Baby Name) made his/her great escape and joined (parent's names) at last. It wasn't easy, but all (Height & Weight) of him/her made it in extraordinary health.
We are all exhausted and a bit overwhelmed with our new environment, but will gladly navigate this world as a family. Well-wishers are welcome to text or email (Name of Parent Employee).
(Dad, Mom, and Baby Names)
On Behalf of the New Parents
The days after a baby is born can be overwhelming and exhausting for new parents. If the thought of sharing the joyous news with the world is too much to handle, new parents could ask a co-worker to announce baby's arrival at work.
Basic Announcement Email Sample
To: All Staff
Subject: Announcing the Arrival of (Baby's Full Name)
(Employee Parent Name) and (Partner's Name) have granted me the honor of introducing you to their newest addition, baby boy/girl (Baby's Name).
(Baby's Name) Statistics:
- Born on (Birth Date)
- (Height) tall
- [Insert Photo]
The proud new family is happy and healthy.
(Your Name), On Behalf of the (Parent's Last Name) Family
Sample Creative Email Announcement
To: All Staff
Subject: Quarterly Update
Good Day Team,
On (Birth Date), we saw our best numbers as baby boy/girl (Baby's Full Name) joined our work family at (height and weight).
Proud parents, (Employee Parent Name) and his/her (Partner Title: husband, wife, etc.) asked me to share that their family couldn't be happier at this time.
The new family is expected home on (Date). They welcome visitors to their home but ask that you schedule a time in advance.
(Employee Parent Name) will rejoin us around (Date)
(Name of contact) from HR will be putting together a gift basket for the family, please see her by Friday if you wish to contribute.
With many thanks,
(Your Name) and the (Employee Parent's Last Name) Family
Creating a Message
Writing a birth announcement email for co-workers is similar to writing a business email in that it should be professional and to-the-point. When you are generating a mass email for the workplace announcement there are several factors to keep in mind:
- Consider the tone of your workplace. A serious and professional office warrants a different type of message than an informal one.
- Consult the new parents for what information they would like to share and only include those things.
- Check with your boss to be sure you have permission to send out a mass email.
- Be sure to send the email to everyone.
What to Include
Once you are sure it is okay to email an announcement to co-workers, know what information to include, and are clear on the tone of the email, you can start writing. Parents.com suggests baby announcements should include basic information about the family and reflect its personality. Workplace emails should be short and simple. Basic information people typically share on birth announcements include:
- Parent names (starting with the person who works at the company you are emailing)
- Baby's gender
- Baby's name
- Baby's birth date
- Baby's height and weight
One short paragraph stating that parents and baby are doing well, and when they expect to be home, is also appropriate. If you have a close-knit workplace you may also want to include information on when and how to visit the family.
Add a Photo
Seeing a picture of the new baby can help personalize the experience. When selecting a photo to share, What To Expect suggests opting for a close up shot that is clear. Especially in an email to your workplace, too much information in the photo is not recommended. This means that shots of mom immediately after delivery or breastfeeding should not be included in such an email.
To add a picture to the email you have three options:
- Paste the photo into the body of the email, preferably after providing the stats. This would be the best choice for a workplace email since it is meant to be quick and concise.
- Attach the picture to the email.
- Include a link at the end of your email to a blog, Instagram account, or another photo sharing site. This would work better in an informal office setting where employees are very close.
Getting the Message Across
Sending your baby's birth announcement through email is a quick and easy way to let co-workers know your new baby has arrived. Whether you use a template or create a unique message, people generally appreciate the opportunity to share in your joyous news.