When Elias was born, I made his birth announcements and hand wrote about 200 addresses.
This time around I decided to simplify – and save time and money in the process.
I have everything ready to go to take care of Adeline’s birth announcements right away (click here for the update on her positioning and expected delivery date). I think this will make things really easy when our sweet girl arrives.
Here’s what I did – and how I saved lots of money.
50% off Photo Stamps
I ordered custom stamps of my belly with our hands on it, along with the words “she’s here!”. I saved big on these stamps by ordering 50% off gift certificates from Zazzle this past fall from One Kings Lane – $25 for $50 worth of product. I love Zazzle photo stamps. Thanks to some OKL credits, I didn’t pay a dime for these gift certificates. With shipping, 120 stamps cost me about $10!
$100 worth of Announcements for $30
I bought two Mixbook gift certificates from Groupon – $15 for $50 worth of product. These two gift certificates will cover all the announcements. Like with OKL, I was able to use some Groupon credits I had saved so I didn’t pay anything for these gift certificates. (Thanks to each of you who have clicked on my referral links!)
I also have worked hard to digitize our address book. I then printed all of our addresses on labels, so they are ready to go. We had the labels, so this didn’t cost me anything.
Key lesson: Take advantage of flash deals – they really CAN save you BIG!
Now Adeline just needs to come so we can share the news of her arrival with our loved ones!