Putting a Birth Announcement in the Newspaper
You can mail or e-mail your information to the newspaper(s) of your choice.
WHN Tip: Check with the paper if you have any questions.
Provide the Following:
About the Baby and Parents
- Hospital (include city and state) where baby was born
- Both parents' name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
- Residence(s) (city/state)
- Baby's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
- Gender: male or female
- Date of Birth
- Time of birth a.m. / p.m. (circle one)
- Length (inches)
- Weight (pounds) (ounces)
- Is this the first child in the family? Yes or No
About Family Members
- Brothers and sisters (first names and ages)
- Maternal and paternal grandparents' names (include city and state)
- Maternal and paternal great-grandparents name (include city and state)
WHN Tip: Often, birth announcements aren't printed without the signature of each parent listed, so both parents should sign and date the form.
What to Ask:
- Is the announcement free?
- If not, is it charged by the line or by the word?
- If by the line, what is the cost?
- On average, how many words are there per line?
- Is there a charge for photos? If so, how much?
- Are announcements included for free on the paper's web site? If not, what is the fee?
- Do you accept a credit card for payment?