Some hospitals, such as the Bridgton Hospital in Maine and the St. Francis Hospital & Health Services in Maryville, allow the baby's parents to write a birth announcement either on the hospital's Birth Announcement section or to affiliated websites. Local newspapers may also have birth announcement sections.
St. Francis Hospital and other health-care centers offer birth announcement forms to parents before or after the birth of the child. After the parents complete the form, the hospital sends it to one of its affiliated media labels. The baby's parents may choose to announced it through a local newspaper or be announced in a local radio station.
Local dailies, such as the Post Star and Syracuse, provide a birth announcement submission form on their respective online sites. PostStar.com posts the announcement on its birth announcement section, while Syracuse.com includes it in the birth announcement classified ads.
A birth announcement is a notice sent to family and friends by the baby's parents within the first year of the baby's birth. It is a way of celebrating the birth of a child and sharing the blessing to people that the baby's parents' care about. Traditionally sent by mail, a birth announcement may now be sent through text, sent using an e-card, or posted to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.