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Any recommendations for birth announcement cards - cheap and quick

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yellowflowers Mon 29-Nov-10 13:25:43

Just getting prepared for when our baby comes. If it comes on time then we will have a week from birth until last posting date for Christmas, and would love to include arrivals cards in our Christmas cards - any suggestions for cheap and quick places where we can get them done - just a photo on one side and the name and key details on the back is fine.

Floweryhat Wed 20-Mar-13 19:50:59

Lovely stuf on folksy or in my experience photobox deliver faster than vistaprint.

loulu74 Wed 20-Mar-13 19:47:29 were great

HannahM1984 Sun 23-Sep-12 10:04:42

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Ruby1988 Fri 08-Jul-11 16:31:51

where did you buy them in the end???
i got mine from and they arrived in two or three days if i remember rightly!!

mcmillan78 Sat 15-Jan-11 18:01:35

Hi all, I'm joining this strand late, but wanted to warn others to not use 'Baby Says Hello' website for their birth announcement cards. I ordered some cards a few days after the birth of my son in December and they still haven't arrived. What's more no-one answers the phone when I've called or responds to the emails I've sent. Needless to say the money was taken off my card immediately, so it looks like I'm about £60 down at the mo. I've asked my credit card company to investigate whether the company actually exists.

plupervert Wed 01-Dec-10 19:05:58

"Quayte!" grin

P.S. Me, too.

P.P.S. Sorry for the hijack, yellowflowers...

DrSeuss Wed 01-Dec-10 17:07:54

Call me a snob if you like but the fact that my natural accent is RP has always worked out very nicely for me, thank you. It is totally natural and has not been "worked on" in the least! Hearing it, people make certain assumptions about me, pretty much all of which play in my favour. I have no problem with regional accents, in fact I like them and think that if we all sounded the same it would be very boring. But grammar is different. You can speak grammatical English with or without a regional accent. failure to speak properly will lead to assumptions being made which are certainly not in your favour.

plupervert Wed 01-Dec-10 12:44:12

Yes, JH made the point in the book that the fashion for not teaching a "standard" English (in the 70s?) was prompted by the idea that regional accents/dialects were "just as valid". Unfortunately, continued JH, there are still plenty of people in authority who don't feel this, so this did a real disservice to some people. I guess the effects of the "disservice" have multiplied into a general ignorance of certain things - after all, children of the 70s have now had kids...

This possibly makes me sound like a horrible snob, but if you think about it, teaching "proper" grammar is anti elitist!

DrSeuss Wed 01-Dec-10 09:31:08

Fortunately, she found a job elsewhere. I correct the English of my students, even when they complain that they "don't want to talk posh. I explain that people will, like it or not, judge you by your level of spoken English and that accent is fine, poor grammar is not.

plupervert Tue 30-Nov-10 21:05:03

So what did he do with/to the receptionist?

DrSeuss Tue 30-Nov-10 19:25:46

A friend had an excellent receptionist who spoke poor English although it was her native tongue. He just didn't want grammar that poor to be the first impression given of his company.

plupervert Tue 30-Nov-10 18:55:29

Ah, the native speaker problem. John Humphreys made a very compelling argument for teaching decent English in schools: that people who can't speak the "standard" are disadvantaged throughout life, particularly in any dealings with authority (doctors, the law, etc.), because in being illiterate, they will seem like pushovers.

DrSeuss Tue 30-Nov-10 12:50:05

Oh yes, why woud we want to learn French/Spanish/German when they ball speak English in Benidorm? I work in the borough with the second lowest uptake of MFL in the UK. Then again, many of them struggle with English despite being native speakers!

TmiEdward Mon 29-Nov-10 23:17:56

We used Snapfish. They were really good, and quite reasonable too.

plupervert Mon 29-Nov-10 23:09:26

Teacher? No, actually, but paid attention in Latin!

I sympathise about lack of interest, though. It drives me mad how complacent native English speakers in their belief that "Everyone speaks English." They're just trapping themselves, and will be taken advantage of! Ooh, you could have a lesson entitled La Grande Escroquerie, and "catch them out" with swindles and "small print" in French - to prove how vulnerable they will be if they don't learn something!

BTW, have I got (present perfect) the right end of the stick about teaching?

DrSeuss Mon 29-Nov-10 19:55:17

Might we have an occupation in common Plupervert? Do you also struggle to not throttle Y11s who "Never really got that who le and la thing"?!

plupervert Mon 29-Nov-10 18:43:15

I never would have thought of eBay, DrSeuss!

yellowflowers Mon 29-Nov-10 16:45:12

Ah, thank you - will look at ebay

DrSeuss Mon 29-Nov-10 16:10:07

No,if you actually look on ebay you will find lots of people who print birth announcements fairly cheaply and all you have to do is send them the wording and a picture. I usually use them for DS's party invites. Just checked and the cheapest are £2.20 for 6, the most expensive are £12 for 20.

yellowflowers Mon 29-Nov-10 15:25:14

Yes it'\s just if it comes early or on time then I would like to put them in with christmas cards. if not then no rush at all

plupervert Mon 29-Nov-10 14:47:41

I meant: birth card from loads of people."

plupervert Mon 29-Nov-10 14:43:46

Are you sure people won't wait 4 days, or until the Christmas post gets there? I have never had a birth card for loads of people, and got cards from others as much as a month after the baby was born.

If it starts to become a hassle, please don't get fixated on it. Get on with resting and bonding with your baby! smile

yellowflowers Mon 29-Nov-10 14:30:23

thanks guacamohohohole - don;t know if we'll have enough time to wait 4 days but will check it out

Guacamohohohole Mon 29-Nov-10 14:28:45


Ours really were nice I promise and I think they arrived in 4 days!

yellowflowers Mon 29-Nov-10 14:17:04

Hello - good memory. Things are good - am still dubious about people who say they are in love with the baby they have never met when it is just a few cells in their tummy though (though have no doubt we will love ours when we meet it properly!) Hope all well with you?

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