Eagerly Expecting: When do I Notify Those Out of Town About a Baby on the Way?

Q: My daughter is pregnant. Her work and a group of her friends are giving her baby showers. We have relatives out of town that will not be invited. Would it be proper to send out some type of an announcement to let them know when the baby is due? Or is it better to wait and send out an announcement of the baby’s birth?

A: It is better to wait and send a birth announcement after the baby is born. This doesn’t obligate recipients to give a gift in return, but it is a nice way to share happy news.   

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