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These 16 Valentine's Day Pregnancy Announcement Ideas Are Sweeter Than Candy

Because this holiday is all about spreading the love.

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So you’ve been making something even more exciting than sourdough bread in your so-called oven, and you’re just about ready to announce to the world that you have a new addition on the way. If in mid-February you're ready to share that you’re expecting a baby, you could do a Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement. The day is all about love and affection, and the news of a baby on the way inspires feelings of warmth (and tons of heart emojis). Plus, after the year everyone’s had, we could all use some sweet news.

A Valentine's Day pregnancy announcement is probably on most couples' radars who are entering the second trimester of pregnancy around that time, meaning that the new arrival is due sometime in August or September. But, of course, the decision of when to announce a pregnancy is up to the parents themselves, so picking mid-February to shout the happy news about a May or October baby is perfectly okay if that's what works for you. From spelling it out in candy hearts or buying a heart onesie you’ll get some use out of when the baby is born, you can take inspiration from these clever reveals and products that work as well on Instagram as they do IRL as Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcements.

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“Shoes In Hand” Pregnancy Announcement

You’ve seen this one done before, but that doesn’t make it any less cute. Choose a pair of red or pink shoes for Valentine’s Day and have your partner stand behind you with his arms around you. Put your hands on top of his and cradle the shoes in your hands, in front of your belly. Dress in festive V. Day colors.


A Cupcake In The Oven

Instead of posing with a bun in front of your bump, switch out the bread for a heart-shaped cupcake and caption your photo with something about how you’re baking something especially sweet this Valentine’s Day.


Say It With Chocolates

Get a heart-shaped box of chocolates and put your ultrasound photo inside, then snap a pic. It’s the perfect way to announce the sweetest surprise of all.


Share The Onesie-ful News

Say it with a onesie from Etsy shop, Shop Little Bear Design. The cool thing about this is that you can have it customized with the baby’s last name (or first, if you’re ready to share) plus their due date month, and you’ll have a physical object you can one day show the baby. Bonus points if you have a letter board to write in how far along you are.


A Hand-y Announcement

If you prefer to go the subtle route, you could do what Kristin Cavallari did when she and husband Jay announced they were expecting their third child: share a pic of yourself forming a hand-heart over your growing baby bump.


Sweet Balloons

No message-heart candy in the stores? Say it with personalized balloons instead, as this couple did last year when they had their photo taken by Sara Wise Photography.


Have The Older Sibling Say It

Big brother or sister will love to be involved with the announcement of baby number two, and these cute customized shirts are a great way to make that happen. You can pick the color combo if your kid isn’t into red, and reviewers noted that this shirt is true to size.


Puppy Love

Dogs are part of the family too, and this sign (which is a printout from Etsy store, Chalking It Up Boards) is a fun way to spread the word about your new addition (and your pet’s new BFF, hopefully).


A Onesie They'll Wear Again

This sweet and simple design is made of 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. You can pull off an easy photo shoot by setting your iPhone to the self-timer mode, then snapping a pic of you and your partner each holding one side of the onesie.


Toasting The News

Giving your family individual wine bottles with a revealing label, like this one from Inscape Creations ($13, Amazon), will ensure both a flurry of congratulations and an impromptu toast. (Mom-to-be can have sparkling cider instead.) Note that this is a set of six labels, wine not included.


Say It With Conversation Hearts

Sure candy hearts may taste like chalk (in my humble opinion) but they make a really cute pregnancy announcement. You can buy customizable hearts and get one that says “baby” plus the numbers of the due date, then snap a pic on a pretty red or white background.


Pandemic Pregnancy

Chances are your baby was conceived during quarantine, so it’s only fair to give a little nod to the circumstances. Sure, this one may not look Valentine’s-themed, but you could easily add some hearts and a red background and call it a day.


Egg-celent News

If you're looking for a unique way to share the big news with someone special (hello, Grandma!), you could order a special personalized announcement like this one. The egg — yes, it's real — is emptied, painted, and filled with a message of your choice before shipping. Imagine the smiles and joyful tears when your recipient cracks the egg.


Send A Real Valentine

Remember how fun it was getting Valentines in school? You could go the snail-mail route and send out physical cards with your good news written inside. Just make sure to FaceTime those closest to you to see their priceless reaction when opening.


A Sea Of Balloons

Balloons always look festive in photos and for an easy photo reveal that still looks styled, you could get a bunch of fun Valentine’s Day balloons in varying shades of pinks and red, then add in a “baby” balloon for a big surprise.


Scratch-Off Surprise

Unlike instant-win lottery tickets, which lose more often than they win, these Valentine's scratch-off announcements from Emma Lee Lou Designs are all winners. Distribute them to family and friends and watch them reveal the underlying message (customizable, but "We're pregnant!" is the default).