In an on-going effort to fight all baby-related stuff that is sickeninglycutesy (and generally ugly) , I wanted Madame’s birth announcement to be as fresh and modern as she is. I tried all kinds of Google searches, and finally found a great company, 2peasinapod.com. The company is (as far as I can tell) basically one person, a mom/graphic designer who had a similar notion about the cards that she was sending out to her family and friends. Everyone liked her designs so much she started a business.
Once you’ve chosen your design and uploaded the picture you've chosen of your little one, she personally sends back to you a custom proof. We had a few changes that we wanted to make and she was very accommodating, as well as incredibly prompt. The designs are clean and minimal; focusing on the image you give her to work with while still being warm and colorful. The only downside (besides the fact that they aren’t the cheapest announcements) is the announcement designs are for square cards and envelopes, requiring extra postage. But hey, you get what you pay for – a great looking personalized card and lots of personal attention.