Pregnancy Announcement Christmas and New Years

Being pregnant during the festive season is a really special and exciting time that not many people get to experience. Plus, there are lots and lots of ways to make your pregnancy announcement on Christmas or New Year's that make the news extra exciting!

For many of us, the festive period is one of the few times in the year when we get to see all our loved ones in one place.

Aligning schedules can be tricky, especially if you have friends and family who live far away. Choosing to pop the announcement during the holidays can be a great way to make sure everyone is in on the news at the same time.

But how exactly do you announce your pregnancy on Christmas or New Year’s? We've got 20 brilliant ideas to make your big reveal extra special and memorable for everyone involved.

Is it OK to Announce Your Pregnancy On Christmas?

Announcing your pregnancy at Christmas is a magical and heartwarming way to share your exciting news with family and friends, and it'll really be down to your own personal view on whether it's the right time or not.

For some families, Christmas is reserved for celebrating the true meaning of the holiday and may not be the ideal time for a pregnancy announcement.

However, for others, it's a time when everyone is gathered together, making it the perfect opportunity to share your joyous news.

In fact, many mums-, dads-, and parents-to-be choose to share their pregnancy news during the festive season, making it an increasingly popular time for pregnancy announcements.

Explore our blog post on timing your pregnancy announcement, including how long to wait & factors to think about before sharing the news

What About New Year's or New Year's Eve?

New Year's holds slightly less religious significance, making it another popular time to announce a pregnancy. It's also seen as a time for new beginnings and fresh starts, so sharing your exciting news at this time can be very fitting.

Plus, announcing your pregnancy on New Year's or New Year's Eve can also serve as a fun way to celebrate the coming year and all of its exciting possibilities.

So, in short, this time of year can be perfect to announce your pregnancy if you feel it's right for you and your family.


10 Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

One of the great things about announcing your pregnancy at Christmas is the wealth of creative ideas and inspiration that comes with it.

We’ve seen lots of adorable and unique Christmas pregnancy announcements, so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favourite ideas for you to consider:

  1. Ornament surprise: Place a personalised ornament on the Christmas tree with the message "Baby [Last Name] Due [Due Date]."
  2. Stocking stuffer: Slip a tiny pair of baby booties, baby blanket, or a dummy into your partner's stocking.
  3. Photo card: Create a holiday photo card featuring a picture of your ultrasound with the caption "Our Greatest Gift Arriving [Due Date]."
  4. Christmas cracker announcement: Include a festive pregnancy announcement message inside Christmas crackers for each family member to pop open.
  5. Secret Santa surprise: Play Secret Santa with your family or friends and reveal your pregnancy when it's your turn to give a gift by wrapping up a baby onesie or outfit – our baby sleeping bags are great for this!
  6. Customised advent calendar: Use an advent calendar to countdown to Christmas, with the final day revealing a message or ultrasound picture announcing the pregnancy.
  7. Gingerbread family: Decorate gingerbread cookies to represent your family, including a new gingerbread baby.
  8. Christmas carol announcement: Rewrite the lyrics to a favourite Christmas carol to include your pregnancy announcement and sing it for your loved ones.
  9. Stocking tag announcement: Attach a gift tag to your partner's stocking with the message "Santa isn't the only one delivering this year! Baby [Last Name] Coming [Due Date]."
  10. Cookie decorating party: Host a cookie decorating party or competition and include a cookie with "We're Expecting!" written in icing.

Sharing the News on Social Media

If you tend to put out a social media post wishing your wider circle of friends and not-so-immediate family a Merry Christmas, you might also want to share your pregnancy news on there, too.

We recommend announcing to your closest family and friends first before sharing on social media to avoid anyone feeling left out or hurt by finding out through a public post, but it can be a good way to announce to a larger audience at once.

You could do something super simple like sharing a photo of your ultrasound laid against a Christmas tree or amongst the tinsel and wish your friends a "...from our growing family to yours!".

You could even incorporate your dogs into the announcement if you have any, dressing them up in holiday attire and sharing a photo with them posing with a chalkboard or sign announcing your pregnancy.

Our Advice for Sharing Your Pregnancy Announcement on Facebook

10 New Year's Eve Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

If Christmas is more of a personal and intimate holiday for you, New Year's Eve can be just as festive and just as special a time to announce your pregnancy.

Even if you don't tend to celebrate or do much to ring in the New Year, sharing your news at this time can add an extra layer of excitement and meaning to the holiday, and it'll make it a night you'll never forget.

Some of our favourite New Year's Eve baby announcement ideas include:

  1. "See You Next Year!": Share a photo of your positive pregnancy test with the caption "See You Next Year!" to tease the news.
  2. Countdown clock: Take a picture of your ultrasound with a countdown clock set to the due date and share it with the caption "Counting down to our newest addition!"
  3. Resolution reveal: Share a photo of you and your partner holding a "New Year's Resolutions" list with your pregnancy announcement as the first one.
  4. Midnight countdown announcement: Instead of shouting "Happy New Year!", shout "We're Expecting!" at the stroke of midnight.
  5. Family photoshoot: Arrange a family photoshoot complete with poppers, confetti, and signs announcing the pregnancy.
  6. Fortune cookies: Serve fortune cookies at your New Year's Eve party with custom fortunes announcing the pregnancy.
  7. Champagne label announcement: Create custom labels for champagne bottles with a message like "Cheers to our growing family!".
  8. Sparklers reveal: Write out "Baby" with sparklers and take a photo to share on social media. You might need some help from a friend or family member for this one, or use a bit of Photoshop magic!
  9. Coloured confetti cannons: Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether you've found out the gender already, you could do a blue or pink confetti cannon reveal at midnight.
  10. Family board game night: If you usually spend New Year's Eve playing board games with friends and family, incorporate your pregnancy announcement into a game like Charades or Pictionary.

How to Navigate Being Pregnant During the Festive Season

Being pregnant during Christmas and New Year's can be a little daunting, particularly if this is your first pregnancy. As part of your journey, you'll come to learn what your own body can and can't handle comfortably.

While you most certainly shouldn't miss out on the fun and festivities, it's also important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed.

Some of our tips for navigating a festive season pregnancy include…

Know What You Can (& Can't) Eat or Drink

Alcohol is a big no-no during pregnancy, and while it's pretty well known that you should avoid it when expecting, there are a few other foods and drinks that you should also steer clear of.

Some of the more obvious ones include unpasteurised soft cheeses, deli meats, and raw or undercooked meat. Raw fish like sushi and oysters are also a no-go, and you should be cautious with caffeine intake as well.

We recommend taking note of what the NHS does and doesn’t recommend to eat.

Allow Yourself to Rest

We all know it's full-steam-ahead during the holidays, especially if you're hosting celebrations, but it's important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed– whether it's a quick nap or just taking some time to put your feet up.

Don't Forget to Drink Water

We tend to run on a lot of fizzy drinks, hot chocolate, and juice around the holidays, but make sure to drink plenty of water as well.

It'll help keep you hydrated and ensure your body has essential nutrients for both you and the baby. That means making sure you get at least 2 litres a day!

Make it Special!

Above all, you should make the most of your pregnancy during the festive season. Embrace all the extra love and attention from family and friends, indulge a bit (within reason!), and enjoy this special time with your growing bump.


Summary: Welcome Your New Baby in 2025 With The Little Green Sheep

Announcing your pregnancy on Christmas or New Year's is a truly magical way to share the news with your loved ones and add even more joy to the festive season. Whether it's through a creative pregnancy announcement idea or a simple social media post, make sure to celebrate this special time with your growing family.

As you navigate being pregnant during the holidays, don't forget to take care of yourself and your little one by staying hydrated, getting enough rest, and avoiding certain foods and drinks.

And when 2025 arrives, prepare for your little one's arrival by creating a nursery that welcomes them with warmth and comfort. With our beautiful collection of Moses baskets, baby bedding, and nursery decor, you can create a space that's truly special for your new bundle of joy.


Take full advantage of the festive season by incorporating holiday themes and traditions into your pregnancy announcement. Some ideas include ornament surprises, stocking stuffers, photo cards, and customised advent calendars.

Asking for gifts that will make your pregnancy and postpartum journey more comfortable and enjoyable is a great idea. Some ideas include maternity clothing, prenatal massages, baby essentials, and gift cards for self-care services.

You can still get stuck into the New Year's celebrations while pregnant, but make sure to listen to your body and take breaks when needed. Avoid alcohol and stick to non-alcoholic alternatives, stay hydrated, and make sure to get enough rest.

Christmas is just as enjoyable when you're pregnant – arguably even more so! Embrace the love and attention from family and friends, indulge in some of your favourite festive treats and have an extra slice of Christmas pudding for you and your little one.

Don't forget to take breaks when needed and stay hydrated as well. Reflect on the fact that this is a special time in your life and enjoy it to the fullest.