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I'm not a fan of the idea. It's tacky in the same vein as sending out engagement announcements that aren't wedding invitations.
That said, I am sending my parents a silly little baby-related gift in the mail to "announce" my pregnancy, but it's only because I'm too terrified to tell them in person. I'm well aware that it's not in great taste, and I would prefer to do it over the phone or in person if I felt comfortable.
I think it's a cute idea. If you're worried that people will react badly I think a card would work well. You can write a letter/note inside so it doesn't seem too impersonal. That way your family can let the news sink in and get over their initial reactions if they're negative before you have to see them in person. However, I hope that they surprise you and are happy and excited!
Claire Ellene 2/13/12 8 lbs 6 oz 21"
Im going to be honest, I think its completely inpersonal and dont like the idea. Its almost as "cold" as sending out a mass-text letting everyone know. I didnt have a problem telling anyone (other than the in-laws) and I cant relate to being scared so maybe that is why I have a negative reaction to the idea. Regardless of my opinion I think everyone will be happy, after the initial shock.
i dont see anything wrong with it. I personally only told family in person/over the phone (depending on how far away they live). Friends all found out through a post on facebook. I was so sick that i hadnt seen anyone in months and didnt really plan on seeing anyone anytime soon. I know that after we told our parents and sibs they spread the news to all of the other family members by word of mouth. Any close friends I would have told in person.
Erin & Jeremy
DS 6yrs old
DD born 1/3/12