Happy Friday friends! Here is Ida’s birth announcement. I wanted to share it all with you, too. I designed it while nursing Ida a few weeks ago–now that’s what I call multi-tasking! Not sure why I chose blue and yellow for the colors. Color has always been an instinctive thing for me–and for some reason, I just don’t feel like pinky pastels suit her! It’s funny because a surprising amount of people have asked us to dress her more ‘girly’–in more ‘pink’ with more little dresses and bows and things–and commented on the colors of the birth announcement. I didn’t realize so many people felt so strongly about colors for babies!
What do you think? Are most people still feeling baby blues for boys and pinky pastels for girls? Are you? Where did these gendered colors come from, anyway? Are these gendered colors cross-cultural? (do other cultures have different colors that they attribute to girls vs. boys? Please share! And if you are from a culture or country outside the U.S. can you share if there are certain colors attribted to baby girls and boys?
Have a super and colorful weekend!