Key to Secret French Birth Announcement Society

I finally broke down yesterday and demanded my friend Charlotte what the French secret is to getting birth announcements handed out mere days after a baby’s birth.

She promptly inducted me into the secret society, and I have now been enlightened as to the three cardinal birth announcement rules :

1. The French always keep the birth announcements very austere in design.

2. They pre-order them leaving only the name, date, and time of birth blank and then call the printers and insert that information milliseconds after their baby is born.

3. French birth announcements never include photos.

Whoops. Too late again.