Remember as a kid you would write each other secret messages with lemon juice or milk? Once dried, the paper looked empty to any unknowing soul, but the receiver of the message was in on the secret and could decipher the hidden code in moments by exposing the sheet to a little heat.
I gave birth to my son Lovael on December 26th. For the birth announcement, I knew people would expect something original. So
I referred back to this technique… with my own milk. He’s so new to this world; he literally has a blank slate. Every page in his book still needs to be written. Nowadays people are overloaded with images and visuals, so especially for someone in my profession I thought it would be a bold choice to send out completely blank cards.
They went out in transparent envelopes, with a little white birthday candle as a hint on how to make the message appear. Also relevant, as he was born on the darkest day of the year. (Plus, the flame is a little tongue in cheek reference to the fire that’s responsible for making babies in the first place!)”