Grandparents formal announcement of new grandchild

by Lynnie
(Michigan)

What is the proper etiquette for the person receiving an announcement from the grandparents of their newly born grandchild?


First I was called and asked if I was going to the baby shower I wasn't invited to.

Then I was texted when the baby was born to announce that she was born.

Lastly, I received a picture announcement card in the mail announcing the birth of their grandchild.

My husband and I were not invited to their wedding as well. Just mentioning these things for perspective purposes.

What is the etiquette on our part? Am I suppose to send a gift to the grandparents? Am I suppose to simply send a congratulations card to the grandparents? Please let me know. I could not find anything on the internet and have never even heard of grandparents sending out formal announcements of becoming new grandparents before.

Thank you very much, Lynnie

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Lynnie,​

​My, my! Practical etiquette is needed here!! I can understand your quandry in this maze of "here comes the baby"!

​Send the grandparents a personal note or card congratulating them. No gift is necessary. Maybe next time the family will get their signals in sync!

Thanks for the interesting question!
Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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