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My birth announcement
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A co-worker (hi, Matt!) is expecting a baby, and he is a movie fan, so we were passing around a link to 5starbaby.com, which makes birth announcements styled like movie posters. Cute.
It's been done before, though a little differently. My parents were in the theater. At the time I was born, my Dad was working on a Masters from Yale in the subject. This is the birth announcement they sent when I (and my twin sister) were born:
I don't know how they produced it (electronic assistance was not available). Possibly Letraset-style transfer lettering (the lines of asterisks are uneven, but it doesn't look like real letterpress). Also unknown: the intent of the relative billing of my Mom and Dad. Witty joke? Genuine reminder of the perception of the roles of men and women at the time? I'm hoping joke...