I know I already broke the news to all of you in this post, but I wanted to share how we told our family and friends. For my mom and sister, we bought some blue balloons along with an "It's a Boy" balloon and put them in a big box with a gender-neutral sign on the outside. We took the box to my mom's and had her open it up and all the blue balloons popped out! I found this idea on Pinterest (where else?!). We did the same thing for my MIL but we just had the balloons in the back of our car so she opened the hatch and they all popped out at her (sorry, didn't get pics of that one).
Here is my mom opening the box.....
For my Dad & Step-Mom, we knew we wouldn't see them anytime soon after we found out so we sent them a card in the mail. This is an idea I found on this blog. I re-created the card with some super cute fonts (of course) and mailed the card with balloons to my dad's house. Obviously I wasn't there to see them open the card, but if you would like to download the card I made, you can do so HERE. I printed mine on yellow paper (2-sided). FYI: If you choose to make a card like this, I would suggest using a fine-tip sharpie on the balloons. A ballpoint pen was too sharp on my balloons and a regular sharpie is way too visible when the balloon is not blown up!
As for announcing to friends, this is the picture we used on Facebook (and I think we'll also use it in our Christmas card, maybe). For our close friends, I called/texted them immediately. :)