In the midst of celebrating their first wedding anniversary this past Sunday, Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie announced they are expecting their first child, E! Online reports. While reflecting on her year of marriage, Duff made the big announcement on her official website. “We also want to share the exciting news that… BABY MAKES THREE,” she wrote. “We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives.”

How do you creatively announce your pregnancy to family and friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

News of a baby on the way isn’t just exciting for the expecting couple, but also for friends and family. Here are a few creative ways to make the big announcement:

1. Give an ultrasound picture as a gift: Send out copies of your first ultrasound to family members and put it in personalized picture frames (Think: “Grandma/Grandpa/Aunt/Uncle-to-be” frames).

2. Be the gift: During the next holiday or family get together (preferably involving gift giving), tie a big red bow around your belly and see how long it takes for friends and family to realize what you’re trying to tell them.

3. Use a surprise website: Creating a free website is fairly easy; make a site with a message about your pregnancy (something along the lines of “_____ is pregnant!”). Send your close ones an email with the link telling them to check out a “shocking” website you found.

How did you announce your pregnancy to everyone? Share your experiences in a comment below.