Now that it’s pretty easy to tell your 563 Facebook Friends all and anything about yourself in a matter of seconds, taking the time to make an official offline printed birth announcement, might feel like too much work. On the other hand it’s a lot more personal to get a card sent specifically to you then it is to read some announcement just shot into cyberspace. So like with most things, it is probably best to do both. And a little extra. So for my son’s birth I came up with the idea to light up the house with Philips Hue lamps in pink or blue to give the neighborhood a first indicator of his arrival.