In the most birth announcements, one finds also individual sayings, stories and poems, the joy of parents about the offspring will express. At the same time conveyed but also the best wishes and ideas for the future. Sociologically seen birth announcements but published not only to express the pride of their parents, but should above all serve that can ensure this type of disclosure that also each of the friends, family and other relatives are also guaranteed informed and feel not at a disadvantage, because they may know nothing about it. This should save the parents also lots of time and effort because so informing each falls away. The parents can fully enjoy their newly won fortune in the first time and resting from the exhausting rigors of childbirth. Generally considered the birth announcement of the text types of family ads lets associate. One to this category in addition to the birth announcement for example also marriage and acquaintance requests, but also obituaries. The family indicators are almost always due to social background.
The birth announcement is however not a phenomenon of in recent history goes back a long way In earlier times, when only a few people had the privilege to be able to read and write, it was the birth of a new child to announce task of the Church. Thereby, the competent clerk of parochial on a pulpit exclaimed, who was born. But that was not the only way to disseminate this information. What in today’s radio and television, as well as the print media take over, spread propaganda in other times mainly by word of-mouth. Only close relatives and friends were informed by messengers about it. But the increasingly growing population and the resulting urbanization, so the spread of urban lifestyles in rural areas, the dissemination of information on births has been increasingly difficult. The fact the is the literacy of the population more and more spread enormously helped.