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Lennon’s Gender Reveal

A little over a year ago Peter and I found out baby #2 was a baby boy! We obviously would have been happy with a girl, but finding out we would be blessed with a baby boy less than a year and a half after having a baby girl… we couldn’t believe it!

Lucille’s gender reveal party was so fun, but we wanted to do things differently this time. Peter wanted to see how they knew the sex of the baby and I thought it would be fun for just the two of us to find out together. And I was too lazy to throw another party, haha. But I still wanted to do something fun to let the world know about the baby that would be joining us. So we made Saint Patrick’s day scratch off tickets. Peter designed them and I turned them into scratch offs. It was really easy, I just followed the instructions in this video.

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We mailed these out to friends and family about a week before Saint Patrick’s Day and then made our social media announcement on the holiday. The funny thing about these scratch offs is we made them Irish/Saint Patrick’s day themed because of the upcoming holiday and because we’re of Irish descent. But we made them fully expecting that we were having a lassie, in which case the name we had picked out was Greek. But the boy name we had picked, Lennon Wallace, fits the theme of our scratch offs perfectly.

Warning: Don’t use glitter paint (as pictured above). I made some with glitter paint and some with regular paint. The glitter ones were nice to photograph, but they didn’t scratch well. They turned out to be more like peel off stickers.