Birth Announcements

This form should only be used for a paid birth announcement with photo. Please call
836-1199 to submit a free birth announcement.

NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline for the June 6 publication is noon on Friday, May 28.

NOTE: Deadline for all announcements is Monday at Noon prior to Sunday publication. All announcements must be approved and paid for prior to deadline.

PRICES: We offer four packages for your convenience:

BASIC - 1 column, $62.50
BRONZE - 1 column, $99.00
SILVER - 1 column, $119.00
GOLD - 2 columns, $249.00
PLATINUM - 3 columns, $349.00

*See Examples Below*

QUESTIONS? Call (417) 837-1990 or email:

* Indicates required information
**Please fill out ONLY the information you wish to have published in the announcement.
*Baby's Name: (First, Middle, Last)
*Sex: Boy  Girl
*Date of Birth:
City: State:
Father's Name:
Mother's Name:
City: State:
Maternal Grandparents:
City: State:
Paternal Grandparents:
City: State:
Additional Information:

Please feel free to personalize your announcement. You may write your own text below

Please feel free to expand your announcement. We now offer announcements with larger/multiple photo options. See the examples/pricing below (click on package choice to see details):

Please select your desired package (click on package choice to see examples):
• 1 column
• 1 photo
• Up to 50 words
• 1 column
• 1 photo
• Up to 150 words
• 1 column
• 1-2 photos
• Up to 200 words
• 2 columns
• 1-3 photos
• Unlimited text
• 3 columns
• 2-4 photos
• Unlimited text

Photos can be printed in color or black & white for the same price. The Springfield News-Leader suggests photos with good contrast for the best reproduction. Please note: A horizontal photo may appear bigger than a vertical photo because it will take up the full column width, however, both horizontal and vertical photos will have the same depth. The Springfield News-Leader crops photos to feature a headshot of the couple. Full-length photos can be printed in multi-column announcements.

How are you submitting the photo to accompany your announcement?
Mail: Springfield News-Leader, Attn: Celebrations Department, 651 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65806
(We can accept the following file types: jpeg, tif, pdf. A photo with at least 200 resolution will produce the best quality in the paper.)
In person
Not submitting photo to accompany announcement

Note: Please include the couple's name on the back of the photo

*Date of publication desired (Sundays only):    View CalendarView Calendar

A name, address and daytime phone of the person submitting the information is required for verification. You will be contacted within 1-3 business days.
*Phone: ()
*City: *State:

Credit Card Information
Note: This site uses Secure Commerce Transaction Encryption. Your credit card will not be charged until we have confirmed the text and price of the announcement with you.
Credit Card Type
Credit Card Number
Expiration Date
Name as it appears on the card:

Please enter the characters displayed in the image to the left

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires us to ask you the
following question. If you have any questions about COPPA, see our Terms of Service.
How old are you?
Under 13 13-17 18-34
35-49 50-64 65 or older

To contact us with questions, please call (417) 837-1990 or e-mail:
Announcement forms