How to congratulate someone on their baby in German

This year I turned 30. Now you might think, “Big deal.” If you’re at this age or around it though you surely have noticed many of your friends are getting married or have already gotten married and are starting families. Families of course mean children. as one of Zurich’s most eligible bachelors I’m not in that category, but many of my friends, acquaintances and students are. This means that should be sending out far more cards than I am.

Now even though you can buy plenty of English cards to congratulate people at the office or friends and family on their new child in Zurich, a German card is often nicer for German speakers. Or maybe your in-laws are German speakers and you want to send them a card from wherever it is that you live in German or at least with a little German wish. So with that in mind, here are a few things you can say. I think you’ll find one of them very funny, if you were to translate it directly into English.

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