Whether big or small, nothing feels better than celebrating life’s greatest accomplishments and sharing the news with loved ones, colleagues and friends. In fact, South Sudanese-British model and designer Alex Wek once said, “the most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.”
Indeed, whether you’re getting married, graduating from college or law school, or welcoming your first child, every milestone and success in life is worth celebrating. Apart from creating lasting memories, simply acknowledging and celebrating your accomplishments can help elevate and motivate your spirit to crush new and bigger goals.
Still, how do you best go about sharing your success stories with family and friends without sounding boastful? Here are three subtle ways to announce some of life’s greatest achievements.
1. Greeting Cards
Say you have some major life news to share with loved ones during the holiday season. Whether you’ve adopted a new pet, joined a weight-loss program and are seeing great results, or earned that coveted job promotion, you can announce it in a subtle yet profound way in a thoughtful photo Christmas card.
Choosing this method not only allows you to share your big news but also provides family and close friends with a keepsake of you that they can cherish for years to come. Just like you would for a birthday or anniversary, make sure to inscribe it with a thoughtful message; but this time, know that it’s all about you.
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2. Face-to-Face Communication
Instead of announcing your accomplishment through a greeting card, you can also communicate it in a face-to-face chat over drinks or dinner. If you prefer this method, organize a small meet-up with friends and family and let them in on some of your biggest wins and all that positive mojo happening in your life; after all, subtleness depends on your level of creativity.
For instance, if you want to announce your pregnancy, show up wearing a customized cloth with a caption relating to pregnancy. The choices are endless: You could also walk in cupping your belly to indicate your new bundle of joy is on the way. Or, if you’re surprising your parents and in-laws, gift them with T-shirts that say, “I’m going to be a grandma!” or “My grandchild is on the way!”
3. Social Media
Does it feel overwhelming to announce your accomplishment in person? Do you just want to keep things simple? If you answered yes, social media can be a better alternative. In fact, platforms like Facebook and Instagram offer a special and unique way to keep people in the know about some of life’s biggest milestones.
And since your close friends and relatives are likely on your friends list, all you need to do is update your status. For example, you can upload pictures of your new baby or change your relationship status to announce you and your boyfriend are now a couple or that you got engaged.
Of course, if you have news you only want to share with certain people, social media gives you the flexibility to do so. All you need to do is send a private group message to a select few people.
Don’t Let Opportunity Pass You By
Whether you’re getting married, graduating from high school or college, or adding a new member to your family, all that and more is worth celebrating, even if you decide to do so on a small scale. And if you want to keep things a surprise, use any of these subtle ways to share your life’s biggest news.