My wife is pregnant with our first child, and we want to find a unique and fun way to tell our parents.
In this answer, I am assuming this pregnancy will be seen as good news by your parents.
My sister announced her pregnancy at Christmas Time by simply adding a stocking to the mantel that said "baby (last name)" and then the due date. When we all got up in the morning, there it was hanging there with a few of the baby items they'd already purchased in preparation.
My Husband and I wrapped up "away" packages with things like a bib, a few diapers and the like as a "gift" to each set of parents for use when we and the baby visited. The packages contained a note that said, "for when I visit my grandparents. Love, baby (last name)"
Both ways seemed like they were really fun for my parents (although in both cases they had their guesses anyway - we're pretty close). The gift with the baby stuff in it confused my in-laws.
Some of my favourite suggestions I've seen:
- Send pictures of the wife barefoot in the kitchen. It's subtle enough that it might require some prodding to get the hint
- Since it's the Christmas season, get some Christmas cards targeted as being from a grandchild to grandparents (this works especially well for if it's near a birthday or Mother's/Father's Day as well)
A couple of suggestions:
What I did, inspired in a proffesional photographer's idea (I can't find it right now, but it's on internet): I grabbed my Reflex camera and started shooting photos in burst mode while my couple told them the new. The changes in their faces from stranged/worried to ultra happines is priceless.
I did it with all our relatives and friends. Now I'm making an album with the before/after pictures, so when my kid will grow up will see how happy got the people who are important for him/her when they first knew of her/him.
My sibling gave the news on Christmas season: hanged the pregnancy test from the christmas tree with a big red bow (so it would be noticeable).
On Christmas day, when all the family came to the house, "saw" the news.