A couple of weekends ago, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a colleague’s baby shower. She’s due only a couple of weeks after me (but at this rate, her baby will be here before Pickle!) and it’s been really special to be able to go through our pregnancy journeys together. In fact, I think I’d have driven myself (even more) insane without her. The baby shower was a glorious buffet-filled sunshine-y affair with a hand-drawn bib competition and guess the celebrity baby quiz (I was awful) and I was super pleased to have made her a little handmade gift to mark the occasion: a set of baby milestone cards.
Baby milestone cards are a set of little cards that chart your baby’s age and significant achievements. The idea is that you can take a photo with your baby when they reach these milestones as a way to remember the special moments! I’ve seen quite a few friends on Facebook use these and I’ve always thought it’s a nice way to chart your baby’s progress. I’d seen a lovely set on Amazon but the only problem was… I hadn’t left myself enough time to order them. And I wasn’t entirely sure if I’d be able to pick up a set from a normal shop.
I was about to shake off the idea and pop to the shops in order to buy a little something when I realised I could just make my own! That’s the luxury of being on maternity leave, surely… you have the time to do these things.
I grabbed some leftover A6 card from when we made our wedding invitations last year and quickly set about finding a template I could quickly use online to help me speed up the process. There were several websites offering free downloadable and printable templates but none as beautiful as the set on offer from Sarah Halstead. I instantly loved the simple, black and white design that I knew would work well on my brown card. Amazing!
After a little bit of printing, cutting and sticking…. I had a set of 24 cards ready to go. I used some washi tape I’d bought as part of my recent Bullet Journal addiction to stick on the top to add a pop of colour. I was hoping it’d look like the tape was whimsically holding the milestone in place.
Et voila! Baby milestone cards all done. I wrapped them nicely with string, ribbon and tissue paper for my friend, feeling quite envious and secretly wanting to keep them for myself. I hope she liked them!
The good news is, I’ve now made another set for myself (well, for Pickle) and a spare set to giveaway to one of you fine lot! So if you or someone you know is in the market for charting some baby milestones, please do enter the free giveaway below and be in with a chance of having a gorgeous set of your own drop onto your doorstep soon.
Win a set of Handmade Baby Milestone Cards