December 23, 2016
Welcoming a newborn baby is without doubt the most wonderful and perfect gift any family could receive. Gifting an heirloom that can be cherished, kept and admired in the future is a lovely way to mark this special time.
An heirloom gift provides a newborn with a piece of their heritage for them to treasure and then pass to their future generations. And if you don’t have an heirloom tradition in your family, why not start one? It’s a lovely way of passing on family history and could resemble something a family member once owned.
A Christening gown is a wonderful and very traditional heirloom gift – a timeless piece for your newborn. Either worn by a previous family member or bought to pass on to future generations, a christening gown helps to represent the welcoming of a newborn to the family, surrounded by family and friends.
This was the case for young Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte, who were both Christened in a gown that had been worn by other members of the Royal Family, including their father Prince William.
Jewellery is the perfect and classic gift for any family member. But as a gift for a new born, a piece of jewellery can help to preserve tradition and memories, as well as offer a piece of heritage. Jewellery heirlooms are lovely because they can also be engraved, either from previous generations or to celebrate the birth of your new arrival.
Special for the entire family, a photo album is the perfect sentimental gift for a newborn. Fill it with old photos of family members before your new addition was born, and they can cherish and reminisce in these memories with their own families. You can also fill the photo album of photos of your newborn and keep it updated throughout their life, which could pass on a tradition for years to come.
Either from previous family memories, or if you decide to begin one with your newborn, a memory box is a beautiful way of presenting memories to your new arrival when they are older. You will be able to preserve first shoes, toys and many others things.
You can also use them to present other heirloom gifts including jewellery and photos. And it can then be continued throughout your newborn’s life including further photos of memories or gifts they would like to give to their children.
China gifts are a more unusual choice, but can be a beautiful heirloom for newborns to cherish in the future. Whether it is a family heirloom or something for them to treasure throughout their life, a china ornament or plate is something that they can value with age. It can help represent a glimpse of their heritage or history from previous family members, or something that they can then pass on to their children.
Buying for a newborn can often be difficult, as usually family members or friends buy similar presents. But giving your new addition a classic heirloom can help to either begin or continue a tradition within the family. They can also add a sentimental value to the presents given, representing their heritage and history, rather than the value of the gift.
September 11, 2018
Many celebrities and bloggers currently blank out their children's faces in online snaps as a way of protecting their identity. And whilst we can get onboard this idea thanks to the many emojis available to us, we also still want to share precious pictures of our tots with family and friends around the world.
So with this in mind we’ve revealed the apps that you can use to share pictures of your baby with only a specially selected few. Not only helping you to limit your time on social media, and reduce the new baby spam, but also helping you to keep your private life - private.
August 21, 2018
Instagram is the perfect place to find inspiration on any topic. Whether you’re seeking ways to style your bubba, new places to explore as a family or find the perfect ‘not-so-mummsy’ outfit. Just a quick scroll through a good feed and you can soon find something to inspire you.
With this in mind, we thought we’d share with you the Instagram accounts of some glam mum’s who continually inspire us with their picture-perfect moments. Keep your credit card on lockdown as these ladies will have you booking exotic holidays and splurging on the latest tea dress in no-time.
August 09, 2018
The arrival of a new baby can help to spur an array of keepsake items that will help you to remember those special days for a lifetime.
While there are many traditional keepsakes here in the UK, you may wish to start a new tradition of your own. After all, new keepsakes may mean more to you or signify your family in a far more personal way than traditional items such as christening gown.
Therefore, if you’ve been trying to think of some new ways to remember your little one’s arrival into the world, we’ve shared a handful of the keepsakes which are revered around the world.
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