Gifts Sisters Will Love

Last week we offered a gift guide for brothers featuring custom sets created using our big brother shirts (here), so this week we have ideas for sisters using our big sister shirts.

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One of the best ways to get kids excited about becoming a big sibling is to put the emphasis on them being “big.” Creating a gift set with big sister shirts and personalized growth charts is an ideal way to show them just how big they really are.

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New sisters love to help, so create a package with baby items they can safely and easily use themselves, as well as to care for their new little brother or sister, like baby lotion, a soft bristled hairbrush, and a bib, along with a big sister tshirt and coordinating onesie.

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There’s no question that most girls are pretty obsessed with the movie Frozen but if you want to avoid too many princess-themed gifts, keep the focus on the snow element and the unbreakable bond between sisters Elsa and Anna by turning the Snowy Name tee into a big sister tshirt with a custom saying.

Want some additional big sister gifts? Check out our previous post here.

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What We Love Right Now:  Hanna Anderson

While reading our friend Cat’s blog, Thrifty Littles, we were introduced to the amazing new home collection from Hanna Anderson and fell in love! As designers of personalized baby gifts, we’re big fans of anyone who creates stylish, yet very age appropriate designs for kids and Hanna Anderson has that in spades.

We perused her site and picked some of our favorite pieces that we would love to have in one of our kiddos’ rooms, along with personalized growth charts that would complement the design aesthetic.

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We love the contrasts of black and white with hard and soft lines, so we would be in design heaven in a room that paired the Organic Cotton Graphic Basket and Lambskin Throw Rug with the Design for Minikind personalized growth chart.

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We totally heart the Reversible Hearts Aflutter Quilt and HannaSoft Waves Sheet Set and would love to have them in a super sweet girl’s room with All About Love personalized growth chart.

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A room with the Reversible Port Town Quilt and Organic Cotton Grid Basket, as well as the My City personalized growth chart would definitely inspire big city dreams.

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The Cable Knit Throw and Nordic Reindeer Wall Trophy, along with the Woodland Fun personalized growth chart, would create the perfectly warm, woodsy and whimsical room.

Oh there are just so many wonderful pieces to create gorgeous kids’ rooms using Hanna Anderson bedding and accessories. The big challenge is narrowing down only one look! It almost makes us want to have more kids just to decorate their rooms with these pieces and our personalized growth charts.

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Ways to Make Baby’s 1st Holiday Special

Thanksgiving is this week, which means the countdown to Christmas and Hanukkah is officially on! And if you have a new baby to celebrate the holidays with, it’s an even more exciting time and one you really want to make extra special.

We’ve come up with some ideas that will make baby’s first holiday a truly memorable one by utilizing a mixture of personalized baby gifts, events, photo opportunities, and DIYs.

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Holiday-themed personalized onesies and tees are an ideal gift. Of course, you may not want to wait to unwrap these personalized baby gifts and instead give them to your wee one at the beginning of December so they can wear them throughout the month for various photo opportunities. (Shown: My First Christmas and Shine Bright personalized onesies)

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Start an ornament collection for baby that can be added to each year and don’t forget a personalized stocking. We adore this DIY photo ornament we found on Better Homes & Gardens.

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Plan a family photo shoot with baby and be sure to take a range of pictures – baby alone, with one parent, with both parents, with siblings, with grandparents, the whole family, etc.  This is a great time to have kiddos wear their coordinating big brother shirts and big sister shirts for a sweet cohesive look. Want some additional ideas for props? Check out this post on Babble here.

Attend community events, like tree lighting ceremonies, lighted boat parades, etc. Seeing their eyes light up will make these events feel even more special.

Sing holiday themed songs and read your favorite holiday stories.

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Take the requisite photo of baby sitting on Santa’s lap and don’t feel too bad if baby isn’t exactly thrilled. It’s a real memory maker either way. (Image courtesy of SF Gate.com)

And finally, in our opinion, no one is too young to enjoy an advent calendar!

We hope these personalized baby gifts, events, photo opportunities, and DIYs help you make baby’s first holidays the best ever!

P.S. Did you know we’re giving away a free 8×10 non-personalized alphabet poster with your purchase of personalized growth chart, big sister tshirt, big brother t shirt, holiday tee, and even our 1st birthday shirts until Nov. 30.

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Real Life Décor Dilemma + A Giveaway

Jenny recently joined the Petite Lemon family and in just a few short weeks will expand her own family with the addition of a baby boy. While counting down the minutes to this exciting new adventure, Jenny is in the nesting phase and putting together the nursery. She has some decisions to make though and is hoping our fab community of readers can help her out.

Jenny has decided on the bedding and wants to build the rest of the room’s design around it. Isn’t this bedding pattern from Fingers & Toes on Etsy absolutely adorable?

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All the furniture in the room is white so Jenny would like a paint color to accent it and the bedding, but not overtake it. She can’t decide between grey and navy for the walls. Which should she choose and in which of these shades?

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Of course she has to have a personalized growth chart and alphabet poster in baby’s room!  Which of these personalized growth charts should she go with the, Animal Crackers in Orange & Charcoal, Perfect Pennant in Navy, or Zoo Friends in Teal & Lime? And for the alphabet poster – All Mixed Up in Deep Blue or Zoo Friends in Blue?

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Please let us know in the comments your pick of paint color, personalized growth chart and alphabet poster and you’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card to Fingers & Toes!

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Gifts Brothers Will Love

We design personalized baby gifts because your kiddos are unique, so we think their presents should be too. And since creating a custom gift set is especially thoughtful, we love the idea of pairing a small present along with a complementary big brother t shirt for all the bros on your holiday list, including those about to become a brother or just became one.

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A hand knit beanie and a baseball sleeve big brother t shirt will keep little dudes warm and cozy all winter long. (Shown: Double Trouble Big Brother T shirt and Little Brother Tshirt)

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For boys about to welcome a sibling, a big brother t shirt and a book about how cool it is to be a “big” will set a positive tone and get him excited about his new role in the family.

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Recently had baby #2, #3, etc? A big brother t shirt and one of our personalized onesies for “littles” is ideal for establishing the bond between new siblings.

Want some more ideas? Check out a post on big brother gifts we wrote earlier this year here.

Next week we’ll offer custom gift set ideas with big sister tshirt designs, so be sure to check back if you’ve got a big sis on your list.

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5 Travel themed Personalized Baby Gifts

Last week we featured an outer space themed gift guide and since we’re on a bit of a travel kick, this week we’ve chosen some traveled themed personalized baby gifts in time for your holiday shopping needs!

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  1. My Town, My City, and On the Go personalized growth charts
  2. Stamped Delight and Beep Beep personalized onesies
  3. Photo Paint Stripes Lunch Bag (Shutterfly)
  4. Personalized Kids First Vacation Aluminum Luggage Tag (Black Dog Engraving on Etsy)
  5. Kreechur Fantasy Kingdom Personalized Map (Kidlandia)

We hope these travel themed personalized baby gifts will inspire your wee ones to be worldly ones.

And don’t forget, until November 23 enter coupon code Merry15 at checkout to save 15% off your choice of personalized growth charts and décor, as well as big brother and big sister shirts, holiday themed personalized onesies and tees, and more.

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Décor Challenge #5: 1 Personalized Growth Chart, 3 Rooms

Time for our monthly décor challenge where we take one personalized growth chart and find three very differently designed rooms that it goes with. We love doing this to show the versatility of each design and because it’s just fun finding great nursery designs!

Since the holidays are such a busy travel time, we’ve chosen the transportation themed On the Go personalized growth chart. And because this is a challenge, you won’t find any vehicle themed nurseries either – that would be too easy!

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The globe and paper umbrella add a few pops of color and a sense of adventure to this adorable nursery, and the On the Go personalized growth chart would easily follow suit with the overall design. (Adore Magazine via Decorpad)

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How cute is that white fluffy cloud mobile against the light blue wall in this darling nursery? It reminds us of the beautiful cloud-filled sky backdrop of our On the Go personalized growth chart and all of the wonderful places a child can dream to go. (Project Nursery)

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There’s a lot of bold red in this nursery, so we think a light blue personalized growth chart with little red highlights, like the On the Go, would make an ideal accent. (Baby Lifestyles)

What do you think about this month’s Décor challenge? Which of our personalized growth charts should we feature next?

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Personalized Baby Gifts Sale

Have you started your holiday shopping list and checking it twice? If so and you’ve got little ones to buy for, we’re sure you’ll like this early gift – we’re offering 15% off our entire site. Yep, all of our personalized baby gifts – including décor, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, holiday tees and onesies, and 1st birthday shirts – are on sale from today through Sunday, November 23.

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To save 15% off your choice of personalized growth charts, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, 1st birthday shirts, and more, just enter coupon code Merry15 at checkout.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

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Frozen Theme Baby Shower or Birthday

If you or your little ones are constantly singing “Let It Go” or “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” then a Frozen themed baby shower or birthday party is a perfect choice, especially during the upcoming winter months.

There’s no shortage of ideas online, but we’ve gathered some party inspiration for décor for showers and birthdays, as well as personalized baby gifts ideal for a Frozen theme.

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Catch My Party blog offers seven different ideas for a Frozen party, including this gorgeous blue and white snowflake themed dessert table.

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We are in LOVE with Olaf and this adorable Build A Snow Man cookies which are as much a genius birthday party activity as a sweet takeaway shower favor. PopSugar shared this idea along with other adorable ones for a snowman-centric party.

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Signage is a cute way to pull together a theme, like these adorable Frozen-themed ones for a 1st birthday party on Hostess with the Mostess.

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Giving personalized baby gifts in shades of icy blues keep on theme without being too “theme-y” and will be relevant as kiddos continually change their mind about their favorite things. It’s also a good color choice for those wearing 1st birthday shirts to their Frozen parties. (Shown: Perfect Pennant personalized growth chart in Sky Blue; Foxy Fox and Chic Chevron 1st birthday shirts; Modern Name and Graphic Fun personalized onesies)

Of course some may want their personalized baby gifts to be more inspired by the movie so the Snowy Name tee can be personalized with song lyrics or movie lines and big Sven fans will love the Rudolph photo tee.

Did these décor ideas and personalized baby gifts get you in the mood to Let It Go with a Frozen themed shower or birthday party?

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Introducing Our New Big Sister Shirts, Big Brother Tshirts & More

It’s been a busy year for us! We expanded the length of our personalized growth charts by a full 6”, welcomed new team members and new babies into our Petite Lemon family, and collaborated with some amazing bloggers and creative mamas to make our line of personalized baby gifts even better. And speaking of collaborations, we recently shared a sneak peek of a few designs from our new collection of big brother shirts, big sister shirts, and 1st birthday shirts. Well, wait no longer, we are unveiling the whole collection here now before they launch on our site just in time for the holidays.

Here are the personalized onesies, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, and 1st birthday shirts created in collaboration with Lindsay of Lindsay Letters:

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The Delightful Lettering Big Brother T shirt comes in Red or Blue and offers a “Bigger” as well as a “Little” bro option, while the Delightful Lettering Big Sister Tshirt comes in Candy, Hot Pink, Red, and Teal in Big, Bigger, and Little options. Both of the big brother T shirt and big sister Tshirt designs also come in a multi-hued Primary style.

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There are also two new adorable designs of personalized onesies and tees, the Little Sunshine which comes in Grey, Yellow, and Raspberry, and the Loved Beyond Measure which is offered in ombre shades of blue/green and pink/purple.

The Cupcake Cheer birthday shirts come in Pink, Blue or Yellow/Grey, and the Birthday Scribbles comes in Black, Blue, Purple or Pink.

And here are the big sister shirts and big brother shirts created in collaboration with Kal Barteski:

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The Bold & Bright Big Brother T shirt comes in Black, Red, and Blue and the Bold & Bright Big Sister Tshirt comes in Black, Pink, Purple, and Red.

What do you think about these new personalized onesies, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, and 1st birthday shirts? What types of designs would you like to see next for our personalized growth charts, tees, and onesies?

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