Big Brother Shirts & Welcome Cakes

When you bring baby home from the hospital, big brother or sister may still have some misgivings. A sweet way to welcome baby into the family and make siblings happy is with a cake and some personalized baby gifts for all the little ones.

Here are some big brother shirts with coordinating personalized onesies and cakes.


Welcome a baby girl into the family with an aqua and peach cake, as well as a Playful Doodles Big Brother T shirt and coordinating “little” onesie. (Alabama Baby)


Boys will love an animal themed cake and a Merry Menagerie Big Brother T shirt with a matching “little” onesie. (Cake Theater)


Kiddos will love a cheery, colorful cake and a Taped Up Big Brother T shirt with matching “little” onesie to welcome baby home. (Cake Central)

We’ll share some big sister shirts and cakes next week.

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How Nursery Decor Color Affects Baby

Choosing a color for your baby’s nursery is often inspired by your favorite color or a particular theme you have in mind. And while we think a nursery should reflect your personal aesthetic and what makes you happy, it’s also a good idea to consider the impact your color choices may have on your baby.

This is not to say you can’t use certain hues, but you may want to use them in moderation or as accents.


Neutrals – While calming, neutrals like gray and brown can feel a little flat if not paired with an uplifting color. We love pairing neutrals with shades of aqua, orange, or yellow for a pretty, playful combo. (Shown: Vintage Circus and 1 to 10 personalized growth charts)


Brights- As much as we love bold, bright colors, for a nursery it’s all about balance. Primary colors offer needed stimulation for babies, but overstimulation can make a baby cranky so use in moderation like only painting one accent wall or choosing one boldly colored piece of furniture, then use white furniture or décor pieces to keep it feeling fresh and light. (Shown: All About Love and the Tealicious Name It personalized growth charts)


Pastels – Soothing pastels create a calm environment for baby, which is perfect for a good night’s sleep. For an ideal learning environment though, you may also want to use darker shades of pastels or a bright color here and there to enliven the space. (Shown: Doodle It Up and Sprinkled Flowers personalized growth charts)

For more information on the impact of different colors, check out the article here on Project Nursery.

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10 FREE Mini Cards with Personalized Baby Gifts

The holidays are upon us, which means all kinds of parties, showers, and get togethers. So in addition to buying a host of presents like personalized baby gifts, there’s also plenty of need for cards for thank yous, birthdays, congratulations, etc.

Of course we’re here to help with the cutest assortment of personalized baby gifts, but we’ve also got you covered when it comes to cards too! From Tuesday, October 21 through Sunday, November 2, we’re giving away a set of 10 free mini cards with any order of our shirts, including personalized onesies, 1st birthday shirts, big brother shirts, and big sister shirts, as well as décor, including personalized growth charts, alphabet posters, and photo posters.


These mini cards are perfect for an array of occasions and make ideal additions to any gift too. You’re welcome!


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Décor Challenge #4: 1 Personalized Growth Chart, 3 Rooms

For the fourth month now we’ve chosen one of our personalized growth charts – usually one that’s gender neutral – and shown how it can work in a range of nursery design styles. Since we’re almost to Halloween, our Monsterrific personalized growth chart is taking on the Décor Challenge this time and not only are we going to find three different rooms that it will look great in, not one of them will have a monster theme to show the versatility of this adorable personalized growth chart.


With a mix of hues and patterns, as well as fun wall art, this bold nursery makes a perfect setting for the equally vibrant Monsterrific personalized growth chart. (Project Nursery)


Eclectic with a mix of bright colors, the Monsterrifc personalized growth chart would fit right in to this mod nursery. (Spearmint Baby)


Simply designed, this nursery gets its pizzazz from pops of playfulness, like the orange zig zag rug and Dr. Seuss wall art. The Monsterrifc personalized growth chart would make add another touch of whimsy to the space. (Domino Magazine via DecorPad)

Let us know which room pairing is your favorite and which of our personalized growth charts should take on the Décor Challenge for November.

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Sneak Peek at Our New Big Sister Shirts & Big Brother Shirts

We’ve got some exciting news – our line of personalized baby gifts is about to expand! That’s right, we have some super cool new big sister tshirt and big brother t shirt designs, and even a few 1st birthday shirts, launching soon. Hillary, our awesome Creative Director, collaborated with two amazing calligraphers to create several new font-centric designs and you get a sneak peek. Actually, you’ll get two sneak peeks – one today and another one next week.

This week we’re highlighting the big brother shirts and big sister shirts we worked on with Kal Barteski of Incredible Things. Earlier this year we featured Kal’s work, which is a collection of inspiring prints created using her signature bold brushstrokes (see here). We’re big fans of her style and loved working with her so much we thought it would be fun to confab on some designs for our big brother shirts and big sister shirts.

Personalized_Shirts What do you think of these new big brother t shirt and big sister tshirt designs?

Be sure to check back next week when we offer a few more new big sister tshirt and big brother t shirt designs, as well as 1st birthday shirts, created in collaboration with Lindsay of Lindsay Letters.


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Owl Themed Baby Shower Ideas & Personalized Baby Gifts

Last week we highlighted some adorable owl accented nurseries with our personalized growth charts (here) and we’re still feeling the owl theme this week. This time we’re in the party mood and offering a range of décor ideas, as well as personalized baby gifts, all of which feature the adorably wise bird. So who who’s ready to get inspired?


Love the sweet, woodsy feel of the food/dessert station that creates a real focal point for this owl themed baby shower. (


So many awesome ideas for owl cakes! (Hudson Cakery; CakesWeBake; Cake Central; Creative Mommas)


And diaper cakes too! (Meagan Eats; One Artsy Mama; Baby Lifestyles; Baby Magazine)


Of course personalized baby gifts are always super thoughtful. Ideas include personalized onesies, growth charts and alphabet posters, and of course if this isn’t baby #1, a big sister tshirt or big brother t shirt that coordinates with a “little” onesie is especially sweet. (Shown: Flying Hoot and Playful Owls personalized onesies; Hoot Hoot and Woodland Fun personalized growth charts)

Whether you’re having a boy or a girl, we hope these owl themed baby shower décor ideas and personalized baby gifts offer a bit of inspiration.

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How-To Mark Personalized Growth Charts: Washi Tape

In the past we’ve offered a few different ideas on how to record milestones on personalized growth charts, like using stickers or colored pens. Want another fun idea? Washi tape!

Yes, we’ve shown a few ways to hang a signature paper personalized growth chart with this uber stylish Japanese decorative tape (see here), so of course it only makes sense to also use it as a creative way to mark your child’s height. Here are two cool ideas:

  • Choose Washi tape that either complements or contrasts your personalized growth chart to really make it pop.
  • Choose a different color or pattern of Washi tape for each year of your child’s life to compare growth spurts one year to the next.


How cute are these Washi tape tabs on our Hoot Hoot personalized growth chart?

Have you used Washi tape on your child’s personalized growth chart? Please let us know in the Comments section below or share a pic of it on Instagram or Facebook and tag us @PetiteLemon.

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Star Student Poster

If you’ve seen our FUN page or seen our birthday infographics on Instagram, you know we love designing fun freebies for your kids as much as we love designing our line of personalized baby gifts, big brother shirts, big sister shirts, 1st birthday shirts, etc. That’s why we’ve got another great downloadable design, this time for your school age kiddos.


Click here to download the poster which can be printed out into poster size at a local FedEx Office, Staples, local print shop, etc. for only a few dollars. Have fun filling it out with your superstar student to get them excited about school, their favorite subject and more.

Our darling model is wearing our personalized Superhero tee.

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Décor Trend: Arrows

Arrows are so hot in décor right now and we are seeing them everywhere. They look great in nurseries too, especially those decorated with the ever popular chevron patterns. After all, arrows create a feeling of motion and moving forward and that’s what babies are continually doing – sometimes much faster than we’d like!

Enjoy these artfully arrow-accented nurseries and the personalized growth charts we’d love to see hanging in them.


The cityscape in the Seek & Find My City personalized growth chart makes a nice colorful accent to this vintage travel themed nursery which features a super chic wooden arrow wall art piece above the crib. Love that there’s even a DIY tutorial for the wooden arrows here. (Cherished Bliss)


This colorfully eclectic nursery with a multi-hued arrow pillow is just pure fun and the Color Me personalized growth chart reflects that same feeling. (Little Umbrella)


We love the contrasts of bright blue against light aqua and modern and rustic arrows in this chic nursery and think the coloring of the Picture Me personalized growth chart nicely complements the room overall. (CoutureColorado)


The sophisticated gray and white arrow patterned fabrics act as a grounding neutral in this playfully decorated nursery. The equally whimsical Balloon Party personalized growth chart would make a great addition to the space. (Buy Modern Baby blog)

If you’re adding arrows into your nursery, what theme will you choose – modern, tribal, rustic, or eclectic – and which of our personalized growth charts would fit best with the décor?

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Friday Fun: Halloween Downloads

Our marvelously talented designer Muffin, who creates so many of our wonderful personalized baby gifts, has also made two DIYs that will get the kiddos in the spirit of Halloween – and keep them busy when chilly fall weather keeps them indoors! PetiteLemon_HalloweenMasks_v1

Click here to download a PDF of Halloween masks great for a quick and easy costume or for playing dress up any time. And how cute would these look with the Playful Owls Big Brother T shirt or Big Sister Tshirt or the Sweet Fox and Woodland Fun personalized onesies? PetiteLemon_HalloweenFaces_v1ai Click here to download a printable PDF of Halloween faces for lots of coloring fun. For extra entertainment, cut them out and tape or glue them to Popsicle sticks to make as puppets for a show or pierce with ornament hooks and dangle them around the house for a little DIY holiday décor. And if you’re planning to order anything from our line of personalized baby gifts, including décor, big sister shirts, big brother shirts, and 1st birthday shirts, for Halloween treats, be sure to order by Monday, October 20 for them to arrive by the 31st.

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