Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby shower gift

Once in a while I have a good idea.

While I did knit a few bibs for my niece's baby, I wanted to give her something else that would last longer and be useful for more than a year or two. I also wanted it to be from the entire family, and not from just me.

Knowing that my niece is a reader, and that she is very sentimental, I decided that we would give books to her baby. That way, both she and her husband could enjoy reading to the baby and the books would possibly be read for years. (I still have books I received when I was an infant and toddler.)

Each family member bought one or two books that were favorites. Then each person wrote inside the front cover a short note to the baby telling why that book was a favorite.

I hope the parents and baby enjoy the gifts. We had so much fun together as a family selecting books and talking about what to write to this little cousin/great-niece that I think it's an idea we'll use again when we have another family member baby on the way.

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Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I LOVE this idea... especially that each family member made a book selection and took time to inscribe them. And, you guys chose well, those are all favorites of ours. So often people give cute baby outfits which are fun but the joy of classic books never end.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love this!! I'm going to borrow it the next time I'm involved in hosting a baby shower! :-)

6:40 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

That's a great idea! I even see a couple of my favorites in there.

7:25 AM  
Blogger BubblesandMoney said...

fantastic idea. I love it that you gave books and that you each wrote in your favorites. What great treasures.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jennie C. said...

Ha! The Dutchess Bakes A Cake is a newish one for us, but we just love that hilarious little story!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Carol in Oregon said...

Perfect idea! Just perfect, Laura! I l-o-v-e it!

7:34 PM  
Blogger SmallWorld at Home said...

That is SUCH a great idea!! I'm going to need to remember that!

7:35 AM  

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