Hello friends! During this behind the product post I'm taking you for an in depth tour around my beloved baby milestone cards! The set includes a card for each month, perfect for baby's monthly photo opt, plus extra cards for special achievements in your baby's development and a few that you can write in your own precious memories!
Did you know; these cards were one of the first products I offered when I first opened my business as a lonely card and stationery storefront on Etsy. Although my Etsy still lives, it is nothing like the storefront I created back when I thought I just wanted to make cards, the baby milestone cards listing is the only listing that actually remains from that very first opening!
Once I had the idea of creating a baby milestone card I started sketching out floral designs that I would then use to create the floral bouquets that make up the fronts of the cards. Each bouquet is made up of a combination of individual floral pieces that I sketched, scanned and digitized for smooth lines with a subtle inky consistency to still give the florals a hand drawn look and feel.
One of the most important aspects to my work is that in the end it still looks hand drawn or hand written. I just love the variances in thicks and thins and the bumps that come with natural handwriting and drawing. I go gaga for all that luscious texture!
Once I had enough sketches I scanned all of them in and picked the ones I loved the most to build all the bouquets. This was a tedious process of digitizing the selected illustrations and then having fun building the bouquets. My favorite part was once I got to adding color! It was so hard to decide on the pallets I loved the most but I knew I wanted them to be a little "girly" in nature. But it was so important that the color pallets remained timeless.
Next step in my process was the calligraphy. I wrote out the "month(s) old" text in a fun and quirky style that played well with the illustrations and continued the same style for the numbers. Once these were scanned in and put through the same digitization process of the floral scans I put everything together into each of the monthly cards.
I absolutely adore how these final cards turned out. Each set is printed on a high quality thick cotton paper and package in a clear archival box, making them perfect herilooms to hold onto and treasure. I've even seen parents write in the details of their child's growth on the back of the cards such as favorite foods, words said, height and weight and any other traits that they want to remember!
Overall there are 9 unique bouquet designs repeated throughout the set! Months 1-12 are included along with 4 unique milestones and 4 fill in the blank cards where you can document any of your child's achievements you want to commemorate with a fun photo.
Baby milestone's make a great gift for a mommy to be! What a lovely gift to help a new mom prepare to document each of the treasured moments and stages of her new baby's development! Something she can look forward to doing each month!
Best part is milestone cards are always stocked and ready to ship so you can have them promptly!
Not quite digging the florals and want something custom made just for you and your baby or as a gift for a new mom? I'd love to chat with you about creating your own personalized set of cards!
I hope y'all enjoyed this little behind the product segment! I look forward to bringing more of these to the blog in the future.