Let's get a lil bit personal this Valentine's Day. Sure, superhero and "Good Luck Charley" Valentine's Day cards are fun and recognizable for tots, but there's nothing like a card with a photo of your child smiling widely at their classmates to share their sentiments. From cute to sappy, we've found nine photo Valentine's Day cards that will make quite an impression on the sweetest day of the year.
If you don't know the name Laura Ching, you most certainly know her work. The cofounder of Tiny Prints has almost single-handedly changed the way moms (and moms-to-be) order birth announcements and holiday cards. As a paper lover myself — my mom owned a stationery store when I was little — I can't help but love the way Laura has introduced modern design concepts to the world of baby paper goods.
The mom-of-two's melding of contemporary design to traditional letter-writing certainly extends to her life outside the office, too. Just look at what's on her wish list this holiday season — everything from an elegant French crepe cake to a family trip to the 2013 Rose Bowl to ultramodern (and fun) designer sneakers.
Your newborn is so stinkin' cute you could scream, but you'll probably have to settle for a mailed announcement instead. Look on the bright side — it's loads more efficient and with all of the adorable and affordable options, it's a no brainer.
Trusted oldies like Tiny Prints are still making a variety of fab prints though they've got competition with new houses churning out precious patterns for wee ones. Check all of them out in the gallery below.
It amazes me that Rachael Ray isn't a mother because her 30-minute-meals are often lifesavers for over tasked mommies. Embarking on a new frontier, the talented kitchen cook has teamed up with the omnipresent Tiny Prints to create a line of "yum-o" holiday and food inspired announcements.
Holidays mean spending time with family, friends and what else? Food! Snowflakes made out of spoons and forks adorn photo greeting cards and are accompanied with phrases like, "Peace. Love. Food." Or, forgo the photos for wreath and snowman adorned folded cards that have a special treat inside — a printed recipe! Tell your friends how much you care about them with a recipe for Ladybug Pizzas or Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Dip.
Feel good purchasing the "yum-o!" cards as a portion of the proceeds will support yum-o!'s mission to empower kids to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The creativity, costumes, and candy get me all riled up for a ghoulish good time. Adding to my freaky fetish is Tiny Prints! The fabulous printmakers are showcasing a fresh line of Halloween invitations that will make any guest-to-be scream with joy!
Tots born during the spooky season who like to celebrate it with a costume-theme party can choose from pumpkins, black cats, and other haunted icons for fabulous invites or announcements
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Two of our favorite companies are collaborating on a fabulous new project. Dwell Studio, the textile company known for their fun designs, and Tiny Prints, the creator of announcements and party invitations, have partnered to create a new line of mod stationery items that have me drooling.
The line includes birth announcements, invitations and thank-you notes featuring fanciful designs such as gardens, animals on parade and airplanes all set against contemporary backgrounds. Available through Tiny Prints, the new designs may have you wishing for an early arrival in order to put these beauties in the mail.
Mommies–to–be can upload a picture of their ultrasound, their burgeoning belly or use a simple template on one of many pregnancy story cards.
One of the first steps in planning a baby shower is to create a guest list.
It's usually a safe bet to ask the guest of honor for a list of people she would like to invite, but in sticking with "Good Things Come in Small Packages" theme, an intimate group of family and closest friends works well for this one.
To see what else we recommend for a "small" shower, read more
If you haven't taken photos of your lil one for your holiday cards, it's not too late! Dress your darling, click away with your camera and load your pictures onto your computer.
Tiny Prints has a variety of beautiful designs. Once you decide on a card, personalize it with your name, a message, and photo. Then place your order, but do it soon because there's only four days left for holiday shipping!
And added bonus, Tiny Prints is offering free expedited shipping for a limited time.