Posts Tagged ‘baby gifts’

Shower Invitations Made Easy

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

It looks like we’re going to be heading into another baby shower season very soon.  We have two sets of friends who are expecting their first child in the beginning of April.  (When did men start getting invited to these events anyway?)  I used to try to find a way out of these events but now I realize it’s a perfect time to catch up with good friends before they enter the world of new parenthood where they will disappear for a few months.

I remember the struggle of putting together invitations and gathering names and addresses for our invitations – email just won’t do for a well planned shower.  There are a lot of companies that now make this process a lot easier and one that I recently noticed is Scribetime.com.  They have a large selection of baby shower invitations and they provide a simple web interface for customization.

Another good site that I noticed for both birth announcements and baby shower invitations is InvitingSmiles.com.  They have a large variety of unique baby shower invitations and baby gifts.

And once you have you invitations in hand, don’t forget to sign up for our baby gift registry so you’ll be able to add baby bedding to your gift list.

Educational Toys

Monday, March 9th, 2009

From the very beginning, babies are learning about their environment and absorbing knowledge faster than we can really comprehend.  Even tiny infants with their limited eyesight stare in amazement at crib mobiles – especially those that have high contrast colors (such as black and white mobiles). 

When our daughter had her first birthday, I was surprised at the sheer number of educational toys that she received.  From farm animal puzzles to fun and inventive music creation toys to the Melissa and Doug alphabet art puzzle, today’s education toy choices are vast.

Sherri over at Little Smarties (www.littlesmarties.com) has a huge selection of educational toys for children and is worth a look when searching for a great baby gift.  They have very reasonable prices and offer a solid exchange policy as well.

John