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    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

    Monday, May 30th, 2011

    Memorial Day weekend has arrived and with it the start of SUMMER! So break out your red, white and blue and let’s celebrate.

    This shirt is perfect for all of the Patriotic Holidays such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Your child can wear this shirt year round to show off his/her red, white and blue pride. This logo is printed on a 100% cotton white classic tee. Logo available in many color choices. This is the perfect personalized shirt for your child to announce his birth order. Pick one up today, so you will be ready for the next holiday!

    Once your patriotic wear is on, then head out to the parade. Bring the memories home again with this “Animal Parade” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Steve Haskamp. It depicts the vibrance in the celebrations in a jungle; a perfect addition for your little animal lover’s room. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is stretched over wood bars, glass-free, and comes ready to hang! No framing is required. This is the ideal surface for kids’ rooms as there is no glass to break! Artwork is finished on all sides and comes with a wire hanger for wall mounting. It can easily be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a great gift idea. Designed by artist Steve Haskamp and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back. The celebration can last all year long.

    If the beach is more your style, then grab your pail and shovel for some sunny fun. The Down at the Shore sleigh crib by Sweet Beginnings features beautifully detailed hand painted beach scene that will make the fun of the season never ending. The design is colorful and sweet and will enhance any decor. Handpainted and made from fine wood, the crib is available in many colors so that you can truly customize the piece to match any child’s room or decor. There are three mattress height settings. Perfect for your boys and girls, this crib is sure to be enjoyed for generations to come.

    And make sure to remember it all via the pictures you take.  As the day fades, while you reflect on the beauty of the stars and stripes that represent the best in our land, pay homage to the memory of those that have made it so great. Keep those memories alive with a picture. And for that, the stars picture frame is perfect for showcasing your favorite photo anywhere in the home. It has a bright and cheerful look with hand painted stars and small dots and a coordinating trim around the frame edge. Make yours just the way you like it by choosing from the two color options and personalizing it with name, monogram and/or date. Everyone is sure to enjoy this delightful and decorative frame!

    More Gifts For New Babies

    Friday, May 13th, 2011

    There are so many great baby gifts at Babybox.com, that we just had to share a few more must-haves for the new babies in your world.

    Like this personalized car bib gift set. The personalized car bib set is an adorable gift. The bib can be personalized with the baby’s name or initial and you can choose your own font style and thread color. Perfect for baby showers, birthdays, baby’s arrival, christenings and all other special occasions.

    Here we have the Vintage Circus Personalized Diaper Changing Pad. It is an elegant interpretation of the standard diaper changing pad is made with durable fabrics that will hold up well to all the unmentionables and repeated machine washing. It is perfect for the mom on the go! This pad is lightweight and fits well over universal changing stations, in bathrooms and atop your standard changing station at home. The layer technique used in its construction helps prevent the pad from slipping around on hard wood floors. While more expensive than plastic changing pads, this version will last until your child is potty trained -it is the ONLY diaper changing pad you will need.

    Don’t forget the booties! Emile et Rose creates the perfect gift set for a new born baby. This ivory hat and bootie set packaged in a beautiful box is a wonderful way to welcome someone special into the world. The finishing packaging – wrapped in tissue, boxed and fastened with Emile et Rose ribbon and their special gift tag – gives, in one purchase, a perfectly wrapped co-ordinated outfit which can be given in total confidence. Even the little accessories come with their own tiny gift box and tag and the unmistakable stamp of quality of Emile et Rose.

    Baby has got to have a blankie to go home in too, so why not think about getting the new baby one of these beautiful blankets? This luxurious baby receiving blanket with flanged edge is made from the finest organic cotton sherpa. This blanket is over-the-top elegant. This is by far one of the softest blankets we have found. The underside of the blanket can be ordered in two different fabrics; organic cotton sherpa or organic cotton fleece – both are heavenly. The top half is made with your choice of fabric options including: Dupioni Silk, Laundered Linen, Swiss Italian cotton and Seersucker.

    We have thousands of gift ideas for babies at our store and this is just a small taste of them. Why not come check out Babybox.com today and see what we have in store for you. You will not be disappointed!

    Gifts for New Babies

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

    Watching all the birds sitting on their nests has me in mind of babies today. I love the Springtime for its sense of renewal that it brings! And it is no surprise that we love babies at Babybox.com. So let’s celebrate babies today with a few ideas for what to give to some of the new arrivals to the world.

    Give the gift of a baby gift basket and make any new mom or dad very happy. For that reason, we have put together a collection of some wonderful baby items and placed them all together in a canvas crate than can be personalized with a baby’s first name or classic “baby”. Not only will the contents be a welcome surprise to any new or expectant mom, but the canvas crate can be used again and again. This sturdy stainless steel frame is covered with canvas and is perfect for toys, book or just about anything.

    This 100% cotton baby layette set is a wonderful present for a new baby – an instant wardrobe in one box. These baby essentials are made with the world’s softest cotton and carry an adorable pink dot print throughout. You can never have enough baby onesies and we have conveniently included three sizes within each set for growing babies. A matching beanie hat, bib and cotton receiving blanket complete this set.

    Our luxurious baby play mat in white is made with micro-suede fabric and generously padded for soft landings and sound napping. The play mat is designed to avoid fabric bunching beneath the baby’s face during “tummy time,” making it a perfect lounge spot for infants and pre-crawlers. Choose from various embroidery colors and monogram style of your choice. The play mat measures approximately 36 x 56 inches. It makes a great nap map for a toddler and it also fits as a perfect overlay to protect sumptuous crib-size or toddler bedding. Each mat comes with a cinch-tie bag for toting on the go. Machine wash gentle cycle, tumble dry low (baby tested for stain resistance to general baby drool, spit-up and the like… washes up like new).

    There are few gifts as timeless and classic as a silver baby cup. This is the perfect gift to celebrate a new baby or christening. This sterling cup has an adorable bear at the center and can be personalized as well for an additional fee. This cup will become a family keepsake and be cherished for years to come.

    One last thing that every new baby needs is their very own stuffed animal. This friendly, cuddly, easy-to catch monkey is hard to put down. Full of endearing character, and infinitely poseable, he will soon become your best friend. He is made of a soft cuddly polyester and enhanced with a partially bean filled body. Perfect for your brand new monkey to the family.

    Ahh, we love babies! Celebrate the new ones in your life today.

    Back to Work Momma

    Monday, May 9th, 2011

    Mother’s Day is over for another year. Back to work! groan…

    Maybe we can help make your day a little easier with some great organizing  pieces to save you a little time and effort over the course of your day.

    Why not make your clean-up time a little easier with this toy storage by oeuf. This is one of the best toy storage systems we have found and a nice change from the common plastic brightly colored designs available these days. This design is an innovative storage system designed to make organization as easy as 1, 2, 3. The 3 tiers of storage bins are ideal for toys and books. With the option for the bins to be positioned flat or tilted, the resulting easy access makes clean-up a breeze. Even your children will want to pitch in and help! The bin dividers are removable so you can store a multitude of items of varying sizes – from the smallest Lego pieces to oversized puzzles and everything in between. Available in birch and walnut finishes, with a white frame.

    Here is another great toy storage container to think about. This Lulla Smith Toy Bag is part of the luxurious crib bedding collection from this noted designer. The toy bag may be custom ordered in any fabric of your choice. It is available in Dupioni Silk and in any fabrics from the Lulla Smith Collection. It is a great place to put toys and a great accent for your nursery. No more searching for those favorite stuffies at bedtime!

    Perhaps by the end of the day, you are just out of steam though. That is when you can take advantage of this beautiful addition to your home. You can hide whatever didn’t get done, or put away from the day before! Or not. REally though, this typical English Cottage Screen with three panel screens is an inimitable way to divide one living space into two, without totally screening them apart crafted by Seabrook Classics. It has great outlook that is fit for every type of room decor by giving an energetic and lively touch to the place. This screen has very intricate wooden work that makes it a demanding creation in international market with its uniqueness and perfection.

    So relax, let the day go and give yourself that little bit of me time at the end of the day. I don’t care if Mother’s Day is over, you still deserve it!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Friday, May 6th, 2011

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mommies out there who deserve recognition for all that you do.

    We allow our bodies to be stretched and kicked while our babies are in utero and again when our little angels come into the world. We shelter and nourish our children. We support and encourage all that they do. When bumps and scrapes occur, we hug and kiss those tears away while applying those magic bandages that make it all better. Mothers let our babies step into the world, testing,  learning and growing, but also stay close enough to be there for security and encouragement along the way.

    We all come from mothers and they all deserve a little extra love this weekend. Babybox.com has a few ideas of what you can do to show your mother that you love and appreciate all that she does. Why not get one of gifts for her?

    Wrap Mom up in this cozy chic hoodie by Barefoot Dreams. It is a must have for any mother’s wardrobe. You may even want more than one once you feel one; one for home…one for travel…and one for work…you’ll never run out of excuses to wear it. This hoodie is available in 5 striking shades. These fitted, fashion conscious zip-up’s are made of famous BambooChic® making them just as irresistible as our Barefoot Dreams robes. This is sure to keep you cozy and warm all year long.

    You know that Mom will always be available for you, no matter where you are. If that means that she is a phone call away, why not make sure her cell phone is pretty and safe from harm? Protect her phone while adding personalization! These new cell phone cases from Clairebella will fit your iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4, Blackberry Bold 9700 and Blackberry Curve 8520. Choose from 12 patterns and 13 accent/font colors. Only monograms will be available on these, but boy, will your phone look fantastic! These cases are made by case-mate and will follow their warranty.

    Select your case pattern, the font color, the monogram background color, and font style. Keep in mind that the Times NR is uppercase letters only and will all be the same size. It will read first, middle and then last initial and would be a great look for a men’s case (so keep that in mind for Father’s Day!). For the Script or Monogram fonts, the middle letter is larger than the two letters on the sides. It will read first, last and then middle or maiden initial. The Script is traditionally a feminine font and the Monogram font could certainly be used for a man or woman. You are the designer, let your imagination work!

    This Amanda Necklace will be certain to bring her a smile as well. Shiny hammered rings link earthy shades of dyed white jade, coffee glass, gold sand glass, brown mother-of-pearl, and resin beads. Adjustable length. Wear long, or tie short with ribbon. Everyone will comment on her unique jewelry when she wears it and you can be proud to say that it came from you.

    Wrap it all up with recycled personalized gift wrap – louisville. This beautiful letterpress personalized “Louisville” gift wrap is recycled and recyclable. This Eco friendly wrapping paper is the perfect way to gift wrap holiday gifts, birthday gifts and baby shower gifts. It is different from others as a unique nine step stamping process is used to produce each roll.

    So now you can show how special the gift receiver is by personalizing this gift wrap. Choose your lettering style, imprint color and wording and we will create something special for you or your recipient.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Cinco de Mayo

    Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

    Pack your bags and get ready to go. We are off to Mexico today for Cinco de Mayo!

    The fifth of May celebrates the Mexican victory over French troops in the Battle of Pueblo on May 5th 1862. While not necessarily a long-range victory, as France came back to defeat Mexican troops a year later, the battle had significant merit for its morale boosting results. France’s 8000 strong army was defeated by a mere 4000 Mexican defenders. This also marked the last significant battle that European’s waged in the Americas.

    The smoke from the battlefield is long gone, but Cinco de Mayo is still celebrated as a Mexican Civic Holiday today. In the US, Cinco de Mayo is looked on as a day to celebrate all things Mexican. With approximately 10% of the population claiming Mexican descent, that equates to a lot of Mexican heritage and pride. So grab an empanada in one hand, a margarita in the other and head out to watch a mariachi band, as we celebrate Mexican heritage on Cinco de Mayo.

    Celebrate your Mexican heritage with the personalized children's heritage book!

    Or better yet, pack your overnight bags and head closer to the US/Mexico border, where you will be able to celebrate Mexican heritage the way it should be done.

    The first step is to pack your bags. The DwellStudio Transportation Weekender Bag is great for day outings and small trips, like to attend a Cinco de Mayo parade! The rich multi image pattern is stylish and the two handles for carrying and a shoulder strap make it very functional. You will come to depend on this bag and it will be your new favorite traveling accessory. I bet there, is just enough space for a set of your own maracas to bring back as well.

    With your bags packed, don’t forget about your ID- travel ID that is. Travel smartly with stylish and trendy Luggage Tags especially designed by Clairebella. You would never confuse your luggage with anyone else’s, as they can be personalized by writing your names, initials or monograms on both the sides. Get your own patterns or designs imbibed on them and spot your luggage easily. With a comfortable size of 2 3/4″ x 4″, it has a clear plastic loop to hang.

    The last thing to grab before you jump in the car or on the plane is your travel pillow. Soft as silk, plush as velour, are these classic baby pillows by Peacock Alley. This pillow can also be a great gift for mom or can become a great travel companion for flights or the long road trip. You might be too excited on the way down to sleep, but with all the fun and activity while you are there, you will surely need a little nap on the way home. Ahh.

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    We All Need a Little Sunshine

    Monday, May 2nd, 2011

    What a Spring we are having this year! With deadly tornadoes ravaging the Southern US, flooding across much of the Midwest and Southeastern states and forecasts for more rain to come, we could really use some sunny weather any time now. Our hearts are with the people in Tuscaloosa, where the worst of the damage was done. We wish all the people devastated by one of the worst tornadoes in recent history the strength to survive and rebuild. Today we offer you some sunshine to light the way home.

    The charming Sunshine Day Dream armoire by Sweet Beginnings will allow your child to wake up to sunshine, float among butterflies and dream on soft clouds. The colorful and whimsically designed armoire creates a stylish living environment with plenty of storage capacity. Hand crafted from solid maple, birch and poplar wood and high quality hardware and then hand painted, this armoire can be customized in many colors to complement your décor. We recommend starting with a light base color to enhance the hand painted design. Several interior options are available. Please see below for details. The elegant design element is extremely versatile and can be easily combined with a variety of furniture ensembles. Perfect for boys and girls.

    This flower personalized wall art- splash of sunshine is perfect for your little girl. A pink and a blue butterfly hover around your baby’s name. The background is bright yellow and white stripes with a border of vines and stars. This makes an excellent gift for any occasion. This stretched canvas is gallery fashion over a sturdy wooden frame. The personalization is hand painted by the artist and ready to hang with a sawtooth mount.

    This Sun Activity Toy by Manhattan Toy is bright and attractive that contains 6 pockets that hold tethered toys. It includes a mirror, a teether, crinkle paper, a squeaker and a rattle. It has soft ties that attach easily to most cribs. It is bright yellow with a bright orange smiley face and other bright colors.

    So with sunny thoughts, we at Babybox.com are praying for a break in the clouds. Hold that sun and hope in your hearts everyone.

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