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    You Ought To Be In Pictures

    Friday, September 30th, 2011

    robin dress by bella bliss

    You oughta be in pictures,
    You’re wonderful to see,

    (Oh, especially in this super cute robin dress by Bella Bliss!)

     

     

    boys buttondown dress shirt by bella bliss

    You oughta be in pictures,
    Oh what a hit you would be!

    (And handsome too in this buttondown dress shirt)

     

     

    plaid flannel boy pant by cpc designs

    Your voice would thrill a nation,
    Your face would be adored,

    (Face as sweet as apple pie, and red flannel pants to compliment)

     

     

    anna cap sleeve dress (velvet) by busy bees

    You’d make a great sensation
    with wealth and fame your reward;

    (What a sensation in this gorgeous green cap sleeve dress by Busy Bees!)

     

    …You oughta be in pictures,
    My star of stars.

    (and Babybox.com wants to help you shine!)

     

    *Lyrics for “You Ought to Be in Pictures” by Edward Heyman & Dana Suesse © 1934

    Shana Tova Umetukah

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

    Leshanah tovah tikateiv v’teichateim—May you be inscribed for a good year!”

     

    toile goat wall art by heather gentile-collins

    Rosh Hashanah is upon us. This is the somber celebration of the new year for Jews everywhere. Today, people visit the graves of tzaddikim (righteous, saintly ones), light candles, recite psalms and pray to G-d to be forgiven for their sins before entering the new year. Over the two days of Rosh Hashanah, there will be much prayer, more lighting of candles, visits to a synagogue to hear the Shofar (traditionally a ram’s horn) sounded on both days, the throwing away of sins at a body of water and a special prayer (Tashlich) recited to ask for forgiveness from the lord, as well as feasting on specially prepared foods.

     

    letterpress apple notecards

    There are many special foods that are eaten over Rosh Hashanah. If you collected apples after our last post on Johnny Appleseed, you are in luck, as apples dipped in honey are eaten to herald in a sweet year to come. Traditionally, Challah (braided loaf of bread) is also dipped in honey and eaten. The head of a kosher animal or fish is served as well, to encourage you to be the “head” of the class. Pomegranates also grace the table, as do any other sweet foods to promote a sweet year. You will not find nuts (egoz) though, as their numerical value hold negative connotations.

     

    personalized tee shirt - polka dot fish

    Before they recite the Tashlich prayers, Jews must first find a body of water to cast their sins into. The body of water could be a lake, river or ocean, but preferably should contain fish. The presence of fish is important for several reasons, but one is because “just as fish may be caught in a fisherman’s net, so, too, we are caught in the net of judgment”. As prayers are recited, old sins are symbolically cast away into the waters. In this way, they can start the new year fresh and without sin. For those that have difficulty attending Tashlich prayers on the first day of Rosh Hashanah never fear, as you have until the end of Hoshanah Rabba (Sukkot) to perform these important rituals.

     

    applique candy cardigan sweater by bella bliss

    So while Jews approach the Day of Judgement, it is a good time for all to consider our sins and in turn, let them go. The idea of casting our wrongs aside and in return getting sweets to summon forth a “sweet” new year is very appealing. A little candy is always a good thing in our books. And to have people greet you with “Shana Tova Umetukah” (A good and sweet year), just fills me with a warm feeling inside. So may you all lay down your burdens and rejoice in the sweetness of life. Happy New Year to all our Jewish friends this week. May your Rosh Hashanah celebrations fill you with a new beginning and the sweetness you deserve.

    Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

    Monday, September 26th, 2011

    The arrival of Fall has Babybox.com in mind of apples. Americans have had a love affair with apples since the days when Johnny Appleseed wandered the US planting his apple seeds hither and yon. In fact, today is John Chapman’s birthday, aka Johnny Appleseed (Sep 26, 1774 – Mar 18, 1845)! Yes, Johnny Appleseed was more than just a folk figure. He planted apple nurseries across Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. All those apples have probably helped to create some of the many apple-related quotes that appear in our regular lexicon of catch phrases and quotes too. So today, we celebrate Johnny Appleseed with a look at one of his favorite things – apples!

     

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

    These personalized address labels “Apples to Apples” add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday cards or party invitation envelopes, thank you notes or personalized stationery. The labels can be personalized as shown, or you can be creative and come up with your own wording! In addition to that you can choose from several font styles. The font shown here is Garden Party.

     

    “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
    Martin Luther

    These personalized Memo Sets “Apple of my Eye” come with 200 loose sheets tied in a grosgrain ribbon in a reusable acrylic holder. Choose from several font styles. Personalize these 2 lines of text at the top and up to 1 line of text at the bottom of the note sheets. Consider these whimsical notes as a gift for teachers, friends, coaches and kids!

     

    “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.”

    This handpainted ornament for that special teacher in your life is a perfect gift for all ages. Each tile is finished at the top with a coordinating ribbon for hanging. Personalized with your teacher name and year and greeting, each ornament is heat sealed using original artwork. Makes a wonderful keepsake.

     

    “As American as Apple Pie”

    The “Apples and Inchworms” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Gale Kaseguma is colorful with soft hues that every child will love. This top quality canvas reproduction is stretched over wood bars with no glass to break. This piece is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. It is equipped with a wire hanger on the back for easy wall displaying so no framing is required. It can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. Makes a wonderful addition to any child’s room, playroom or even beach house. Designed by artist, Jenny Kostecki with biography attached to the back.

     

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    All this talk of apples has us hungry! So with apple pie on the brain, we leave you with a recipe today. Anyone want a piece of Apple Pie?

    APPLE PIE*

    Crust:
    3 C flour
    3/4 tsp . baking powder
    1C butter-flavored shortening
    5-7 T cold milk
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    2 T brown sugar
    1 T vegetable oil
    1 egg white for garnish
    -Sift dry ingredients together twice. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle in oil then milk one tablespoon at a time, mixing well after each addition with a pastry fork. Combine to form a ball of dough and divide it to make a top and a bottom crust.

    Filling:
    1 C sugar
    3/8 tsp cinnamon
    4 Golden Delicious
    6 Cortland Apples
    1/4 C orange juice (to prevent discoloration)
    2 T butter
    4 T cornstarch
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg

    Directions:

    Sift dry ingredients. Peel and chop apples into pieces. Splash them with orange juice and mix to prevent discoloration while chopping. Combine dry mixture with apples and turn into pastry lines pan. Pack in firmly. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust, seal edges and make holes for steam to escape. Garnish as desired (may use egg white to make shine). Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Cover with foil to prevent discoloration after 20-30 minutes of baking as needed.

    * Recipe from Connecticut Apple Board

    First Day of Autumn

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

    The chill in the air just won’t go away. The sun has begun to set noticeably sooner and rises a little later each morning. A warning of frost drifts on the breeze and I know even before I look at the calendar what day it is. Today is the first day of Autumn.

     

    It would not be Autumn without the beautiful leaves that blaze into their glory in shades of reds, yellows and oranges, before drifting on the  wind to their winter homes. Caroline Blum has captured the beauty of the season here in this gorgeous piece. This “Autumn Blossom” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Caroline Blum is an incredibly vibrant and colorful depiction of the autumn season. 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 Caroline Blum and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.

     

    It isn’t just the trees busy at this time of year. Farmers are also out toiling in their fields, collecting the last of the season’s bountiful harvests. As their wares pile up at farmer’s markets everywhere, they offer temptation to all to take the fruits and vegetables of the farmer’s  labors home to the supper table. If you are thinking about sharing some of the harvest feasts with friends or relatives, then better start planning now and get those invitations out! These personalized invitations “Autumn Harvest” are perfect for inviting friends and family to a party or other special event such as engagements and anniversaries! Choose from several font styles (Shown here is Sweetheart font). Personalize these invitations with 10 lines of text to announce your special event. These 5″ x 7″ flat cards are perfect for invitations or announcements!

     

    And while there might be some heat left later in the afternoon on some days, the mornings are starting to feel pretty crisp nowadays. That isn’t bound to change any time soon either. While  Babybox.com already highlighted some warm new clothes for Mom, we thought that you might be worrying about the kids too. The new Bella Bliss quilted riding jacket is an ideal choice for the cool Fall days ahead. Medium weight, with snaps up the front, this jacket is both cozy and easy to wear. Coordinating gingham border along lining which peeks out at cuffs and front when open. In both camel and red, in sizes 4-12 years, you might want to get one for the fall and another for the spring!

     

    Let’s face it. There will be more wet days ahead, and we are bound to see the mercury drop even further before we are ready for it, so perhaps now is a good time to take stock of the kids toys too. For those wet days, when you just don’t want to face the fact that Autumn has arrived, why not pop up the charlotte play tent by lucy and michael, and let the children go wild inside instead.

    This Charlotte play tent by Lucy and Michael is perfect for any baby’s big brother or sister to play in. Imaginative play at its best! Children love the lined doors and paned windows in each lucy & michael play tent. Parents love the design – solid, painted wood and great prints. The Charlotte model is black and white baroque floral with yellow and black accents. Parents love giving their children an heirloom-quality toy that requires no whistles or lights to delight. And children are amused literally for hours on end as they thrill in occupying a space of their own. Without fail, your child’s friends and play dates will beg to “go in the tent!”

    You can’t beat that on a rainy Autumn day!

     

     


    Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

    Rain, rain and more rain in the forecast for the week. Instead of moping about it, how about some music? The raindrops put me in mind of a song;

     

    raindrops crib bedding set by oilo

    Raindrops keep falling on my head

    And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

    Nothin’ seems to fit

    Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

     

    sunny day baby blanket by sweet william

    So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun

    And I said I didn’t like the way he’ got things done

    Sleepin’ on the job

    Those raindrops are falling on my, head they keep falling

     

     

    oopsy daisy wall art – find the key to your happiness by shelly kennedy

    But there’s one thing I know

    The blues he sends to meet me won’t defeat me

    It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

    Raindrops keep falling on my head

     

    Beautiful Mom Invitations

    But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red

    Crying’s not for me

    Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’

    Because I’m free

    Nothing’s worrying me.*

     

    ~~~

    And on that note, hope you are keeping dry today!

    * Lyrics by Burt Bacharach

    Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Arrr, shiver me timbers matey!

    Ahoy, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day today. Do ye have yer peg leg handy? Did ye remember to put on yer eye patch before leaving the house this morn? Aye, good! Let’s walk the plank to some pirate inspired paraphernalia today.

     

    Avast me hearties! Watch out for  the pirate ship coming up on the starboard side there.

    This “Ahoy on the Open Seas – Pirates!” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Jessica Flick is a bright, colorful, and action packed image that uses fun messages to teach your child about the pirate world. 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 Jessica Flick and it comes with the artist’s biography attached to the back.

     

    Hard to Port! Watch out for the remains from that there land lubber. Arrr!

    This very special and unique personalized pirate’s tooth fairy bedside dish makes it so much easier for the Tooth Fairy to find that special tooth and replace it with a shiny coin or dollar. There’s also enough room on the dish for her to leave a little note if she decides to do so. What a fun way to welcome the tooth fairy!

     

    Aye, this one’s trying to fit in with the likes of us!

    This personalized pirate pattern baseball tee shirt will look adorable on your little boy. Designed with navy blue, black and cream pirate print, it is classic and unique. This fun baseball style shirt is one of our favorites. Available in three colors; white with blue sleeves, white with black sleeves or white with pink sleeves, it works on any child. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for.

     

    Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, but I suspect that they’re feeding extra portions of chum and grog to this ‘un here. Look at ‘im grow!

    This classic pirate themed growth chart by Oopsy Daisy will make a nice addition to boys room or nursery. Your child is going to grow quickly and hopefully feel like a strong pirate, so celebrate his every magical milestone with this wonderful growth chart! Brightly colored dinosaurs of all different kinds and sizes will cover the canvas and keep your child delighted. Measures 12″ x 42″, enough to take you all the way from the infant years to late toddler years. Along the way, there’s pure fun — the chart features whimsical images in eye-catching colors to compliment every child’s room. Can be personalized with child’s name.

     

    We hope y’all come back to Babybox.com to see what else we have scoured Davey Jones’ locker for. We might just feed you to the sharks, if’n ya don’t!

     

    Sweater Season is Upon Us!

    Friday, September 16th, 2011

    Is it just me, or did the temperature drop dramatically as of the Labor Day weekend. I suspect I didn’t get enough coffee this morning, as I swear that I saw frost outside. Brrr!! I am so not ready for the cooler weather!

    There is one perk to the changing of the seasons though. Ladies, am I right, or are you not excited about the change in wardrobe that comes with the dropping of the mercury. I have to say that by the end of summer, I still like my cute capris and sassy skorts, but I am ready to slip back into a few snuggly sweaters. And what better time to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, than when you are cleaning out the summer gear from your drawers to make way for the fall/winter attire.

    On that note, I am dying to show you some of the new sweaters, cardigans and accessories to go with them for your new fall lineup. Check these out;

     

    These super soft and stylish cozy chic woman’s cardigan sweaters are so comfortable and luxurious. You’ll love the feel of this fabric and also the flattering fit. Three big buttons adorn the front. The longer design makes this a wonderful choice for cooler weather. The Charcoal color is a lovely deep gray. These cardigan sweaters from Barefoot Dreams are so wonderful, you might need one in every color! Machine washable.

     

    Our best selling cardigan for Mom, this Ruffled Cardigan will become one of your favorite Fall accessories. Available in Periwinkle Blue, Chocolate Brown and Mango, these Fall colors will fit into any Fall wardrobe. Easy to wear, easy to clean and priced perfectly so you can buy more than one color. Dress up Jeans and a Tee with this cardigan and look refined and elegant.

     

    Our brand new Stevie cardigan is quickly becoming a best selling cardigan this season. Available in Fall shades of grey, camel or chocolate. Wear it on the playground to pick up the kids from school or slip into evening wear and make it a stylish part of your night out to the theatre. This is a must-have for Fall!

     

    These sweaters are sumptuous, but how about a new bag too! This one is so new in our store that it is still only available for pre-order in September! Get one fast, before they sell out! The Mimi tote large by Henry Brown is a must have in every Mom or woman’s closet. This stylish canvas bag is an ideal choice for a busy mom, as a diaper bag, work bag, beach tote or just about anywhere. Features numerous exterior pockets and one interior pocket. The Mimi Tote is made of durable all canvas exterior, finished out with handles and a bottom in bourbon barrel brown. Inside, the vintage-inspired colors have been paired perfectly with exclusive linings and are trimmed with a coordinating velvet ribbon. Each Mimi Tote Bag measures 16″ h x 5″ d x 11″ w. The straps are long enough to comfortably fit over your shoulders for easy carrying – ideal for long walks or heavy contents. It is available in 7 colors each with cream colored top stitching. The Mimi features two exterior, button closure pockets on either end of the bag; a single interior zipper pocket; an easy top tabbed closure.

     

    Here’s another one to pre-order too – available for pre-order for oct. 2011. The Charlie classic bucket bag is a great lightweight bag for both Mom and Child. The Charlie bucket bag is a bag that will be reached for again and again. This stylish canvas bag is an ideal choice for a busy mom for daily use, as a small convenient diaper bag, gym bag or just about anything. Also an idea choice for children needing a bag for daily extracurricular activities, such as swimming, ballet, gymnastics etc. Easy opening at the top. Each bag is made of durable all canvas exterior, finished out with handles and a bottom in bourbon barrel brown. Inside, the vintage-inspired colors have been paired perfectly with exclusive linings and are trimmed with a coordinating velvet ribbon. Measures 11h x 9d. The shoulder strap is long enough to comfortably fit over your shoulders for easy carrying. It is available in 7 colors each with cream colored top stitching. Each bag features tabbed closure.

     

    So I don’t know about you, but all this talk of cooler weather, sweaters and the imminent arrival of Fall has got me in the mind of cozy fireside nights. If you excuse me, I think that I might go double check the wood stack and see if a fire is in order for tonight. Have a great Weekend!

    A Bicycle Built For Two?

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

    Daisy, Daisy
    Give me your answer do.
    I’m half crazy
    all for the love of you…

    …But you’d look sweet on the seat
    of a bicycle built for two¹

    personalized twin a or twin b shirt

    Do you happen to have need of a bicycle built for two? Two friends, partners or maybe children? Perhaps the egg split somewhere along the lines and now you need two of everything, due to twins! Ah twins – twice blessed! Unfortunately, the other side of that coin is that you are twice as poor needing to buy two of everything at once. Never fear though, Babybox.com has you covered when it comes to everything you need for twins. In fact, we offer a 15% discount on all you need for twins, like furniture, bedding and so much more. Take a look;

     

    The first thing you need to do is dress them. If other twin parents can dress their twins identically, then why not you! This twin “perfect pair” gift set is so cute, you’ll want to eat it up! This set comes with two 100% organic cotton bodysuits decorated with an illustrated pair logo in a sweet mailable gift box. This “perfect pair” set is made especially for your favorite set of twins and makes a great gift for boys or girls! Sizes: 3-6 Months and 6-12 Months.

     

    The other thing you’ll need is someplace for them to sleep. Why not economize with bunk beds. Two beds for the price of one! This Classic Style Bunkbed is a simple yet elegantly designed from designer Seabrook Classics. It fits twin over twin, making ample use of the entire area available with you in the room. Shown here with Beadboard panels and ladder makes it look elegant with St. Croix shade. If this color isn’t quite what you were thinking, never fear as there are over 40 solid paint finish colors available, or rub another color or two on top. There is even an option for stains if you prefer! Hopefully the twins can agree on a color.

     

    Once they are snuggled into bed, you know what comes next – storytime! Here is the perfect book for your set of twins to enjoy. A book written just for them! This Who Loves Me? book features the names of family members and friends who love the twins. This beautifully illustrated book reassures the twins that they are loved “so much” by each person, with melodious rhymes describing the depth of each individual’s love. Written by Jennifer Dewing, with colorful, whimsical illustrations by Maria Carluccio, this 8.5″ x 8.5″ hardcover book with 20 pages is perfect for babies through age 6.

     

    And it wouldn’t be right, not to offer a special present just for them. That’s why BabyBox.com has these beautiful Birth Tiles just for twins. The Twins Personalized Birth Tile is a wonderful way to commemorate their arrival. The hand painted and personalized 6″ x 8″ tile is individually crafted with the babies’ name and other birth information. This original artwork is heat-sealed into each tile, ensuring a high-quality finish, and a long lasting keepsake. The tile comes with coordinating ribbon. It makes a great gift!

     

    In fact they are all perfect items for the twins in your life. So go ahead and celebrate. You have twice the reason to, so enjoy!

     

    ¹Original song lyrics composed by Harry Dacre ©1892

    Baby Essentials 101

    Monday, September 12th, 2011

    So let’s face it, September always steals all the thunder with its Back-to-School overdrive. Not everyone has a little person that is returning to school though. There are plenty of parents who are dreaming of the days when their children start school, so that they don’t have to get up for those 3am feedings every night anymore. There are also more than a few Mommies that are still at the point where they are dreaming and wondering what the precious little baby that is growing in their tummies will look like when they finally get to meet them face to face. All this talk of school can be a little scary or daunting for those that haven’t had to deal with the first day of school, teary-eyed goodbyes yet. You will get there one day, and it will be sooner than you think! Today though, let’s celebrate the youngest of the children in our world and forget about their formalized schooling. Let’s think babies and the staples that they need to make a good start at life!

     

    Long before parents think about school supply shopping, their obsession is with a myriad of baby supplies. It can often seem overwhelming for parents-to-be to peer into the baby department in a store and wonder where to start. Well, what is the one thing that you will need most of? DIAPERS, hands down! Yes, there is a never-ending need for diapers, be they cloth or disposable. While disposable diapers are handy, cloth diapers are seeing a resurgence, in part due to their greener impact on our environment. That is why Babybox.com offers a wide range of diaper covers for every new parent’s needs. This blue chocolate corduroy diaper cover is just one example. These corduroy diaper covers are the perfect gift for any baby girl. They match perfectly with our corduroy dresses or are a great gift on their own. These bloomers are made with the softest featherwale baby corduroy fabric and trimmed with ric rac. Made with our blue corduroy fabric and trimmed in chocolate ric rac.

     

    So after buying more diapers than you would have ever dreamed possible (and managing to go through them all within a few scant weeks), what else is a staple for having a baby 101? You might end up with way more than you think you need at a baby shower, but you can never have enough baby blankets. For skeptical pregnant first-time parents, Trust Us! Those cute little baby blankets will get covered in spit-up, absorb the extras from yet another diaper blow-out and will still be going strong when your toddler drags them through the mud with a handful of stuffed animals tied securely inside. Yup, another blankie is always a good idea.  This baby boy patchwork blanket is the ultimate personalized baby gift! Custom designed using your baby’s name, initials, birth information and even a personal dedication if you choose. It is handmade with 100% cotton twill, cotton batting, and reversed to solid white cotton twill. Each blanket measures 27 X 36 inches, an ideal size for the stroller or crib (when age appropriate), and for nap time at preschool! The blanket can be designed with just baby’s first name or with more detailed information.  This is such a great blanket and makes a really special gift. It is so unique, so personal and makes a wonderful keepsake after all of the mileage it experiences during baby’s early days.

     

    Don’t think it all stops there! You will need bottles, soothers, baby gates and more. If you are concerned that a plastic baby gate just won’t go with your decor though, don’t fret. Babybox.com offers a GREAT substitute for unsightly baby gates. Our standard and custom built doors transform a child’s room into a unique, personal and SAFE space.

    Opening the door to a child’s imagination begins with a door. This high quality personalized element adds fun and interest to a room before you have even entered it. This solid wood core birch door is built to fit a standard size doorframe for easy installation. The half door provides a child unique access to their room and when locked provides the parents the safety typically requiring an unsightly baby gate. It is every new parent’s dream accessory!

     

    While we could also go on and on about the hundreds of outfits that your little munchkin will go through over the months and years ahead, we suggest that you peruse some of our beautiful baby clothing lines that we have available yourself. You know that you need to buy clothes, and in the early days you might be needing a new outfit for junior 2-6 times a day, but we would rather dream about the quiet moments when it is just you and them snuggled into the rocker to read a book. Outfits and toys certainly have their place, but will come and go over the years. One of the best staples that you can invest in right at the beginning of your child’s life is a love of reading for them. One day they will be headed out the door for a higher education without you, but until that time you are your child’s best teacher. Reading a book with them, paves the way to  a lifelong love of learning that is the best investment you can ever make. And no baby nursery would be complete without the classic books of Margaret Wise Brown. These beloved bedtime classics have lulled generations of children to sleep with their soothing sounds. These three classics are wrapped together in a beautifully designed gift package, and include Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, with pictures by Clement Hurd, and Big Red Barn, illustrated by Felicia Bond.

    Happy Grandparents Day

    Friday, September 9th, 2011

    We might be early, but we want to wish a very happy Grandparents Day to all of the fabulous grandparents out there in the world. The US has officially been celebrating grandparents since September 9th 1979, so we thought that we should too! Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day every year, but we shall be with our own grandparents this Sunday, so thought we would send out our love early, so that you can do so too!

    We love our very own grandparents enough to even poke a little fun at our blue-rinse grandmas, and grandpas that fall asleep in their easy chairs as soon as they push away from the dinner table. Have you had the pleasure of holding a skein of Gramma’s yarn, while she knits you a beautiful neon blue sweater that you never asked for? Perhaps you have been lucky enough to lick the bowl, after baking shortbread cookies with your Nana. Did your Gramps ever prattle on about the time when he and Uncle Lester and cousin Jimmy snuck out to tip cows in the next town over? I hope you nodded in delight at these antics, because one day you too will be sharing these golden nuggets with your less than interested grandchildren. Oh, but we jest though! Being spoiled by Grandma and Grandpa (until being returned to the care of our folks), was one of the best memories of childhood we have. So BabyBox.com salutes all that Grandparents do today! Here are a few items that we carry that are perfect to keep your very special grandparents in mind.

     

    Celebrate grandparents and our love and affection for them with this hand painted frame. The solid background features an “I (heart shape) my” across the top and “grandma & grandpa” written across the bottom. The sides of the frame feature a coordinating gingham ribbon. Change grandma to oma or grandpa to pop pop or what ever endearment you use. Just enter below what you would like it to say…no additional charge. The frame is 5 x 7 and available in cream/sand or white/sand (as shown). Perfect gift all year round.

     

    Every Grandpa needs a magnetic note pad to help keep track of his tasks! This note pad features specially crafted artwork at the top that says ”We Love Grandpa” along with crayons and paintbrushes. It comes beautifully wrapped in a cello bag with a blue grosgrain bow. Grandpa will be sure to remember who gave him this special notepad each and every time he uses it! BonBon Notes measure 3 3/4″ x 9″ and are printed on recycled warm white paper. As an added appeal, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other organizations promoting breast cancer awareness. You can celebrate Grandpa and make a difference int he world at the same time. Perfect!

     

    This personalized grandparents block makes the perfect Grandparent gift. Each side can be engraved with the names of up to three grandchildren, their birth dates and a short gift message from you. If there are not enough grandchildren for all four sides, we will fill empty sides with the grandchildren clip art shown in the product picture. This will be a gift to cherish. This unique little block arrives gift wrapped. Each side of the block measures 2 1/4″ inches.

     

    We know that Christmas is still a ways off yet, but its never too early to plan ahead! Especially when it comes to these Grandma’s angel christmas ornaments! This special ornament from a granddaughter for Grandma will light up your tree and be a wonderful addition to your holiday decorations. Handpainted with a charming angel and colorful accents, this will be perfect for a young girl to give this special person in her life. Each tile is finished at the top with a coordinating ribbon for hanging. Personalized with your child’s first name and year, each ornament is heat sealed using original artwork. It makes a wonderful keepsake.

     

    What do your Grandparents mean to you? We would love it if you shared! Have a super weekend celebrating your Grandparents.

     

     

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