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    Portrait of a Company

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

    Once upon a time…

    there was a woman with a dream. She liked to shop for gifts for friends, family and co-workers, but found that finding the time and the right product was a challenge. So she decided to make it easier for others by simplifying the process. And in 1996 Babybox.com was born.

    Now this woman wasn’t content to just sell a bib here or a mass-produced toy there. Oh no, she wanted to sell only the highest quality baby products that she could find. She also wanted the process to be easy, as she knew how precious time could be. Who has the time to shop umpteen numbers of stores to find the right product that you desire? Some do, but enough other people struggle with time management during the day and just want to go home to relax at the end of it. Hence online shopping was key to Babybox.com‘s mission. Shopping from your own home simplifies any shopping experience, especially when helpful customer service representatives are just a quick phone call away to help you with your shopping needs.

    Sometimes the magic of a gift is in the packaging of it though. Who doesn’t recall the excitement of staring at an unopened present, wondering what could possibly be inside? What would Christmas and birthdays be like without that thrill? That’s why Babybox.com also makes the effort to present all of our orders in beautiful packaging. Sometimes the surprise is just as important as the gift itself and we know that.

    Ultimately, the vision was all about babies though. They are a wonderful addition to any family and Babybox.com celebrates that. We offer personalized gifts, custom-made furniture, unique on-of-a-kind items, and products that are just plain perfect for kids. Because not only did Katherine Styne Type want all of this for her customers, but she has a family of her own that deserve only the best as well. So if you are wondering where to find a great baby gift, try Babybox.com. Katherine had a vision 17 years ago, and it has only grown bigger through the years.

    See why she stands out in the e-commerce marketplace today!

    Autumn Days

    Friday, September 20th, 2013

    The official start to Fall is this weekend. You can feel it in the air already though. We might still have some warm, sunshiney days, but evenings are noticeably cooler and the odd tree has started to change color already. Have you made it apple picking yet? This weekend might be the perfect time to give it a try. Don’t you just love this time of year? Babybox.com does!

    Autumn Days

    fall birdies wall art This “Fall Birdies” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Megan & Mendy Winborg features the fall seasons with all the birdies geared up. 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 kid 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 Megan & Mendy Winborg and it comes with the designer’s biography attached to the back.

     

    autumn paisley hanging letters These whimsical hand painted wooden wall letters (“Autumn Paisley Hanging” Design) are the perfect addition for any nursery, children’s bedroom, playroom or bathroom. Each wooden wall letter is hand painted and is one of a kind. The letters are sanded, primed and then painted to match ANY theme you desire. (If you provide us with a sample or the name and manufacturer of your child’s bedding, we will coordinate the letters to match. We welcome swatches as well as links so that we may match your theme as closely as possible.) You can spell out your child’s name for the bedroom or the words “bath”, “let’s play!” etc. to add some fun to the bath and playroom. Please let us know if you have something special in mind for the designing of your letters. Ribbon is available upon request, otherwise hardware will be attached to your order. You are not limited to the designs you see on this web site. Custom order requests are welcome.

     

    personalized gift wrap - fall dots This beautiful letterpress personalized “Fall Dots” gift wrap is fun and festive. This personalized gift wrap is a distinctive and meaningful way to decorate the exterior of your gift with any wording of your choice. Personalized 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.

     

    women's pj - green fall flower flannel Perfect for the fall transition, check out Kayce Hughes women’s pj – green fall flower flannel. Our cozy PJ’s have an elastic waist and a loyal following. We have done them here in our cozy flannel. They will quickly become your favorite sleepwear this Fall!

     

    Do you have a difference in seasons where you live? What do you like best about Autumn?

    The Apple of Babybox.com’s Eye

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

    “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

    This time of year, the doctors must be afraid that they will go out of business then! Autumn might be when other produce is done for the season, but apple picking has just begun. That means apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, apple butter, candy apples, oh heck, its apple heaven in my booksConsidering apples are a great source of vitamin C, fiber and are low in calories, it’s no wonder that they are one of America’s favorite foods. They help to lower cholesterol, regulate insulin levels, and are a good part of a heart healthy diet. No fat or sodium is found in these delicious treats, so help yourself to one today! Babybox.com is!

    Babybox.com’s Apples

    personalized everyday notes - apple of my eye These personalized everyday notes “Apple of my eye” design by Kelly Hughes are perfect for saying thank you or writing a personal message to a friend! They are available in two layouts – Flat Notes and Folded Notes. Perfect for sharing some news or sending happy greetings or invitations. Choose from several font styles(Shown here is the Papyrus font). Personalize these with your child’s name or be creative and use a favorite quote or saying.

     

    bloom in apple crib bedding set New Arrivals Inc. Bloom in Apple Baby Bedding set lends a chic and sophisticated look to baby’s nursery. The set features a charming damask print in pink and green colors. Bloom in Apple’s bumper is made of Bloomin’ in Apple fabric with Cotton Candy Pink Solid cording and pink grosgrain ties. All bumpers are slip covered for easy cleaning. The sheet is of Bojangle in Apple fabric, and the 17″ drop tailored skirt is made from Birdseye Pique fabric with Bloomin’ Damask in Apple panels, Cotton Candy Pink Solid band and Scalloped Pink Ribbon bows. The three piece baby bedding set includes bumper, sheet and skirt. Make it a four piece set by adding the coordinating blanket, made of Bloomin’ in Apple fabric with Cotton Candy Pink Solid ruffle. Also available coordinating Curtain Panels, Throw Pillow, Changing Pad Cover & Memoboard. Handmade in the USA.

     

    apples and inchworms wall art 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.

     

    personalized teacher apple christmas ornament 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.

    Peace from Babybox.com

    Monday, September 16th, 2013

    It has happened again. Tragedy has been meted out in the Nation’s Capital. Today, 13 people were killed in the heart of a Navy Complex in Washington. It is early to speculate, but in the wake of these senseless killings, we are reeling at this fresh loss of innocence. It is too soon on the heels of the anniversary of 9/11. It is always too close for comfort. One cannot help but remember the recent scenes of death in Boston, at Sandy Hook Elementary, in a movie theatre in Aurora Co, at an army base in Fort Hood, Tx, and too many more place where terror has reigned supreme.

    We are due for a whole lot more peace.

    We need an end to war in Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico, and beyond. People need to stop fighting in Israel and Pakistan, in Niger, Yemen and in too many hotspots around the globe. What we really need is Peace around the World!

    What has happened to people spreading love and happiness, goodwill and friendship to all around us? Don’t enough parents teach their children to respect others, their thoughts, feelings and rights? Haven’t we learned enough from others past mistakes? Can’t someone just wrap the world in a blanket of peace and make it stick?

    I don’t know what is going to happen in Washington tomorrow. People there will need to get over their shell shock. They will need some way to feel safe and secure again. They will need answers and a means to be able to return to some kind of sense of normal once more. It makes me sick that tragedies like the one in the Washington Navy Yard happen. All we can hope is that one day we will learn from the mistakes that continue to plague us.

    All we can pray for is peace for all.

    Team Babybox.com

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    How goes the return to school? Are you drowning in paperwork yet? There are permissions to sign off, updates to make on personal files, and a ton of new activities to sign up for. Is your child interested in dance lessons? How about music lessons? Do they want to try out for the football team? Are they being eyeballed by the basketball coach, because they shot up in height over the summer? Or would they rather just keep up with golf lessons and leave the team sports to someone else? Whatever your child’s interests are, there are clubs, activities, and tryouts aplenty available in the weeks after school gets back. Babybox.com has the paraphernalia to go with all of them.

    Team Babybox.com

    personalized football pullover sweater Our personalized football pullover for children is year round favorite. “TOUCHDOWNNNNNNNNNNN”!! Classic little boy theme and perfect for any little sport. Knit in 100% cotton yarn and personalized for each child. Choose from 26 beautiful colors to match your favorite team’s uniform and add your child’s name as well. 100% cotton. Custom knit with a football along the front and your child’s name on the front and the name and/or number on the back.

     

    soccer long sleeve tee (toddler) - personalized This personalized soccer pattern long sleeve tee shirt will look adorable on your little girl. Designed with light pink, black and white soccer print, it is classic and unique. This classic style long sleeve tee shirt works on any child. Made from 100% cotton and easy to care for.

    Shirts available in your choice of several colors: Available in white, pink, red, black, brown, navy, light blue, baby blue, gray. Available in size 2T, 4T or 6T

     

    personalized basketball blanket Tummy time is a ball on our adorable basketball-shaped blanket, which also makes a unique (not to mention incredibly soft!) addition to any sports-themed nursery or kid’s room. While the basketball design appears on both sides, personalization is limited to one side only Diameter: Approx. 47″. Part of the charm of this blanket is that each is handmade. Each design is hand-traced and cut by hand, and a lot of attention to the special requests made for each blanket. As a result, it generally takes four to six weeks for an order to be completed.

     

    schoenhut string upright piano (44 keys) This Schoenhut 44 key string upright piano is a best instrument for the junior pianist which features a true piano sound. This piano is just of his / her size, due to which a child can reach the pedals comfortably. It will also grow with your child as it is adjustable in height. This string piano is an output of the requests from customers for a new sound. Studies have proven that learning music at the early age develops child’s listening skills and learning ability.

     

    personalized ballet plate (style 2p) Set the dining table with this bright pink Ballet Slippers plate and watch your child dance her way to the table. The plate features a matte finish and is made of easy to care for melamine. This indestructible and safe plate for children is personalized in your choice of font. It measures approximately 10 inches in diameter and is BPA free, non-toxic and dishwasher safe. The plate makes a perfect keepsake that will be cherished by your child for years to come

     

    game ticket - golf classic wall art This “Game Ticket – Golf Classic” wall art canvas reproduction from Oopsy Daisy by Roger Groth is a vintage style ticket to the classic golf tournament, filled with nostalgia. 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 Roger Groth and it comes with the artist’s biography attached to the back.

     

    What team, group or activity is your child interested in? 

    Homework Station

    Friday, August 16th, 2013

    How are you doing on your back to school shopping? Do you have backpacks, lunch boxes, and a new outfit to send your child back to school with? Super! Have you thought about what happens when they come home from school though? It’s time for homework to resume! The kids might not be thrilled by that, but if you create a space for them to work in that fits their needs, that is half the battle. Doing homework on your bed might seem good enough, but a proper work space can make all the difference. They need dedicated space where they can open their books, lay out their pens, pencils and calculators, and focus on the task at hand (vs the distraction of TV, video games, cell phones and other electronica). The faster they can get their homework done, the faster they can get back to what they really want to do – Play!

    How to set up a child’s workspace

    • choose a child-sized chair and desk for them to work at. Ensure that it will have enough space for all of their homework essentials, like books, computer, lighting (if necessary), and whatever else your child might need

    • remove distractions like televisions, gaming systems, and electronica from the area
    • make sure that they have any materials they might need handy, like pencils, rulers, erasers, extra paper, etc.
    • provide sufficient lighting for the task at hand

    • locate the workspace in a handy location, so that you can help out as necessary
    • if a computer is part of your child’s workspace, set up parental controls to ensure their cyber-safety while surfing the net
    • set up rules about when homework will be completed. Will it be immediately following school, after a snack, when you come home from sports practice, after dinner, before bed?  Whenever it is, is up to you, but making sure there is enough time to complete any assignments will help your child to succeed in their school careers and set up good lifelong scheduling habits

    • make sure that the space is your child’s own. Let them add some finishing touches that make them feel comfortable and that they own the space, whether that is photographs, a special trinket, or picking out their own bulletin board

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    Remind children that homework is part of their schooling and it will help them in the long run. Having a space to do it in, is key. It is one step in helping them do the best that they can and will get them farther in life. Ultimately it is up to them, but starting them on the right path today is something you can help them with, and they take that into the future.

    Life in Babybox.com’s Woods

    Friday, August 9th, 2013
    “We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
    pond life living freshwater blue personalized wall hanging

    pond life living freshwater blue -personalized wall hanging

    Wise words from a book that has inspired millions. ‘Walden’ was published on this date in 1854. It is a book that looks on life and the way we live it. Thoreau lived at Walden Pond for two years, exploring the concepts of self-resilience, simplicity, and the questionability of progress. He sees man as one with nature, and in fact that nature reflects our human emotions. For anyone that has ever gone for a simple walk in the woods, or taken the time to sit and reflect beside a simple pond, I think you can see where he was coming from.

     

    enchanted forest cradle

    enchanted forest cradle

    Think about what you do when you step into nature. You slow down. You take more stock of the world around you. Maybe you even breathe a little deeper. More often than not, you are more aware of birds chirping in the trees, the colors of the leaves on the trees, and the fresh smell of the forest that surrounds you.

    As you might be able to guess, Babybox.com appreciates all that Mother Nature has to offer.

     

    Everywhere you look on our site, you will find images pulled from nature. We’ve got;

    gordonsbury froggy pond towel set

    gordonsbury froggy pond towel set

     

    Maybe you should take the time to step out into nature yourself this weekend and see what all the fuss is about.

    Cloud Gazing with Babybox.com

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

    Did you find all the items in Babybox.com’s scavenger hunt? Good for you! How about finding a few other items in a slightly different location. Look way up. What do you see? Anyone spy any puffy white clouds that resemble airplanes? Can you spy something that looks like it should belong under the sea versus the sky; perhaps a giant whale? Are there any race cars racing across the sky today? Are there any ferocious beasts out there tearing through clouds in search of something to eat

    Cloud Gazing with Babybox.com

    airplane mobile Your little one can pretend to be a pilot while watching these small colorful airplanes flying overhead. The bright red, yellow, blue and green planes float gently around a cloud and will delight your future aviator for hours. This mobile is mounted on strings and pre-assembled with the hanger system. You just need to “click” the single elements together. Made in Denmark. Makes a wonderful addition to any room.

     

    whale baby name plate The Whale Baby Plate is a classic gift for a baby boy or girl. Navy Polka dot border surrounds a happy blue whale for boys and Green Polka dot border surrounds a happy pink whale for girls. Baby’s name is at the top and date of birth and weight is at the bottom. Put a personal message on the back of the plate (eight words maximum) for the most perfect gift! All plates are dinnerware and dishwasher safe. They are hand painted by Kathleen Virtue and made in the USA.

     

    vroom vroom race cars - wall art by jenny kostecki This “Vroom Vroom Race Cars” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Jenny Kostecki features colorful racing cars lined up and revving their engines. 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 the artist biography attached to the back.

     

    organic naturel doudou cloud This sleepy bear doesn’t like he’ll do much damage today. In fact, the organic naturel doudou cloud is the perfect place for your little one to rest their head after a long day outside using their imagination. The sweet bear in this cloud pillow won’t catch anything more than a couple of zzz’s when they are tucked in tight with your tired child.

     

    cloud moses basket After finding your bear, the only thing left on your mind might be sleep. Why not rest your baby’s head in this cloud? The Cloud moses basket by Lulla Smith is simply heavenly. The ephemeral design is made from 100% Swiss Cotton batiste with a sheer Voile overskirt. The basket includes a 1″ mattress and fitted cotton batiste sheet. Matching blankets, pillows and crib linens are also available to complete the collection. A great start for your newborn.

     

    What else did you find when you were cloud gazing?

     

    Babybox.com’s Scavenger Hunt

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    Summertime is the perfect time for slowing down. It is a great time to reconnect with yourself and nature. Oftentimes, that kick starts a little creativity that you just won’t find in the busyness during the rest of the year. Consider taking a walk in the woods with your kids and making an adventure out of it. Can you find a fairy ring? How many nests can you discover? Do you know which tracks belong to whom? Wouldn’t it make a great place for a scavenger hunt? Of course!

    Babybox’s Woodland Scavenger Hunt

    birds in a tree wall art

    birds in a tree wall art

    Let’s start with something easy. How about you track down some feathers. One would be great, but why not try collecting several different colors from different birds. How many birds do you spy in our birds in a tree wall art? I see yellow, pink, brown and more! Start collecting.

     

    fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime

    fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime

    How about something a little trickier. Can you spy a rabbit in the woods, or at least the tracks he has left behind? The tracks from the fatboy co9 rabbit bean bag lime would be fairly easy to spot, I’d think. Although the little guy in the picture doesn’t look like he realises that this rabbit is sneaking up behind him.

     

    stationery - nest

    stationery – nest

    Now how about a nest? The babies might be flown already, but there is sure to be a nest or two hidden amongst the treetops. Perhaps you might be lucky enough to come across one dug under a fallen log even. In fact, Babybox.com has a custom nest on this cute stationery right here!

     

    flatofrog with green bow - 25 inches by north american bear

    flatofrog with green bow – 25 inches by north american bear

    Follow your ears to find this creature. Ribbit, ribbit… Why it’s a frog! Here is the rare 25-inch flatofrog with green bow by north american bear. While he might be hard to find in the woods, Babybox.com carries them in 8 and 15 inch sizes too!

     

    What other things might be found in the woods? Make a list before you head out and check off as many as you can while you are exploring. You might even find some other exciting items you never dreamed you would. Have fun tracking! Let us know what YOU find.

    British Fever

    Friday, July 26th, 2013

    Ok, we admit it. We’ve got British Fever! All this talk of the Royal Baby has got Babybox.com yearning for crumpets, bangers and mash, and maybe a nice spot of tea, while we fold some baby nappies. Images of Big Ben, Kensington Palace, the Tube, polo matches and cricket games are all swirling about in our noggins. Blimey, I’m feeling crackers! Would you fancy a taste of our spin on all things British?

    british flag wall art Cor, you’ve got to start with the flag mate! The “British Flag” wall art from Oopsy Daisy by Aaron Christensen turns the classic British flag into a modern masterpiece with cool shades and paint splatter design. This top quality canvas reproduction is made using the Giclee printing process and has the look and feel of an original painting. Each piece 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 Aaron Christensen and it comes with his biography attached to the back.

     

    nurseryworks uptown bed - cream with black moulding If you’re feeling knackered, why not rest your noggin on this new Nurseryworks Uptown Twin Bed. It is quickly becoming a favorite among our customers. Designed taking inspiration from the architecture style of 15th century Britain, the Uptown Twin Bed is both modern while having old world charm. Available in black lacquer combination, the bed is enhanced with high contrast reveals and accessorized with over-scaled brass hardware.

     

    tartan plaid boy pant Now here’s a smart look! When you don the tartan, you can’t help but take on English airs. It is a classic British look. This classic tartan plaid boy pant by CPC Designs is just so cute your little one. Made of 100% cotton, this pant will be your little ones go-to for Fall. Smaller sizes feature an elasticized waist, while larger sizes are flat front with button waist.

     

    tea party lunch box And about that spot of tea…

    Your little ones are going to love this tea party lunch box! This tea party will make lunch time fun!.These fabulous lunchboxes are perfect for storing toys, crafts or snacks in your home, car, class or for play dates. Personalize it with the child’s name!

    These lunchboxes are made of 0.30 millimeter lead free tin and covered with high-tack adhesive on all sides. As an added bonus all lunchboxes comes with a chalkboard on inside lid. This is perfect for drawing or leaving a note for your child. How sweet is that?

     

    Now Bob’s your uncle! How do you fancy that? I’ve got to suss out what’s going on this weekend over a plate of fish and chips just now, so’s I’ll let you get on with it. Brilliant! Cheerio!

     

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