Keepsake Blankets Are Back And Better Than Ever!

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We hope you’ve noticed our gorgeous new Blanket Full of Love keepsake blankets. These newly designed treasures are super-soft and are made of the ‘minky’ fabric that we know you love. The new blankets have the Blanket Full of Love heart and logo embroidered into the corner, and are backed with a cozy, plush ivory fabric.  We know that you and your kids are going to love these!

So what’s been going on with blankets? If you’ve been a long-time Starrytime customer (and we know that many of you are, and love you for it!), you may remember our original ‘minky’ keepsake blankets. These blankets were very similar to the ones available now; in fact, the only real difference between them is that the logo used to be in the center and is now in the corner, and the ivory fabric on the back is now plusher and thicker. We know how much you loved those original keepsake blankets, but because of some supplier issues we were unable to provide them to you for a few years.  But we heard you, and they’re back! Best of all, we are now able to send blankets in the same box as personalized books, once again enabling customers to send book-and-blanket gift sets directly to the beloved kids in their lives.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new blankets!

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Fun Ways To Count Down To Christmas

Count Down Gift Reindeer DustAs a child, I enjoyed the count down to Christmas almost as much as the actual day. Even simple advent calendars, which were just windows with pictures behind them, were a thrill, and something to look forward to every night. So now I’m always looking for fun but simple ways to get my kids excited and to help them count down to Christmas. Here are some of my favorites – please comment if you have ideas! Continue reading

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Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide – The Best Gifts Create Traditions

Baby’s first Christmas is a magical time when new parents get to create their own family traditions. The way to make the first Christmas truly memorable is to give something that will commemorate or help to create those traditions. That way everyone can enjoy memories of this special time for years to come.

Getting the right gift is important. Here are some ideas: Continue reading

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First Birthday Gift Splurge – The Dreaded Portable DVD Player

As you might guess I tend to favor sentimental gifts – personalized gifts are always a favorite, and making a mom-friend cry is one of my greatest challenges. So of course I always give my friends a Blanket Full of Love personalized book as a baby gift or first birthday gift. But another great, somewhat more practical (albeit more expensive) gift is the dreaded portable DVD player. Continue reading

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Start a Letter-a-Year Tradition On Your Baby’s First Birthday

Each year, on my daughter’s birthday, I write a letter to her. I tell her about that year, her friends, what she’s like, how I feel about her and what’s going on with our family. I usually paste in some cute photos from the year as well. Then I seal the letter and place it in the keepsake box we created on her First Birthday. Someday, when my daughters are grown, I plan to take all the letters and compile them into a really personal custom-printed book for each of them. Continue reading

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