To Starrytime’s Beloved Customers… This Is For You

I want to direct this post to Starrytime’s loyal customers and fans. I want you to know that our new website is for you. I know you probably hear that kind of thing a lot, but in this case, it’s absolutely true.

I wrote Blanket Full of Love more than ten years ago, when my oldest daughter was a baby, and started Starrytime Keepsakes a couple years later. Technology was different then, and we had to find some creative ways to get our personalized books made.  After experiencing some supplier issues, a difficult decision had to be made as to whether to continue offering Blanket Full of Love personalized books and to keep Starrytime.com’s virtual doors open. After a lot of analysis and soul searching, the decision ultimately came down to one thing – our loyal customers.

The bottom line for me is that I love Starrytime’s customers. Deeply. I have had the honor to speak and correspond with so many lovely, caring, truly honorable people who care about a product I helped to make. This has been a rare gift.  Many times I’ve been inspired by the depth of love you have for your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and family, and the lengths to which you’ve gone to express that love.

And so I dedicate this new website to you.

To Maureen, who took the time to share her photos of her three little grand-pumpkins with their three keepsake blankies… this is for you.

To Kay, whose niece lost a courageous battle with cancer, but who was determined that her grand-niece would always know her mother’s love… this is for you.

To Michael, whose service caused him to miss some of his precious baby’s milestones, but who recorded a video so that, every night, his baby girl got a story from Daddy… this is for you.

To Gretchen, who wanted her baby nephew to know how much his dad, who went too soon, loved him… this is for you.

To Ed, whose voice was thick with love for his wife, with whom he will no longer share the raising of his grand kids but whose memory he is determined to keep alive for them… this is for you.

For the many, many customers who have taken the time to share their stories of love and devotion for the children in your lives, this is for you. It is literally because of you that our new website and book exists, and that it will continue to tell children that they are loved, hopefully for years to come.

Thank you for reminding me what this is really all about.

Kim Freeman
Author, Blanket Full of Love and Founder of Starrytime Keepsakes

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New Website, Exciting Things To Come!

Gorgeous personalized children's books, personalized baby blankets and other gifts. Make great First Birthday, Holiday and Baby Gifts!
Starrytime’s Blanket Full of Love gorgeous personalized gifts

We are so excited to announce our new website and hope you like it!  In addition to our new look, we hope you’ve also noticed new products – our gorgeous Blanket Full of Love keepsake blankets are back by popular demand!  Also note that we have dropped  the price on our award-winning Blanket Full of Love personalized children’s book. Watch for great new products in the months to come, and subscribe to our e-newsletter to get all of our news!

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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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Put on a Smile, Wave Goodbye, and Shed a Tear Once You’ve Turned Away

You know what it’s like. You take your precious baby, whom you’ve nursed, fed and provided for, who’s been your constant companion, and hand her over to someone you hardly know. It might be a teacher, a babysitter, or a doctor – someone you’ve researched and talked to extensively. Someone you know you can trust. You know it’s the best thing for her, and for you. But something inside you screams ‘don’t go!’.  Still, you put on a smile, wave goodbye and shed a tear once you’ve turned away. Continue reading

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