Back in simpler times, just a lock of baby first hair would do. Moms would place it lovingly in a locket to commemorate a baby’s birth and sigh in fond memory of those first blissful months. Today, we’ve seen it all when it comes to celebrating baby’s arrival. Baby footprints are so last year. A mold of their yummy grubby hands? Been there. Finger printing? Seen it. Custom made silhouette profile necklaces to wear close to our hearts.? Got one. The list does go on and on and on…
So I ask “What’s next?” And what about when baby gets to be a toddler or older? Don’t we need to keep marking all those special milestones in creative and unusual ways? Fortunately, thanks to Handwriting Stencils, we can now immortalize our child’s gorgeous if funny little scrawls and use it as wall art. Yes, wall art!
Click through to find out how to get your child’s writing on the wall…
Handwriting stencils are a unique way to preserve your child’s handwriting for the future generations, and make some fuzzy memories of your own while you’re at it. The mastermind of this creation, Emma Corcoran, hales from a small farm in Australia (you have to love those uber creative Aussies) and claims that she was always terrible at drawing, which gives me hope that one day I might be able to surprise my son and myself.
So how does it work? Scan a few sentences of your child’s handwriting and e-mail it to Emma. Than just sit back, drink a Capuccino and let Emma work her magic. Or, play art director and suggest your favorite color palette and a design layout of your choice. In a few days you will get your finished artwork delivered to your door step, rolled and shipped in a tube ($150). Then, all you have to do is frame, adhere to a canvas or just let it all hang out.
Visit Emma’s Etsy shop to see all her beautiful creations.
Photos: Blue Day Designs