Ahh, the memories.
One thing I remember clearly in several of these homes were old fashioned children’s silhouettes on the walls. There’s something so classic about the lines of a child’s face frozen in time, when the cheeks are still chubby and the hair is baby-fine.
The silhouette trend seemed to have skipped my parents’ generation for the most part, but luckily it’s enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. As with so many parenting trends- classic baby names, and vintage-inspired clothing and nurseries, what’s old is new again.
Here are twelve examples of toddler silhouettes I’m absolutely gaga over. Which is your favorite?
A Moment Captured 1 of 12I love the idea of taking a photograph and having it made into a custom silhouette suitable for any wall in the home.
Photo Credit: Happy Thought/Etsy
A Modern Twist 2 of 12These oversized, custom prints bring a modern edge to a classic keepsake.
Photo Credit: 2FriendsStuff/Etsy
Locket Love 3 of 12A photo is transformed into a wonderful silhouette locket that any mother would treasure.
Photo Credit: Jage in a Cage/Etsy
Precious Print 4 of 12I love this pair of brothers represented in silhouette form.
Photo Credit: Le Papier Studio/Etsy
Wall Art 5 of 12This vinyl silhouette would be a great addition to a playroom or nursery.
Photo Credit: Vinyl Wall Accents/Etsy
Pretty Polka Dots 6 of 12What toddler wouldn't love to eat her chicken nuggets from this lovely custom plate? I know mine would!
Photo Credit: Lucy Belle and Company/Etsy
Chalkboard Silhouette 7 of 12How much fun is this chalkboard silhouette?
Photo Credit: Let's Talk Chalk/Etsy
Bold Stripes 8 of 12This is not your grandma's toddler silhouette! I love it!
Photo Credit: Sweet Mod/Etsy
Vibrant Pop of Color 9 of 12Simple and sweet, and the vibrant yellow give it a modern feel.
Photo Credit: Pretty Mod/Etsy
A Favorite Toy 10 of 12Add some context to your toddler's silhouette print by including his favorite toy!
Photo Credit: Cats Print Shop/Etsy
Sibling Silhouettes 11 of 12This custom name silhouette print would be a great way to remember your children's early years. So sweet.
Photo Credit: Nella Designs/Etsy
The Essence of Childhood 12 of 12I love that the this print allows you to add a little bit of personality and whimsy to your child's silhouette.
Photo Credit: The Lemon Peel/Etsy
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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