Monday, December 24, 2018

New Additions at Christmas with Kelly

Editor's note: A merry Christmas Eve!  Today is a special post by Kelly that is a wonderful, heartfelt idea to add a special and meaningful touch to a gift (and if you are a procrastinator it can be done for this Christmas or if you are a planner it can be done for future Christmases).  Have a very blessed holiday full of love, friendship and laughter!

Hi Folks! Kelly here to share a different kind of project with you today! For the last 7-8 years, our family has always managed to have a new addition at Christmas. This year the streak continues with no less than FOUR new babies, all born within a month of each other! Such happy times : ) My tradition has been to present each new baby with a Christmas book at Christmas. Instead of writing a message to them on the inside, I make a dedication panel.

I love the letters from the Typeset: Cary set since they're nice and thick. You can overlap them if you have a longer word, but they're big enough to bring a lot of color to your project. 

I really enjoy mixing fonts for a custom look to your project. In addition to the thick serif letters from Typecast: Cary, I've used the thin typewriter font from The Big, the Bold and Baby for the word "first," the script font from The Big, the Bold and Merry for "Christmas," a sans-serif font from Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs for "believe in the magic," and an all-caps sans-serif font from Sentimental: Love for "we love you." All different, but they all work together. Using the gold foil paper for "christmas" also gives a nice shine to everything.

The adorable reindeer from Evelin T's new Snowy Holiday set is watercolored to match the style of the book illustrations. Finally, the postage-stamp panel is from Essentials: Lana Cutaways. Love the pin hole details along the margins. 

I know our cousins enjoy reading to their kids and they seem to really enjoy receiving the personalized books. Reading to my kids was so much more special around the holiday. Getting cozy by the fire, under a blanket, with a bunch of pillows and an assortment of Christmas books was a magical way to spent the nights in December. 

Sure hope you enjoyed seeing another way to use our supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a lovely idea, Kelly ... so beautifully executed ... a book to be treasured! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. How wonderful to make personalized Christmas books for all the babies! Love your mix of fonts, blues & greens, adorable deer & gold metallic word! These are amazing family treasures, Kelly! Wishing you & your family a wonderful holiday season!

  3. how wonderful this is. A very special way to personalise a babies first book. Looks absolutely stunning.

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