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November to Remember…giving birth to memories

The arrival of a new baby is a moment of celebration for any family.

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This turquoise birth announcement could be unisex, but adding pink and flowers makes it clear this announces the arrival of a baby girl.

Traditionally, girl announcements tend toward pink and boys tend toward blue. This couple choose a somewhat non-traditional turquoise for their daughter’s birth announcement. The baby’s name was Emily – clearly a girl’s name – but this may have been more difficult if the name had been one that could be used for a boy or a girl, such as Jamie or Madison.

Because it is hard to tell from pictures whether newborns are boys or girls, I thought it would be helpful to add some pink and some flowers to emphasize that this new arrival is a little girl even without reading her name. Finding the right soft pastel paper with the color palette including turquoise and pink made this possible.

Remember, there’s no expiration date on memories. Your child may no longer be a newborn, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make something beautiful and memorable from their birth announcement (if you can find it in the shoebox or drawer where you “filed” it).

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It’s a November to remember…get ready for 30 days of memorable gifts

It’s November, which means it is getting close to December, which means we’re thinking about giving great gifts for the holidays and all the other happy occasions in our lives.

At Carol Colman Collages I am dedicated to creating P.E.R.F.E.C.T. gifts for all occasions. These gifts bring joy to the giver and they wow the recipients with their originality and thoughtfulness.

What makes a gift a P.E.R.F.E.C.T gift? Here’s what I think:

  • Personal: custom-designed for the recipient
  • Emotional: meaningful to the giver and the receiver
  • Rare: one-of-a-kind
  • Fitting: fits the occasion and the recipient
  • Extraordinary: stands out from the crowd for its originality and thoughtfulness
  • Cherished: will be deeply treasured
  • Thoughtful: shows how much you care

I want to make it easy for you to give great gifts and to become your go-to gift for everything from new babies to milestone anniversaries. So this month my goal is to showcase a collage every day to demonstrate the many different kinds of things that can be turned into a meaningful gifts sure to become treasured keepsakes.

I will begin with my daughter’s birth announcement. We had the announcement framed when she was born on a plain purple mat in a gold frame.

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Here is how we originally framed Zoe’s colorful birth announcement.

When I started my business, we decided to kick it up a notch. Here is the result:

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Zoe loves the updated framed collage keepsake of her colorful birth announcement.

See the difference? Are you getting inspired? Maybe you have something already framed that could use some updating? It’s like a new coat of paint – a new outlook – keeping things fresh, without losing their emotional significance.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@carolcolman), Twitter (@carolcolman), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/carolcolmancollages) to be sure you don’t miss a day! And look for the hashtag #greatgiftsguaranteed.

When you need a great gift, turn to Carol Colman Collages. Got a special occasion on your calendar Give me a call at 617.803.0366 so I can start creating something wonderful for you.

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A great review of keepsakes by Carol Colman Collages: birth announcement collage

It is thrilling when I know that a keepsake created by Carol Colman Collages achieves the goal of “wowing” the recipient with its thoughtfulness and originality.

So I am thrilled to share this review of a collage I created for Cigall Goldman of Mazel Moments using the birth announcement for the new addition to their family, baby Liya. A brief excerpt follows:

It’s not every day that you receive a package that blows you away with its thoughtfulness and creativity.  That’s exactly what happened when I received a personalized collage made from my daughter Liya’s baby announcement from the very talented Carol Colman Collages.…A sincere thank you to Carol for creating something so unbelievably special, that our family will treasure forever. A custom collage is a great gift for any life event.”

So you can see what I started with, here is the original birth announcement and the finished product:

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Original birth announcement for Liya Goldman used as focus of keepsake by Carol Colman Collages

 

 

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Carol Colman Collages keepsake for birth announcement of Liya Goldman

 

Who is next on your gift list? Ready to blow your gift recipients away with something they will appreciate now and cherish forever? If you’re in the market for a “wow” gift, who are you going to call? Carol Colman Collages! I can’t wait to make something beautiful for you.