My kids believe they are the World’s Greatest Fans of Dylan’s Candy Bar. Which is hilarious, considering that every single one of the zillions of kids who visit their shops each year also believe that they are the World’s Greatest Fans of Dylan’s Candy Bar. So when they joined on as our newest sponsor (yay!), and asked us to take a look at their new selection of personalized candy favors and gifts at the Dylan’s Candy Bar online Design Shoppe (double yay!), you have no idea how quickly I raised my hand. (Sorry, CMP comrades — early bird gets the chocolate.) -Special Offer:...Read More
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If you have a Disney crazy kid (do I need a pun in here about kids not being able to “let it go?”) you’re going to love this one: Paperless Post, our go-to site for high quality online invitations and stationery has just announced a new line of Paperless Post Disney ecards. Actually, calling them ecards almost does them a disservice; even as someone who isn’t always so keen on the licensed character stuff, I liken the whole series to beautifully designed digital stationery, right down to the typefaces. Hey, when’s the last time you found a Whinny the Pooh or Mickey...Read More
We’ve all been huge fans and supporters of Minted long before they were a Cool Mom Picks sponsor, so it seems hard to believe that they are turning seven! It’s no surprise their ever-growing collection of stationery, invitations, and gifts designed by indie artists around the world are so popular with parents, including us. They really are some of the most beautifully designed options that we see anywhere. So in honor of the big Minted birthday celebration (aw, seven is such a fun year), they’re offering a special store-wide discount on everything. We’ve gone through and picked some of our own personal favorites on...Read More
Over the summer months, we love any excuse to host a party–July 4th, birthday parties, backyard barbecues. And the more we do it, the better we get at finding the right places to find the right stuff to make it easy. So we’re so excited to welcome back one of our very favorite sponsors, Minted, which also happens to be one of our very favorite sources for beautiful custom invitations. And right now, this is a great time to visit. Oh, did we mention the sale? The Minted Baby & Kids Summer Event Sale right now gets you 15% off all baby announcements, kids’ personalized stationery,...Read More
We’ve had babies on the brain around here lately for some reason. Maybe it has a little something to do with spring coming–and how soon we’ll be seeing more of those cute little baby toes peeking out from their stroller blankets. So we had the best time checking out all the new Minted birth announcements, cards, artwork and baby gifts, seeing as how they’re one of our favorite stationers–and one of our favorite longtime sponsors. (Thanks, Minted!) It’s always so fun to see what designs their independent artists from around the world are coming up with next. And the best part...Read More
Cool baby shower invitations aren’t always easy so come by, what with showers tending to overflow with oohing and aahing and sweetness pink and blue everything. Nothing wrong with that at all. But if your parenting style is a bit more wry, I’ve put together some of my favorite cool baby shower invitations that make me smile for reasons more than “a baby’s coming!” Trust me, you’ll need to keep that sense of humor once that little guy or gal is here . If you’re still in shock over the news of your impending arrival–or you’re known for spending way too much...Read More
Your baby shower might be your last chance to party without a teddy bear under your arm and a spit-up cloth over your shoulder. If you’re not down with the pastels and fuzzy-wuzzies, here’s a cool and clever baby shower invite from one of our faves, Minted, that’s could be the alcohol-free toast of the town. We love the personalized baby shower invites with this clever “toast” theme. Prices change depending on quantity, and you can add on extras like premium recycled or pearlescent paper or matching thank-you cards. I really like how clear the pricing structure is, as they show...Read More
Paperless Post has saved my hide on more than one occasion in the last 3 years since they launched. I’ve used this wonderful service to send digital kids’ party invitations, adult party invitations, thank you notes, and yeah, apology notes for not sending a thank you note sooner. We’re so excited that they’re now launching an extensive collection just for new parents starting today. And we get to be the first to tell you about it! Also? It’s gorgeous. The Paperless Post baby collection is as comprehensive as it is beautiful, with 250 (!!) designs that include shower invitations,...Read More
I always need another reason to eat cupcakes (well, I don’t need a reason) and now I have one. All I need is a baby shower invitation and I’m all set. The edible icing cupcake topper folks at Ticings.com (a big fave around here) have collaborated with the cute t-shirt mavens Colette Kids on an adorable DIY baby shower kit. You’ll get a 100% rib cotton onesie from Colette Kids, plus 2 dozen customizable peel-and-press, gluten-free cupcake toppers, all with the same cute image. If are you aren’t planning on serving cupcakes, you can use them on everything from slices of fruit to...Read More
We found (and squealed about) the delicious, inventive cards and invitations from Bird and Banner years ago, but it’s been a while since I stopped by to see what’s new. Let’s just say the selection hasn’t quite made me want to have another baby just for the shower invitations, but if I were to be asked to pick them out for you, I would jump at the chance. While Erin and Nicole made a name for themselves working with fabrics (check out the imaginative wedding invitations for Grace Bonney of design*sponge, printed on vintage handkerchiefs!) I love seeing what...Read More
What’s that delightful flavor? I mean, I know it’s paper. But there are essences of ballerina, candy, fruit, robot, and… do I detect the delightful aroma of ninja? It must be Paperflavor, the brand new site offering a truly creative range of invitations, stationery, and other beautiful paper goods that are just my cup of (flavored) tea. The stationery sets are unusually adorable–a great choice for a tween girl who likes that cute animé illustration style. And there’s a nice selection of baby shower invitations and photo baby announcements that are bright, colorful and modern. It’s a refreshing change...Read More
Unless I’ve got a friend who isn’t telling me something, I have no need for baby shower invitations any time soon. I’m not hosting one–that I know of. But when the time comes, I’m so excited to use one of the new baby shower invitations from Tiny Prints. They’ve really stepped up their collection (which was, truthfully, in need of a little stepping up) with gorgeous, witty, modern designs. My personal favorite is the Cutest Dare invitation (pictured). So retro and fun. I also love the idea of a gender-revealing shower. Never heard of that before. And though I...Read More
I guess I must have just assumed that Hallmark already offered customizable baby announcements because they’re pretty much the greeting card pioneers. But apparently, that was not the case, since I just got word that their brand new line personalized baby announcements just hit their site. From what I can see, they look pretty darn cool. I’m equally impressed with the simple, stylish designs as I am with the ease of ordering and sending them (I tried out their thank-you cards myself), and the fantastic prices. Hallmark has got everything from the cute girl announcement that turns your full-frame photo...Read More
It’s starting to feel like contest judging week at Cool Mom Picks. Which is fantastic, considering how much we like giving things away to deserving people. But this time, we need your help. And you can win stuff too. One of our favorite sponsors, Minted (and a card shop we totally adore – so thanks for the sponsor love, guys!) is hosting a “Joyful Celebration” design contest for indie designers to create modern, cheerful, baby shower and baptism invitations. The winners get cash, the top ten will be sold on Minted, and we even get to pick a Cool...Read More
I’m a huge fan of the electronic invitation, because I’m an online kinda gal. But I have to admit that sometimes there’s simply no substitute for nice stationery if you want to be proper about it. So it’s about time someone created a service that combines both. Paperless Post is literally the best of both worlds. You can manage your event online, track who’s viewed your invite, amass RSVPs, even sell tickets online. But the custom designs you create are so gorgeous, you’d send them on paper if only you had the time. And the money. And knew where...Read More
The beautiful new collection of modern cards, announcements and invitations from Paper Culture have me as excited as any note cards we’ve seen in a while. And we see a whole lot of note cards so that’s saying something. The baby announcements are a welcome change from the same old derivative designs we see pretty much everywhere, combining your own photo with sweet contemporary illustrations in color combos right out of the latest Wallpaper* magazine. There are also some fantastic kids’ birthday invitations (love that pirate!) and a great selection of personalized baby shower invitations that while modern, are...Read More
I realize that baby showers are about celebrating the impending arrival, but it’s also about giving the expectant mom some props as well, right? That’s why I’m loving the Sweet Dreams Boy baby shower invitations from mom-owned Pretty Printing which strike the perfect mix between cute and classy. Owner Connie Feiner was a buyer for Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors before starting her printing business and the pedigree definitely shows. Her simple yet sophisticated designs are printed on sturdy card stock with original graphics. You customize the message and the type, but we’d go with Connie’s recos. While, sure,...Read More
Creating eye-catching baby stationery is not nearly as easy as it looks. Anyone can print teddy bears or glue gingham bows on heavy card stock. It takes something special to make me sit up and say, “Awww…” Gracie Girl Notes are definitely something special. Designer Bevin McSorley combines simple yet innovative designs with great attention to detail on her custom note cards, party invitations and birth announcements. Adorned with paper cut-outs of ice skates, dump trucks, animals or polka dotted cupcakes, Gracie Girl’s brightly colored personalized notes really stand out from the standard 2-D offerings. These custom cards are...Read More
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a picture of a pregnant woman on your shower invitations and thank you notes, but you don’t want something all realistic, right? Because what would your “glowing” sciatica-suffering, never-sleeping, puffy-ankled self look like as an invitation anyway? The Expecting in Style cards from the Bonnie Marcus collection are as stylish as you wanna be, underneath the stretch marks and food aversions. The Glamour Mom card seen here fit the bill for a perfectly chic thank-you on recycled card stock, plus a chunk of the cash gets donated to The Breast Council Research Foundation. Personalization...Read More
Some of us are party-throwers, and some of us are party-goers. I’m in the latter category; just the thought of planning a guest list has me biting off my nails. However, the custom invitations from 1st Comes Love are so wonderful that they’ve got me thinking up occasions that merit a get-together. Going beyond the traditional wedding and baby shower invitations, owner and designer (and mom) Roopal Shah has created modern but accessible stationery for a wide range of occasions – from kids party cards to birth announcements to third anniversary of her 35th birthday invitations. Her attention to...Read More
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