In this photo-obsessed world we’re living in, we’ve seen all kinds of ways to document and share a baby’s first year in pictures — some of which are sweet, some of which are wow, you really had time to do all that? Striking the perfect balance in the middle: The new My First Year baby photo frame from our friend, mom, and talented artist Kerri Lee-Sensiba, of Tree by Kerri Lee.
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I think the lovely, fresh handpainted wooden designs (choose from a cute elephant or a more hipster camera motif) that are all made in the USA are a nice change from the more mass-produced and sometimes fussy 12-month picture frames that I tend to see.
It’s a fantastic keepsake baby gift in part because of your ability to personalize it, whether you add a name, birthdate, or some other short saying that’s meaningful. But if you don’t want to spend the extra $16, you’ve got some decent ready-made choices.
Smart touch: the colorful circular photo openings which make the frame look great on a wall even before it’s finished.
This is one thoughtful holiday gift for new parents, whether the baby has already hit one year, or one month — just fill it with the first few photos and they can do the rest. And the easy part is, I have no doubt parents will have more than a couple of options to choose from among their photo stash.
Word has it, parents like taking and sharing pictures of their kids these days. Have you heard that too?
Find the My First Year baby photo frame from Tree by Kerri Lee with optional personalization. There are two styles to choose from, multiple colors, and three ready-made captions to choose from.