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Anatomy of Fancy Schmancy Gift Wrap

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  I am SO excited!  After 18 months of travel, planning, changes, delays and a few tears – but plenty of excitement, my new gift packaging is here!!!

In my 17 years of being a jewelry maker, my gift packaging has gone through several iterations.  I started with a simple organza bag, moved on to basic off-the-shelf gift boxes, then on to my first custom gift box design.  And now…something so precious and lovely that I can’t help but smile when I think of it. {sigh}

I must say looking back, I’m so proud of my packaging changes, but possibly even prouder of my improved photography skills!  Whoa!  That’s craziness.

I work super hard behind-the-scenes to make sure your pearls are perfect (another blog post about that is coming soon), your gift wrap is gorgeous, and that her pearls make it all the way to her hands without a hitch.  I think you’d be surprised at the journey of this gift packaging’s path into existence.  It was quite a roller coaster, but a ride definitely done out of love.

It all started in 2015 – hubby and I packed up and flew to the bright lights of Las Vegas to our very first major trade show.  Coming from our little town of Lompoc, we were crazy overwhelmed.  Holy moly!  We had spent weeks making a plan of attack, so we didn’t miss any vendors at the show.  It was all mapped out & loaded up on the phone.

It took us THREE solid 8 hour days just to get through all of the vendors.  We had meetings and looked through what seemed like a gazillion box choices with scores of vendors.  We were exhausted, so we spent the last night binge watching House of Cards in our gorgeous room at the Aria – while looking out over the beautiful lights of the strip.

We left Las Vegas exhausted, with a bag full of colorful business cards, brochures, and contact information.  We even ran into my business crush, Lisa Leonard, at the airport in Santa Maria [I was too nervous to say hello].  Goodness. {blush}  I felt like a goofy groupie.  So silly!  The funny thing is that I’ve been in the jewelry biz far longer, but she’s just AMAZING.  Seriously.  Amazing.  Cat got your tongue kind of amazing.  But I digress…

After looking through the piles of the colorful brochures and business cards, the research began.  I spent literally 3 months researching, contacting, chatting, requesting samples, and generally getting to know several box manufacturers across the country.  I wanted to find the perfect box to hold the pearls while still sticking within the budget, so I didn’t have to raise my prices just because of gift packaging.

We found a company relatively close to home (and only a few minutes from Disneyland…can’t beat that!)  So we took the trek down several different times to meet with the company, design the boxes, choose all…the…things.  It’s insane how many decisions go in to making a superb box!  The shell, the fabric, the lining, the outer covering, the hot stamping foil choice, the outer gift packer, the bow.  Then I found the best anti-tarnish cloth that was also soft enough to safely store pearls, and I hired a seamstress to custom-make my special anti-tarnish pearl pouches to fit perfectly inside of our new custom boxes.  Hooray!!

We found that to have the manufacturer tie the ribbon on top of the box (not around the box…I want you to be able to open them before gifting), was going to QUADRUPLE the price.  What?!?!  Seriously.  Craziness.  So I sourced the perfect pink ribbon and now we individually cut, attach, and hand-tie each ribbon to the top of each box, right here in our little California studio.

So after a crazy journey of elation, disappointments, joys and tears…I present to you the fancy schmancy gift packaging that comes complimentary with every Little Girl’s Pearls order!

So what do you think?  Do you love it, too?  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!! ♥

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September Birthstone – Sapphire

September's beautiful blue birthstone - sapphire | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Happy Birthday, you gorgeous September babies!!

September feels like a month of new beginnings.  That might be my former teacher life showing through…but now that my boys are Jr. High & High School (WHAT?!?!) I swear our schedules are jam-packed as the school year starts.  September is definitely feeling like a big old “switch” in our lives and schedules.  So here’s to new beginnings and a little bit of history on the gorgeous sapphire – the beautiful birthstone of this new month.

September's Birthstone - Blue Sapphire & Pearl Necklace from Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Sapphires have been adored for centuries, and prominent figures throughout history have worn them often. In the Middle Ages, bishops and other top members of the clergy wore sapphires, which they associated with Heaven. The British royal family has also worn sapphires frequently. One of the most famous sapphires in the world, St. Edward’s Sapphire, is set into the Imperial State Crown. And of course, Princess Diana’s ♥ engagement work, worn now by Duchess Catherine Middleton, features a sapphire surrounded by diamonds. You don’t have to be a queen or princess to wear sapphires, but they may just make you feel like royalty.

Sapphire ~ September's Beautiful Birthstone ♥ Sapphire and Pearl bracelet for girls from Little Girl's Pearls

While sapphires come in a beautiful array of colors, blue sapphires range in color from a very light blue to a very dark navy, and some stones have hints of green or purple. The gemstones I use in handcrafting jewelry are a natural light blue shade, similar to a clear sky just as it starts to darken at dusk. If you’d like a darker, deeper stone, I also have dyed sapphires available. I think that both shades look absolutely beautiful when paired with pearls; the white complements the blue color perfectly.

September Birthstone - Blue Sapphire and Pearl earrings | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

If you or a special little girl in your life was born in September, you have a great excuse to wear sapphires. Even if September isn’t your birthstone, though, you don’t need an excuse. Sapphires are simply beautiful stones that always look lovely and elegant.

 

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Top 10 Baby Shower Gift Card Message Ideas

10 super cute baby shower gift card message ideas | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

A baby shower is all about celebrating a brand new life and supporting the mom and dad to-be as they prepare for their new roles as parents. It’s so exciting to be part of a friend or family member’s life at this point and to share in their happiness as they get ready to welcome a little bundle of joy into the world. Although you’ll have to wait a little while to greet the new baby, his or her mom and dad will be grateful for your presence (and presents!) at their baby shower.

There are endless great ideas for adorable and useful baby shower gifts: the tiniest pearl baby bracelets, booties, onesies, teethers, baby hats, blankets, children’s books, toys, and so on – you get the idea. It’s easy to find something that will make both you and the mom-to-be say “aw.” What can be a little trickier is filling out the accompanying card. We all get a little tongue-tied when it comes to writing messages that are sweet and meaningful. But don’t worry! You don’t have to resort to baby talk. You can use the messages below to share your excitement and well wishes with a newly growing family at their baby shower.

Baby SHower Gift Card Message #1 - Sending you so many warm wishes as you head out on this new adventure! You are going to be amazing parents to your new little sweetie girl. She will be so blessed to have you as her parents! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #1 – Sending you so many warm wishes as you head out on this new adventure!  You are going to be amazing parents to your new little sweetie girl.  She will be so blessed to have you as her parents!

Baby Shower Gift Card Message #2 - Congratulations! I'm wishing you a tranquil pregnancy, a sooth delivery, and endless joy at home with your new sweet baby girl! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #2 – Congratulations!  I’m wishing you a tranquil pregnancy, a sooth delivery, and endless joy at home with your new sweet baby girl!

Baby Shower Gift Card Message #3 - Congratulations, Mama! I'm wishing you the very best as you look forward to all of the wonderful moments of raising a new baby: each toe wriggle, nose wrinkle, coo and sleepy grin. I hope you find endless joy in motherhood. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #3 – Congratulations, Mama!  I’m wishing you the very best as you look forward to all of the wonderful moments of raising a new baby:  each toe wriggle, nose wrinkle, coo and sleepy grin.  I hope you find endless joy in motherhood.

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #4 - I am so happy for you! Cherish these little moments. They go far too quickly. Soon you will get to snuggle your precious little girl! You are going to be an amazing mama! You’ve totally got this. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
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I am so happy for you!  Cherish these little moments.  They go far too quickly.  Soon you will get to snuggle your precious little girl!  You are going to be an amazing mama!  You’ve totally got this.

 Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #5 - Hang on tight! Your world is about to get a little bigger. She is going to turn your world upside down in such an amazing way! You are going to be the best mama ever!! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #5 – Hang on tight!  Your world is about to get a little bigger.  She is going to turn your world upside down in such an amazing way!  You are going to be the best mama ever!!

 Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #6 - Congratulations on your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy! I hope that every diaper is matched with a big joyful smile and that every sleepless night is matched with a priceless memory. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #6 – Congratulations on your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy!  I hope that every diaper is matched with a big joyful smile and that every sleepless night is matched with a priceless memory.

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #7 - I am so excited to celebrate with you! I can’t wait to snuggle your little sweet pea & spoil her rotten. You are going to be the best mommy ever...but I will be the very best auntie! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #7 – I am so excited to celebrate with you!  I can’t wait to snuggle your little sweet pea & spoil her rotten.  You are going to be the best mommy ever…but I will be the very best auntie!

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #8 - Your days are going to be filled with endless firsts that will be more precious than pearls. Treausre her while she’s little. She will grow so very quickly. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #8 – Your days are going to be filled with endless firsts that will be more precious than pearls.  Treausre her while she’s little.  She will grow so very quickly.

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #9 - Tiny toes, itty bitty nose, twinkly eyes and sleepy smiles... She’s coming so soon! I know you can’t wait to snuggle her. You’re going to be the very best mama to your precious little pearl. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #9 – Tiny toes, itty bitty nose, twinkly eyes and sleepy smiles…  She’s coming so soon!  I know you can’t wait to snuggle her.  You’re going to be the very best mama to your precious little pearl.

Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #10 - I know this is such a big change in your life. Don’t worry, I’m always here for you. Well...maybe not for the diaper part. But I’ll definitely be here for the snuggling part! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Baby Shower Gift Card Message Idea #10 – I know this is such a big change in your life.  Don’t worry, I’m always here for you.  Well…maybe not for the diaper part.  But I’ll definitely be here for the snuggling part!

Mom, you're not alone. I'll always be here for you. You've totally go this! | Encouragement for mom from Little Girl's Pearls. ♥

So there you go…if you need a super quick, last-minute baby shower gift card message idea, you’ve got 10 to choose from!  So give the new mama-to-be a sweet little gift card & let her know you’ve got her back.  That’s all we mamas need – a tribe of other great mamas to help us in the ups and downs of being a mom. xoxo

Here are a few beautiful ideas for a precious keepsake gift for the new little baby girl!

Baby shower pearl jewelry sets. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Pearl baby bracelets - baby girl baby shower gift ideas. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Pearl baby necklaces for her baby shower gift | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

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Second Star to the Right Free Printable

Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning - Peter Pan | free 8x10 printable from Little Girl's Pearls ♥

I have two boys.  They are so old now.  I can’t believe how quickly they’ve grown.  12 and 16 is far too old for this mama.  When did this happen?  When they were little, their imaginations soared.  Just like Peter Pan and Wendy through the night sky.  They were gleeful and giggly and silly and wonderful!  Now that they are older they are just as imaginative.  Far more creative and brilliant than I ever imagined they could be.  The things their minds dream up are crazy amazing and wonderful and insane.  They make this mama proud.  It’s amazing how it’s hard to watch them grow up, but it’s so wonderful to see the people they have become.  They bring a joy to my heart that I will never be able to explain.  I’m such a goof – I’m tearing up a bit thinking about it!

My husband and I always joke that before kids we never lost our temper, yelled, worried or cried nearly as much as we do now.  However, we also never laughed as hysterically, dreamed as big or imagined as much as since our boys joined our family.  My mama hope and wish is that they never lose that creative and imaginative outlook on life.  Enjoy, my sweet not-so-little boys.  Know that this mama is right there behind you, cheering you on as you soar through the night – to the second start to the right and straight on ’til morning.

Second star to the right and on til morning - Peter Pan free printable download from Little Girl's Pearls. ♥

This little free printable is set up to print neatly on a regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of letter size paper.  The file is set to print at a very detailed 300 dpi (so it’s nice and crisp) – but it makes it a bit of a big file, so download it & walk away to get a cup of tea while it finishes popping up on your computer.

It is a PDF file, so you’ll need a PDF reader (like adobe PDF) – they’re available free online.  Simply print, cut off 1/2″ off the top & bottom and 1/4″ off of each size.  Voila – a great 8″x10″ print for your kiddo’s wall!  Just click on the image above to download your PDF.  If you have any troubles, give me a holler. ♥

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Top 10 Flower Girl Gift Card Message Ideas

10 perfect gift card message ideas for your beautiful flower girl - ideas for before the wedding and thank you for after the wedding. | Little Girl's Pearls

On your wedding day, your flower girl is probably almost as excited as you are. She gets to dress up in a special dress, be part of a fairy tale day, and walk down the aisle with all eyes on her. She might also be a little nervous. After all, all those expectant faces can be a little daunting for a little girl! Whether she’s nervous or excited (or probably a mix of both), your flower girl will be an important part of your wedding day. Wedding guests love to ooh and aw over an adorable flower girl walking down the aisle, and you can share precious moments dancing with her at your reception.

Here are some ideas for thoughtful flower girl card messages that will light up her smile and make her extra happy that she gets to be your flower girl.

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Ideas for Before the Wedding | Little Girl's Pearls

Flower Girl Gift Card Message #1 - Thank you for being my flower girl! I’m so lucky to have a wonderful young lady like you walk down the aisle with me. Thank you for helping to make my wedding extra special! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Thank you for being my flower girl! I’m so lucky to have a wonderful young lady like you walk down the aisle with me. Thank you for helping to make my wedding extra special!

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Idea #2 - I couldn’t have picked anyone better to be my flower girl. With your bright smile, beautiful dress, and graceful walk, you’re going to be the best flower girl anyone has ever seen. I can’t wait to watch you walk down the aisle. Thank you for being my special flower girl! | Little Girl's Pearls

I couldn’t have picked anyone better to be my flower girl. With your bright smile, beautiful dress, and graceful walk, you’re going to be the best flower girl anyone has ever seen. I can’t wait to watch you walk down the aisle. Thank you for being my special flower girl!

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Idea #3 - What makes a great flower girl? A beautiful dress, a happy smile, some lovely flowers, and a golden heart. Luckily, you have all of those! Thank you so much for being my flower girl. I’m so glad I get to share this special day with you. | Little Girl's Pearls

What makes a great flower girl? A beautiful dress, a happy smile, some lovely flowers, and a golden heart. Luckily, you have all of those! Thank you so much for being my flower girl. I’m so glad I get to share this special day with you.

Flower GIrl Gift Card Message Idea #4 - Thank you for being my flower girl! I hope you have so much fun walking down the aisle, dancing, and eating cake later today. I’m so glad we get to share our wedding with you. | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for being my flower girl! I hope you have so much fun walking down the aisle, dancing, and eating cake later today. I’m so glad we get to share our wedding with you.

Flower Girl Thank you note message ideas for after the wedding. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Idea #5 - A special thank you for being such a wonderful flower girl. You did such a fantastic job, and all the guests loved watching you walk down the aisle with your bright and beautiful smile. Thank you for helping to make my wedding day perfect. | Little Girl's Pearls

A special thank you for being such a wonderful flower girl. You did such a fantastic job, and all the guests loved watching you walk down the aisle with your bright and beautiful smile. Thank you for helping to make my wedding day perfect.

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Idea #6 - Thank you for being such an amazing flower girl! I’m so glad I chose someone as kind and happy as you. You made me smile so many times on my special wedding day, and I know you brought smiles to everyone who saw you. You helped make my wedding day the happiest day of my life! | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for being such an amazing flower girl! I’m so glad I chose someone as kind and happy as you. You made me smile so many times on my special wedding day, and I know you brought smiles to everyone who saw you. You helped make my wedding day the happiest day of my life!

Flower Girl Gift Card Message #7 - Thank you for being my flower girl! You did such a wonderful job walking down the aisle, and after I watched you, I didn’t feel as nervous anymore. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special! | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for being my flower girl! You did such a wonderful job walking down the aisle, and after I watched you, I didn’t feel as nervous anymore. Thank you for helping to make our wedding so special!

Flower Girl Gift Card Message #8 - Thank you for adding your beauty, happiness, and special flair to our wedding day. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we couldn’t have asked for a better flower girl. | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for adding your beauty, happiness, and special flair to our wedding day. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we couldn’t have asked for a better flower girl.

Flower Girl Gift Card Message Idea #9 - Thank you for being our flower girl! The flowers were beautiful, but you were the one who made the beginning of our wedding really special. We had so much fun sharing our wedding with you. | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for being our flower girl! You carried your special flowers so beautifully!  You made the beginning of our wedding really special. We had so much fun sharing our wedding with you.

Flower Girl Gift Card Message #10 - Thank you for being our superstar flower girl! You looked like a princess in your dress, and you made everyone smile as you walked down the aisle. We’re so grateful you could be a part of our special day. | Little Girl's Pearls

Thank you for being our superstar flower girl! You looked like a princess in your dress, and you made everyone smile as you walked down the aisle. We’re so grateful you could be a part of our special day.

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To show some appreciation for your flower girl superstar princess, you may want to treat her to a special gift or card. Traditional gifts include something she can wear during your wedding and then keep as a keepsake, such as a piece of flower girl jewelry, or a toy she can play with to keep from getting bored during the reception. A card, whether accompanying a gift or on its own, can help show your gratitude for your little flower girl and make her feel extra special.

Flower Girl Necklaces - Perfect Flower Girl Gifts by Little Girl's Pearls. ♥

Flower Girl Earrings - Perfect flower girl gifts by Little Girl's Pearls. ♥

Flower Girl Bracelets in real pearls and silver by Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Do you have any stories about your flower girl on your wedding day?  They can be so cute and SO funny!  They bring such a lovely levity to the day.  They help the bride keep her sense of humor!!  I’d love to hear your stories. ♥

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I love you more than all the stars free printable

I love you more than all the stars free printable | Little Girl's Pearls

You may not know why, but this is so near and dear to my heart!  Firstly, I married an astronomy geek.  ♥  Secondly said amazing astronomy geek works on Vandenberg Air Force base here on the gorgeous Central Coast of California.  We are incredibly lucky to get to watch various rockets launch on a relatively regular basis.

There’s something so magical and amazing watching the rockets soar into outer space right in front of our very eyes.  So because their daddy does what he does & they have grown up watching these amazing fiery balls of light jet off into space, both of our boys are completely in love with the stars.  Our oldest is convinced he’ll be traveling to Mars and has decided to study sustainable farming, so he can be the first Mars farmer.

I love you more than all the stars free printable.

So while their feet are right here on the ground, their heads are all floating among the beautiful stars.  Giant balls of gas and fire that capture our imagination, creativity and love from a very young age.

My boys know that when I tell them that I love them more than all the stars that it is a BIG deal.  I love them so much, and this is just an itty bitty way to remind them.  Do you have a kiddo with her head in the stars?  This free printable might make a fun little graphic for her wall or a cover of a notebook.

It’s set up to print on a regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper.  I used photo paper, but feel free to use card stock or whatever paper you have on hand.  If you’d like it in a frame, you can cut 1/2″ off the top and the bottom & 1/4″ off left and right to fit in an 8″ x 10″ frame.  It’s a PDF document, so you can use any free PDF reader to open it.

get your free printable - I love you more than all the stars - from Little Girl's Pearls.

Sending a little star love your way today!! ♥✵☆ミ

February Amethyst Birthstone

February Birthstone Amethyst

Amethyst, February’s magical birthstone, is one of my favorite gemstones of all time. I love its beautiful purple color, which makes it really stand out when mingled with lustrous pearls in a piece of jewelry. Amethyst is a kind of quartz, and its color can vary from a pale pinkish violet to a true deep purple to green.

February - amethyst birthstone name bracelet. February amethyst and pearl earrings

The stone’s beautiful color means that it’s been cherished throughout history. Ancient Egyptians and Romans used amethysts to make stunning engraved gems, Ancient Greeks used them to decorate elaborate drinking glasses, and European soldiers made protective amulets out of them. Many of these people believed that amethysts could protect them and keep them calm. I’m not surprised that people of the past thought that amethysts must be full of magical properties. The color is so beautiful that it’s hard to believe it’s natural; maybe there is some magic hidden away in there after all.

February Amethyst Adorable Bracelet February Amethyst and Pearl Necklace

Magic or no, I know that little girls love the color of amethysts. Who wouldn’t love that gorgeous purple color? It looks beautiful on its own, and it also looks wonderful when surrounded by shiny pearls and sparkly silver jewelry. When set in gold, an amethyst looks like it should belong to a queen or king. It’s a simply beautiful birthstone, with a color that’s magical.

10 Sweet Valentine Gift Card Message Ideas

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Valentine’s Day isn’t really a romantic holiday around here.  My hubby has never been a practitioner of big romantic gestures, so ever since we welcomed our boys into our family, we have always treated Valentine’s Day as a great time to show them how very special they are to us!  I’m sure your sweetie daughters, granddaughters and nieces all know that they are important to you, but Valentine’s Day can be a fun time to celebrate your how much she means to you & make her feel extra special.

For our boys, Valentine’s Day has always been a day that we shower them with love and hugs and kisses and special little things like heart-shaped pancakes and special little notes.  Flowers, chocolate and conversation hearts sometimes make their way into our family day, but really it’s the little gestures of love and appreciation that make the day one of my favorite days of the year.

One of my favorite family traditions centers around the little mailbox we got each boy when they were little.  It’s a little red metal mail box (it’s absolutely precious), and each of our kiddos sets it outside of their room on February 1st.  Then every day through February 14th I leave them a new little note letting them know how much I appreciate them and love them.  I make sure to let them know what I love about them and why they are so special to our family.  I also leave little candies, toys, and other special goodies in their mailboxes.  Wouldn’t a keepsake pearl bracelet make the perfect gift for her mail box on Valentine’s day???

If you’re stumped on what to write to your special little Valentine, here are 10 Valentine’s Day gift card messages to help you show your littles how very much you love them!  There are 10 different messages & then below them I have included the messages written out in case you want to copy & paste any of the messages into your special gift card.

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All you really need to do is to take a little extra time to make your little one feel happy and let her know she’s loved.  How about a special family dinner that you all make together?  A family walk around the block or to the park?  Or a quick trip out for her favorite ice cream (this is my boys’ favorite).  Family dance parties are also a big hit at our house.  Even now that the boys are older, they love being totally crazy and weird dancing around the house with hubby & I!

One thing that was surprising to me was that my youngest loves to pick me little bouquets of flowers for my office desk.  So I decided to pick him a little bouquet for his desk.  He was absolutely thrilled!  There are infinite ways to celebrate with your Valentine!

Whatever your plans for Valentine’s Day, start a fun tradition that you can repeat year after year.  Especially now that the boys are older, it’s fun to see how they’ve hung on to even the smallest of traditions – never forgetting *anything*.  Seriously, they have the minds of elephants!!  So have some fun with your little Valentine!!  They’ll remember it forever. ♥

10 sweet messages for new baby girl gift cards

10 sweet gift card messages for new baby girls and their parents

There’s nothing more wonderful than welcoming a new baby into the world. When my boys were born, my favorite time was when they fell asleep in my arms.  They are so snugly when they’re tiny!  A little one’s birth is a moment to celebrate not only for itself, but for the many years of joy and love to come.

I know that the weeks following the arrival of a precious little baby girl are going to be full of many irreplaceable moments:

  • the first time she smiles at you
  • when she wraps her tiny hand around your finger
  • when she stops crying as you hold her
  • laying your cheek in her precious head while she sleeps

Of course, there may also be some difficult moments (dirty diapers and loss of sleep are fairly unavoidable), but in your memories even those will become part of the joy of celebrating the arrival of this precious new little one.

Whether you are the mother, father, family, or friend of the family, you’ll want to remember these moments forever. You may also want to give a gift that shows your love for the baby girl and symbolizes the bond between you. Even though your heart may be full of emotions, it can often be hard to write a gift card that conveys your affection. You may want the entire family to recognize the love you attach to your gift, or you may hope that your new dear one will be able to look back on your note in the years to come. Either way, you want a gift card that is meaningful and sweet. I know how hard it can be to come up with the perfect message. You can use the following ideas verbatim or as inspiration for a lovely note to a beautiful baby girl. These cards are perfect to accompany our Little Girl’s Pearls, but they can be adjusted to accompany any meaningful gift.

You will find the gift messages numbered below – perfect for sharing and pinning!  Below that you will find the messages that you can copy and paste for her perfect New Baby gift card. ♥

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Little love joy precious new baby gift card message.

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New little girl baby gift card message idea.

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Congratulations on your bundle of joy gift message.

In case you’d rather copy & past – here are the gift card messages written out for you.

Gift Messages to Write in a New Baby Girl Gift Card:

Message #1 – Although you are small, I love you more than words can express. As you grow each day, my love for you grows, too. Know that you are in my heart wherever you go, and I am always her for you to comfort you in life.

Message #2 – Welcome into the world, little one. If I could, I would give the whole world to you.  But it wouldn’t fit in your tiny, sweet hands. I give you these pearls as a sweet little token of my love and of all that I hope to give you as you grow.

Message #3 – Daughter, from the first time you smiled at me, I knew that I was blessed. I am so grateful for your presence in my life and for the pure happiness each of your smiles brings. I promise to do everything I can to protect each of your dreams and to dry all of your tears.

Message #4 – These pearls for you are timeless just as you, my love, are in my heart forever.  These moments I have with you now, your sweet smiles, and the touch of your tiny fingers, will last in my memory forever.  I cannot tell you how much I cherish these moments or how very much I love you.

Message #5 – My little dear, I hope that each time you look at this gift you see it as a symbol of my love for you. Know that my love is everlasting and you are my heart’s joy. Having you here is a gift to me, and I hope that every day I can remind you of how precious you are.

Gift Messages to Write to the Parents of a New Baby Girl:

Message #6 – Congratulations on your new daughter! [Name] is lucky to have such kind and caring parents, and you are lucky to have such a beautiful little girl. I know that in the years to come she will help you grow in both wisdom and happiness.

Message #7 – Congratulations on bringing a beautiful new life into the world. I hope that the coming days are full of joy, smiles, and love. You deserve all three, and I’m sure you’ll find them all in your new, sweet daughter.

Message #8 – Congratulations on your beautiful little girl. I hope that this gift will help you celebrate her birth and become a treasured keepsake as she grows.

Message #9 – Congratulations! I hope that the arrival of your new little girl fills you with happiness and wonder. I wish your family all the best and am thinking of you all during this most exciting time.

Message #10 – Congratulations on your little bundle of joy! I’m sending my own token of love your way, as well as hopes for the happiest of days to come.

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though she be but little she is fierce free printable

though she be but little she is fierce free printable

This is one of my most loved quotes of all time.  I studied Shakespeare in England for a summer during college, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was one of my very favorite plays.  I thought this would be perfect a for a nursery or little girl’s room.  She is so very small when she is a new little sweetie, but she will do amazing things as she grows!

“though she be but little she is fierce” – William Shakespeare

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You can print it on a regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper or photo paper.  It prints out full sheet and can be trimmed to fit in an 8×10 frame.

DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE HERE.  It is a PDF document.  You can open it with a free PDF reader.  If you run across any questions or issues, just let me know.

Each month in 2016 I will post a new free printable.  I can’t wait!  This is going to be such an exciting project. ♥  I can’t wait to share a new one with you every month.  You can find them here on my blog each month, or if you’d prefer, sign up for the Little Girl’s Pearls email list & I’ll send them to your inbox each month.  {Easy Peasy}

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