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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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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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August Birthstone – Peridot

Peridot - August Birthstone | the history of the beautiful green gem for all of you August babies! Little Girl's Pearls ♥

August has a special place in my heart.  Our youngest was born in August & my dad’s birthday is August.  The weather is always spectacular here on the Central Coast of California and it seems that we have oodles of great marshmallow roasts and family chats sitting on the patio watching the stars.

Peridot and Pearl bracelet - a perfect gift to celebrate her August birthday! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Peridot (pronounced per-i-doh) is a wonderful bright green color that is reminiscent of sunlight through the leaves.  My silly spell check doesn’t even recognize Peridot as a word!  Whatever…I think it’s beautiful.  Some of the amazing facts I found while researching the history of peridot include:

  • Peridot has been mined for over 3,500 years!
  • Peridot is the only gemstone (other than diamond) that is created in the magma of the earth’s upper mantle (about 20 – 55 miles below the surface of the earth).
  • Peridot is brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions that push the magma up through the crust of the earth.
  • Many believe the “emeralds” in the ornate jewelry of Cleopatra was actually peridot stones.

Adorable keepsake pearl and peridot necklace - a lovely little gift for her August birthday. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

I find it interesting that some of the properties believed to be possessed by peridot are that it is thought to ward off anxiety and help with being successful in relationships.

Gorgeous pearl and peridot birthstone post earrings for her August birthday! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Whether or not the gorgeous pale green stone contains mystical properties is definitely out-shined by it’s true beauty and earthiness.  If you’re lucky enough to be born in August, you get to claim the beautiful peridot as your birthstone.

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10 Baptism Gift Card Message Ideas

10 meaningful and sweet gift card message ideas for Baptism. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

A baby girl’s baptism, christening, blessing or dedication is an important milestone that will be cherished by her family and loved ones for years to come.  It’s a moment to celebrate a new member of the family and the little one’s entry into the Christian faith.  Being part of a Baptism celebration is a special honor.  Whether you are a parent, grandparent, Godfather, Godmother, aunt, uncle or family friend, your love and support can help make this special day a joyous occasion.

Sometimes the hardest part about being a part of a Baptism is finding the perfect thing to write in her card or the perfect meaningful Baptism gift.  I wanted to help you solve your dilemma with 10 Baptism gift card message ideas and a few sweet Baby girl Baptism gift ideas that will become cherished keepsakes.

Congratulations on this wonderful milestone. As you celebrate [baby name]’s baptism today, I pray that God’s love shines down upon your family.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #1 – Congratulations on this wonderful milestone. As you celebrate [baby name]’s baptism today, I pray that God’s love shines down upon your family.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #2 - I send you congratulations and love today as your little lamb enters Jesus’ fold. I know that this will be just the first of many blessed milestones for [baby] and your family. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #2 – I send you congratulations and love today as your little lamb enters Jesus’ fold. I know that this will be just the first of many blessed milestones for [baby] and your family.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #3 - On this special day, I hope that you feel the joy and warmth of God’s love. Know that God’s love will continue to shine down, providing lifelong blessings and faith for your little one. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #3 – On this special day, I hope that you feel the joy and warmth of God’s love. Know that God’s love will continue to shine down, providing lifelong blessings and faith for your little one.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #4 - Congratulations on your baptism. I hope that today will be the first day of a lasting faith that brings you comfort, strength, and guidance. I pray that God fills you with love and happiness for today and every day. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #4 – Congratulations on your baptism. I hope that today will be the first day of a lasting faith that brings you comfort, strength, and guidance. I pray that God fills you with love and happiness for today and every day.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #5 - Congratulations to you and your little one on this blessed day. May your day be filled with joy, love, and many beautiful moments to create wonderful memories for your family. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #5 – Congratulations to you and your little one on this blessed day. May your day be filled with joy, love, and many beautiful moments to create wonderful memories for your family.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #6 - Today you feel the Lord’s love and blessing. Know that you will carry that joy and comfort with you for the rest of your life, to lift you up as you celebrate happy times and to light up your darker moments. May God’s grace bless you always. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #6 – Today you feel the Lord’s love and blessing. Know that you will carry that joy and comfort with you for the rest of your life, to lift you up as you celebrate happy times and to light up your darker moments. May God’s grace bless you always.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #7 - I’m thinking of [baby’s name] and your entire loving family on this special day. Congratulations, and I pray that today provides you with wonderful memories for years to come. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #7 – I’m thinking of [baby’s name] and your entire loving family on this special day. Congratulations, and I pray that today provides you with wonderful memories for years to come.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #8 - Congratulations, little one. I pray that the Holy Spirit blesses you and fills you with love, peace, and happiness today and for all your days to come. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #8 – Congratulations, little one. I pray that the Holy Spirit blesses you and fills you with love, peace, and happiness today and for all your days to come.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #9 - Congratulations today as you celebrate [baby name] entering your faith. I pray that this special milestone is full of love and joy from your friends and family. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #9 – Congratulations today as you celebrate [baby name] entering your faith. I pray that this special milestone is full of love and joy from your friends and family.

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #10 - As you are welcomed into His Family today, may God send his angels to watch over you and guide you as you grow in faith. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Baptism Gift Card Message Idea #10 – As you are welcomed into His Family today, may God send his angels to watch over you and guide you as you grow in faith.

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Whether or not you are giving a gift, a short card can help to convey your congratulations and affection. Above, you will find ideas for sweet and meaningful cards for the family on the occasion of a baptism or christening.

If you choose to attend the baptism or send a gift or card from afar, you’re sharing your love and warmth with the baby and baby’s family. By helping to welcome the little one into God’s light, you help to make this milestone full of love. For a little girl, a piece of pearl jewelry makes a beautiful, traditional gift. You may even choose a necklace or bracelet with a cross charm to serve as a reminder of God’s love and protection.

Keepsake Baptism Pearl Bracelets from Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Keepsake Pearl and Silver baptism Necklaces by Little Girl's Pearls ♥

Pearl and Birthstone Baptism Jewelry Necklace and Bracelet Sets from Little Girl's Pearls ♥

from small beginnings come great things free printable

From Small Beginnings Come Great Things Free Printable from Little Girl's Pearls - perfect for her nursery or big girl room.

When searching around for quotes for your free printable this month, this old American Proverb really spoke to me right now.  I am a worry wart.  I mean seriously, I worry about my kiddos all…the…time!  My boys are 12 and 15, which I truly can’t believe.  I have a slide show of their itty bitty baby faces looking at me from my computer screen daily.  I absolutely cannot fathom that from those itty bitty babies I now have a spunky pre-teen and a ginormous teenager.  How on earth did that happen???

from small beginnings - a sweet free printable 8x10 for her baby nursery or little girl room | Little Girl's Pearls ♥

When our oldest was born we had nursing issues.  He was so tiny and sad because he was hungry.  It just broke my heart.  We spent weeks going daily back and forth to the next town to the lactation consultant.  It took 3 months, but we finally got the hang of it.

Come great things - a lovely free printable from Little Girl's Pearls for her baby nursery, baby shower gift or big girl room.

In those early days I was so worried about him gaining weight and growing.  Now he’s over 6 feet tall, taller than his daddy, and still growing.  He can polish off a 3 pound pot roast and a couple of pounds of carrots if we let him.  Oh my word.  So in the middle of it, we were terrified and worried constantly…but now from his small beginnings, he has definitely grown and blossomed into a wonderful young man doing great things.  He’s studying for his driver’s test (what?!?!?) and has become an awesome farmer and wood turner.  So even in the midst of the worry, no matter how tiny your little one is…just know that great things will come from her small beginnings!!

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So here’s a big old hug to you, mama!  We are totally in this together.  Every age brings a new “small beginning” and in the end, great things will certainly abound!  So print it out and hang it in her nursery or big girl room. ♥

What a wonderful FREE baby shower girft! - from small beginnings come great things - free printable from Little Girl's Pearls

To download your free printable – something perfect to remind you that will all work out – just click the poster below.  You just need a PDF reader to open it.  It fits in an 8×10 frame.  enjoy!!

"From small beginnings come great things" free printable nursery print from Little Girl's Pearls.

March – Aquamarine birthstone

March Aquamarine Birthstone Jewelry

Aquamarine, the birthstone for March, has my favorite origin story. Legend says that the first aquamarine gemstone was found in the treasure chest of a beautiful mermaid. After just one look at an aquamarine stone, that’s no surprise; it seems to capture the essence of the sea. Depending on the stone’s color, it might remind you of the stormy Atlantic or breezy tropical waters. In fact, aquamarine has been associated with the ocean for centuries. Sailors carried them as lucky stones to protect them while at sea. Or maybe they were hoping they’d catch a glimpse of a mermaid who wanted her treasure back.

March Birthstone Aquamarine and Pearl Necklace

Aquamarine is known for being an even-toned stone with a vibrant shine. It’s one of the clearest gemstones, which means that it catches the light particularly well. It also has a strong hardness, which helps to prevent scratches. These qualities, combined with its beautiful color, have made aquamarine one of the most popular gemstones.

March birthstone aquamarine and pearl bracelet for girls

When I look at an aquamarine stone, it reminds me of tranquil Caribbean water with the sun shining through it. The natural gemstones I use have a lovely VERY pale, translucent color. This gives aquamarine jewelry a very subtle, pretty look. I love the way aquamarine looks with silver, and because it has an understated color, it also looks beautiful with colored pearls, such as pink or peach. For any little girl who loves the ocean or dreams of being a mermaid, a piece of aquamarine jewelry is sure to be a beloved gift.

March birthstone aquamarine and pearl necklace for girls

First Holy Communion Gift Card Messages

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First Communion is a major milestone and meaningful moment for both your daughter and your whole family.  It is a wonderful tradition and a lovely milestone of growing into a Godly young woman. It connects your little girl to church and family traditions that have been carried on for generations.  This is such a special time for her and for your entire family.

Of course this is a big moment for her entire family and friends, too.  You should feel proud of this young lady growing up in a tradition of faith.  First Holy Communion is a day you’re going to remember throughout her life.  Whether you celebrate with a party or just a nice family get-together, it’s a special celebration for all.

Sometimes finding the perfect words to write in her First Communion gift card can be daunting.  So here are 10 suggestions that might help you find just the right words for her special day!

First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #1 – Congratulations on your First Communion. May you feel the warmth and comfort of the Lord’s love with you every day.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #2 – As you celebrate your First Communion today, remember that God’s love will always be there to comfort you, guide you, and bless you.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #3 – Congratulations on your First Communion. I am so proud of you. You are growing into a graceful, and Godly young lady. Just as you are blessed with God’s love today, I know that our family is blessed by you every day.
First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #4During your First Communion today and for every day to come, I pray you feel Heaven’s blessings shining down on you.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #5 – As you take part in the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation for the first time today, know that you will carry the Lord’s blessings and love with you forever.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #6 – Congratulations on your First Communion! I hope you know that you will be filled with both God’s love and your family’s love for all the days to come. You have a special place in this family and in Heaven.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #7 – I hope that you are full of happiness as you celebrate your First Communion. You have reached a very special milestone and accomplishment, and I am so proud of you.
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #8 – Today, you take one step closer to Jesus. You will be forever connected to his love, peace, and blessings. I hope you feel the joy of this closeness as you celebrate your First Communion today.
First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #9 – On this very special day, I hope you can feel the light of the Lord shining down upon you. Happy First Communion!
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First Holy Communion Gift Card Message #10 – On your First Communion Day, know that Jesus loves you, and your family and friends do too. We are so proud of you. Happy First Communion!

Check out these beautiful and meaningful keepsake First Holy Communion Gifts for her, too.  So you’ll have both the perfect gift and the perfect gift card message for her celebration!!

First Communion Cross Necklace First Communion Earrings First Communion Necklace Gifts

 

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. ♥

Gift card messages for baby girls

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New Baby giftr card message 4 or 10.

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Little love joy precious new baby gift card message.

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Gift card message ideas for parents of new baby girls.

Daughter gift card message.

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What to write ina new baby girl gift card.

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Congratulations on your new baby girl.

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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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