My New Favorite Baby Gift

My new favorite baby gift to give is the One Line a Day Memory Book.

The concept is so simple and in the same lines with journaling & scrapbooking but IT’s DOABLE for everyone.

The idea behind the book is that you have 6 lines for each day of the year. The brillant part of the book is that it lists 5 years on one page. So you get to see what your little one or yourself was doing on January 1st for 5 years. Just think of all the changes you will see this way.

I bought each of my children their own book two months ago and both my husband and I have been faithful to make sure there is something written for each day.

Sometimes we write how their school day went, which friend they talked a lot about, games that they played at home, what they ate or refused for dinner, favorite books, funny stories they told us – really anything is open for an entry.

Here are a few of the examples I have for each of my kiddos:

Alex (10 yrs) – You played “French Resistance Army” with Andrew and Caroline. You each had on a toque and gloves. You all built a trench (made of toy boxes, chairs, and play kitchen furniture) coming out from the tent – loving the Tour de France right now.

Andrew (7 yrs) – Ran errands with Dad & Alex – went to Alex H’s for birthday party and sleepover- at lunch, you said, “Look at me, I can eat like a yak.” And you did.

Caroline (3 yrs) – We play Candy Land almost every day. No matter where you are on the board you always say, “I’m almost winning and you’re almost losing.”

I have enjoyed writing in this book so much that I bought one for my sister for a baby shower present.

To jazz up the gift a little, I decorated a little bag for the book to go in.

I used a blue bag that a pair of sheets had come in and some pink fabric.

I cut the side of the bag since I need to be able to put the bag on my sewing machine.

Cut out a letter “C” (initial of her last name) out of the pink fabric.

I sewed the “C” onto the bag and added a little decorative trim.

Hopefully my sister will enjoy this book as much as I have – Although I have a feeling she might be recording sleep durations and blow outs in the beginning 🙂

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6 Responses to My New Favorite Baby Gift

  1. Deanna says:

    I absolutely love it and it is totally doable. I think I’ll have to order some.

  2. Krista says:

    This is great!

  3. Mindy says:

    I love this! I’m goin’ to check out the link…

  4. Katie says:

    I LOVE the Line a Day book … I am in year 3 of mine, which was a gift from my sweet mom, and it is one of my most favorite things EVER. forces me to be reflective and grateful each day. I give it all the time as a gift – birthdays, new aby, etc.

  5. Bella says:

    Lady, now that my children are grown, I look back and regret not having had the discipline to maintain an anecdotal record of their milestones. Hindsight is 20/20! These look lovely and I’m so glad your husband is joining the fun in inscribing your little one’s progress! 🙂

  6. Amanda says:

    Thank you for this gift! I love that it is such a simple but thoughtful gift that I can give my new baby by documenting his/her life each day.