Baby blankets are an absolute staple of every nursery, and they often become a keepsake that a baby cherishes throughout his or her life. With one-of-a-kind designs from Shutterfly, you can create custom baby blankets that are even more special than the average blanket. Adding personal touches like photos, meaningful colors, and even messages meant for the precious little one show from the start just how much this newborn means to the people around them.
Some of the most popular options for baby blankets and, in fact, any other kinds of infant-friendly accessories are those designs that include the baby's name. Their parents have likely put a lot of time into choosing the perfect moniker for their bundle of joy, so showcasing it on a baby blanket that's custom-made for this little one makes perfect sense. In addition to personalizing a fleece baby blanket with the baby’s name, you might consider adding their date of birth or even their measurements as they came into the world. These make the best baby shower gifts or gifts for mom and dad that they will cherish forever.
Like baby blankets with names, baby blankets with photos are another popular option for baby gifts. Chances are each visitor and mom and dad themselves are snapping constant photos of this new addition, so you'll have plenty of snapshots to choose from. Select a particular photo or collection of photos and upload them to the site. Then, pick your favorite customizable design and add those same photos, tweaking it for a final product that's just right. That little one won't stay so little forever, so a photo baby blanket is nearly as meaningful a keepsake for their mom and dad as it is for the infant themselves.
When a baby's parents choose a particular nursery theme, it's one that's likely included in baby blankets and the many other accessories that make up the baby's first bed and bedroom. So, consider whether that is a detail you want to incorporate in your Shutterfly gift as well. A safari-themed nursery, for example, might be suited to a machine-washable baby blanket design that features friendly giraffes, lions, or other animals. Whatever their particular inspiration for their newborn’s new space, you'll be able to find an existing template or create a unique one of your own that incorporates that theme into a plush blanket for the baby.
Amidst baby gifts, there may be a collection of baby blankets, such as stroller blankets and swaddle blankets, that a new baby cherishes. This, of course, is great, but some baby blankets are meant to stick with their owner as they age. With that in mind, consider whether customizing a full-size blanket might be a good option for your particular baby blanket gift. With this option being larger than the conventional baby blanket size, you can embroider baby blankets like these with woven designs or custom plush stitches to create a one-of-a-kind blanket they can use for years to come. This throw blanket may one day lay over the back of their couch in their first home, at the foot of their bed, or in a cedar trunk their own little ones may come across one day several decades from now. In any case, it will surely be a cherished keepsake.
When you custom design baby blankets with Shutterfly, you're getting more than just a new warm blanket for a special infant. These personalized designs mean that you're truly creating something unique, something that's almost as special as this new baby is. As just one piece in a carefully curated nursery, as a present to Mom and Dad as much as to their newborn, or as a comforting gift to welcome the infant into the world, baby blankets are so much more than a piece of microfiber cloth.
Chances are, the new parents have already got several baby blankets through their shower or other gifts from well-meaning friends and family. But, because you've personalized this baby blanket design, you know that yours is especially unique. When you give the gift of a baby blanket that's personalized for their own most precious gift, you'll be offering them something more meaningful than you may imagine. Baby blankets like these are the sort of thing that moms and dads save for decades, passing on to their baby once they're all grown up or even using that child's children years in the future.
Cozy baby blankets are an essential part of every baby's belongings, in part because babies, as much as anyone else, need lots of love and connection to grow healthy and happy. With a snuggly baby blanket at their side, your favorite baby can feel comforted by your love even from afar and will grow up knowing that, more than anything else, they are oh-so-very loved.
Of course, even the best baby blankets need other additions to make a perfect nursery. We have you covered with all sorts of options for newborn babies now and as they age. Consider customizing a special pillow, nightlight, step stool, or even bean bag that can grow with the infant as they move from toddlerhood through childhood and beyond. As always, these gifts can be customized to suit this particular child, or even to coordinate with a widespread nursery theme. Use this for inspiration for upcoming events like their first birthday or baptism, and know that you'll always have the perfect gift for this baby as they start to grow.