For Violet | October 23, 2009

Recently a couple of good friends of ours had a little baby girl. To welcome little baby Violet into the world we got her a bright red teddy bear- a simple and classic gift but with a modern twist. Instead of adorning the gift with the usual congratulatory card to the parents, I thought it would be an unique idea to write a letter to Violet that she and her parents could keep, for years to come, as a memento of her birth.

So we wrote a little letter to the newborn, slipped it into a mini envelope that I had customised from a previous project, then tied it up to the teddy with string.

For the front of the envelope I designed this cursive lettering for her name that included an icon of the flower she was named after.

I printed the letter onto textured white stock then used a rounded corner punch to trim the edges.

In the postal stamp at the back of the envelope, I inserted her birthdate and a message of congratulations to the proud parents.

I also customised the envelope seal to match the teddy that we bought for her.

This was the final result!  The Bruno Bear was designed by Karin Mannerstål for Klippan and is available in four different colours here. 

posted under: Baby Gifts, Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, Stationery


  1. Aww. Any parent would be thrilled to receive something like this.
  2. what a super cute idea! i love your blog- its so inspiring!!
  3. this is so simple and beautiful. i really love the color combination :)
  4. what a gorgeous and thoughtful idea :)
  5. it's so, so lovely! do you have a shop? I would send this off for every baby gift if I could...
  6. Absolutely stunning. Just sweet and simple, thoughtful and PERFECT. Thank you for sharing; I am in love with the font you came up with!
  7. Hi All- Thanks for all your sweet comments!

    Kelli- I don't actually have a shop but I'm flattered that you like the idea so much! :)
  8. I love this in so many ways... I would love my daughter to receive something like this on her birthday, I would appreciate it in so many ways, from the love, friendship point of view, form the style, creative, imagination point of view, from the Sweetly Sweet point of view... thank you so much for sharing. Details, details, details!
  9. How very touching and incredibly thoughtful. What a wonderful way to welcome a sweet child into the world. Thank you for sharing and spreading a beautiful message through your creativity!
  10. aww so adorable. Never thought to give such a lovely letter for a newborn kids. I love your oh so pretty photographs. So delicate and dreamy.
    I want all of these. The stamps, the letters and the seal!
  11. Such a personal, thoughtful, and stunning gift! I love how the wow factor is understated. I am certain that Violet and her parents would treasure this for years to come.
  12. Love the font - did you create it?
  13. abs. sweet! makes a perfect baby gift!
    you should deft. create your own store. (will be your first customer)!
    any possible way to download this exact same creation?!! please :)
    keep the wonderful job!
    btw your web is amazing.
  14. Nice post , I love them all!
  15. Nice to share Thanks for sharing
  16. SO kute in the letter .. an unique idea to write a letter to Violet that she and her parents could keep, for years to come, as a memento of her birth
  17. this is so simple and beautiful.
  18. It will be my inspiration
  19. many thanks
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