Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
By Lea Redmond
An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015.
Having a new baby is like juggling a trio of spider monkeys. In other words, it's really hard. Between sleepless nights, growth spurts, blowouts, and trying to find time for a shower, it's a wonder that mothers ever remember a single thing about those early months. Still, there are good times, too. The first smile, the first step, that moment at 2am when the world is quiet, the baby is snuggled up in your arms, and you're sure nothing will ever feel this perfect again. Good, bad, and unbelievably messy, all those moments deserve to be recorded for posterity.
Letters to My Baby give moms and dads a chance to capture memories as they happen. The twelve fold-and-mail letters include prompts that guide the writer towards certain subjects or questions that are particularly meaningful; use them as the center of the letter or as a starting point, adding more thoughts and insight that reflects an even more personal take. Address the finished letters to the baby and inscribe them with an "open on" date.
As gifts for baby showers go, this present is as good as they come. Onesies are adorable and bibs are certainly practical, but a detailed account of a child's earliest moments trumps any gizmo, gadget, or piece of clothing on this planet by a mile.
This book of 12 fold-and-mail letters invites mothers to capture the fleeting memories of their babies' first years. Each letter bears a prompt for moms to reflect on their hopes and dreams for their little ones. The letters can be postdated, sealed up, and gifted for the years to come. In the future, their children get to break the seals to receive the greatest gift imaginable: a tangible expression of their mother's love. This heirloom-quality keepsake makes a priceless gift for the expectant or the more experienced mother.