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This listing is reserved for Amber.

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This listing is for a custom baby book for a boy or a girl, or even for twins. You will work with me to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake for your child, personalized from cover to cover.

Whereas a store-bought baby book limits you to predetermined topics, my book includes many of those traditional prompts while allowing for flexibility. Include your own religious or family traditions. Request more or less space for photos. Emphasize siblings or pets. Plus, your baby's name appears on the cover of the book and is printed throughout the pages.

You choose the decorative paper for the book's cover (see options in the fifth photo above). You'll send me your child's name and other important information, which I use to personalize your book.

Your baby's name will be prominently printed in an embossed nameplate on the cover, a unique feature of my custom handmade books. Your 8.5" x 6.5" book will also include miniature envelopes to hold keepsakes, as well as color-coordinated handmade photo corners to secure 4x6 pictures into place.

These features, as well as your choice from the 20+ paper options above, are included for the price of this listing. If you have other papers, designs, or requests in mind, please write to me to discuss possibilities and to receive a price quote.

Because this book is custom made, please allow approximately one month for delivery.

Like all of my albums, your baby book will be hand sewn with decorative stitching. All books are made using archival and acid-free materials to preserve your photos and memories.

The following list of 35 pages will be included in your book. Please read the next section below, "additional pages," for details about optional pages that can be included.

PAGES
- Opening page with baby's name and space for photo
- Baby's arrival (includes envelope for hospital bracelet)
- Baby's first photo
- News of the day
- Baby shower
- Pregnancy memories
- Ultrasound photos
- About mom and dad
- Family tree
- Family portrait
- Welcome home
- Baby's baptism
- Baby's firsts (includes envelope to hold lock of hair from first haircut)
- Bath time
- Photo page
- Handprints and footprints
- Growth chart
- Month by month pages (six pages, with two months per page)
- Mini masterpieces (drawing or writing sample)
- Baby's favorites
- So much to say (speech bubbles)
- First family vacation
- First Halloween
- First Thanksgiving
- First Christmas (memory page)
- First Christmas (photo page)
- First Birthday (party page)
- First Birthday (photo page)
- Mom's hopes and dreams for baby
- Dad's hopes and dreams for baby

Please review the next list of ideas for pages that can be included to fit your family. You can add up to 5 extra pages at no additional cost. If you would like even more additions, please write to me for a price quote. (It is also possible to leave out any pages above that don't apply.)

ADDITIONAL PAGES
- Pet portrait
- Brothers and sisters
- Messages from grandparents
- Pages for additional baby showers
- Extra photo pages or journal pages
- Book can also be personalized for same-sex parents, single parents, adoptions, and other special situations.

BINDING NOTES
- This book is hand sewn in a traditional Japanese stab binding style.
- Specially folded pages make the spine twice as thick, decreasing bulging when adding photos.
- Pages are hand-torn, giving the edges of the book a soft, natural feel.
- Handmade photo corners that coordinate with the cover of your book are included so you can easily add photos to the pages. Each 4x6 photo space includes photo corners.
- All books are made in a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment.

OTHER BABY BOOK OPTIONS
If you're interested in a larger keepsake book for your baby, please see this listing for my premium custom baby book:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91038204/custom-baby-book-premium-edition

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katie Gonzalez studied the art of bookmaking in Cortona, Italy during the summer of 2006. Visiting a medieval bindery, working with luxurious materials, and learning to make paper by hand instilled a sense of traditional techniques into her work. She combines that background with her contemporary graphic design degree from the University of Georgia. She lives and works in East Nashville with her husband and her brindle bullmastiff.

RESERVED for Amber: Custom baby book. Choose cover design, personalize with name (8.5 x 6.5)

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