Baby has arrived, and he is undoubtedly the most gorgeous human being ever created. But with all that feeding, rocking and napping, it could be a while before your friends and family actually meet the little one. Your baby announcements or thank-you notes may just be the first impression they get of your bundle of joy, and as the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Few know this better than the experts at Lion in the Sun in Park Slope, where you can find the prettiest paper goods in town. Help your urban babe achieve some cool local flavor with five baby stationery picks from Lion in the Sun owner Melinda Morris.
Mr. Boddington’s Studio
This Manhattan-based brand is as luxe as they come, while still maintaining a cheeky and charming personality. In addition to custom announcements and personal stationery, Mr. Boddington’s Studio is also a great place to find thoughtful baby gifts, like their NYC Loves ABC wall hanging or a whimsical birth certificate. And check out their thank-you notes for moms-to-be. Greeting cards start at $6.25, wall hangings start at $35, $30/box notes.
Record all of baby’s details on the unique line of fill-in cards by Brooklyn-based Double Bravo. The company’s “Year You Were Born” and “First Baby’s Milestones” make great keepsakes for new parents, and offer a great alternative to traditional baby books. $8.75 /card
Lion in the Sun’s in-house stationery brand is one of the shop’s most prized paper collections. Created by local artists and printed in Gowanus, PostScript Brooklyn’s customizable invitations and birth announcements feature city skylines, the Brooklyn Bridge, and other NYC staples. This line is a great fit for any Brooklyn baby! Digitally printed announcements start at $5.00/Letterpress at $6.00 (prices include envelopes and return address printing).
Sometimes a blank notecard says it all. Especially when it’s a beautiful letterpress version made by Brooklyn-based Shilling Halfpenny. This sweet Hello Duckling greeting card is helpful to have on hand, and great to use in a pinch for new arrivals and last-minute gifts. $6.00/card
Send sweet notes of appreciation with these versatile letterpress Les Animaux #1 notecards printed by Brooklyn-based Enormous Champion. We love the zoo animals featured here, but if kangaroos and elephants aren’t your thing – or your baby’s – Les Animaux #2 features slightly more domesticated species like cats, dogs and...hippos. $25/card set