I apologize for not taking a good "before" shot of this chest. I don't know what I was thinking!! Anyway, I have been trying to think of a great baby shower gift that I can give people that has some good sentimental value and that can be really useful. I absolutely loved my rocking chair I got that was personalized for Avery, so when I had a baby gift to give, I thought I would recreate it. Well, Michaels didn't have any the day I went but they had this really great wooden chest and I thought, what a great idea!!
So, I got the colors of the nursery, painted it to match, and glued the "Love" sign on the front. Now, there is something of sentimental value to place all of those little things you want to keep for your baby. You know, Valentine's cards, Christmas cards, their coming home outfit. I tried keeping some of these things in a scrap book, but I can tell not everything is going to fit.
This was a very easy, inexpensive gift idea!!
I put a scrapbook and some baby books in this one. I love giving books as gifts too. I loved getting them from people during my showers!!
I know there are alot of things people think they need when they have a baby, but really, it's things like this that you really keep and that mean the most. All of the other stuff is so fleeting. You either use it for a couple of months or not at all. It's important, but I really wanted to find something that meant alot and was personalized to each baby. This one was for an Ellie. Hence the "E!"