I’ve never been a fan of baby journals because all the ones I’ve come across tend to be far too cutesy for my taste. But I do like the idea of recording memories especially from a baby’s first year. When Anya was born I couldn’t find a journal I liked, so I decided to create a large photo book where I recorded each month of her first year in photos and at the back I wrote about all the things I never wanted to forget. My photo book was by Apple and it was beautifully printed with all my photo’s and written memories. As much as I love my photo journal, I wish I had known about this baby journal by Pleased to Meet which I discovered a few days ago. It’s so sweet but not cutesy with it’s simple illustrations and bold, bright colours.
Pleased to Meet are the creation of a German couple who make other delightful journals like the Book of Friends which is lovely for slightly older babies and a wedding journal called ‘We did it’. They also have some really fun and chic limited edition prints with my favourite being the cat one even though I’m no cat lover! Then you’ve got other stationery including cards, pretty boxes and more. I found this lovely brand at Mokkasin which is a Swedish store I love and they have a selection of these goodies to buy.