DIY Printable stickers for baby’s monthly photos

19/01/2014

DIY Printable stickers for baby’s monthly photos

19/01/2014
baby monthly photo
Stickers for baby's monthly photos

There are few things in this world that will have me sitting at my screen saying ‘aaaaah’ out loud, but images of babies, particularly newborns, will do it every time. I can stare at them for hours on end. I mean, what’s not to love about those pint-sized little beings? I have a serious appreciation for those precious moments being beautifully captured because, as a mom-of-two, I know that they pass all too quickly and before you know it, your tiny little newborn is sitting up all on his own and wolfing down solid foods.

Now I would be lying to you if I said that I didn’t take about a million snaps of my babies, especially in their first twelve months, and thankfully, there are some real gems amongst them, but one regret I have is that I never took any of the really cute monthly series type images that you see all over these days.

There’s no shortage of inspiration out there with a plethora of ways to capture these pictures. Here are some styles that stand out for me.

CHALKBOARD WALL

Jade Brookbank of The Letter B Photography captured the growth of her adorable twins in a series of photos using an armchair with a chalkboard wall in the background. She shared the amazing result on her blog.

I also liked this version of the same style, spotted on Bowdenisms.

USE OF PROPS

Another really effective depiction of your child’s growth is to photograph them alongside a prop. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they go from being smaller than an object to towering over it. Rachel Thurston shows a stunning example of this on her blog, as does Kristen Honeycutt.

STICKERS

Having tried to take the odd decent photo of my kids, I have enormous respect for the mums out there who’ve committed to consistent progress pictures of their babies because I know all too well that it is no easy task. With that in mind, I figure that this method seems both practical and perhaps even marginally easier than others, mainly because you don’t require the little one to hold anything. All you need is a sticker applied to baby’s clothes which indicates their age. Simple… right?

So, with a number of friends and family members who have either just had a baby, or will be welcoming one very soon, I was inspired to create these free printables for them or anyone else to use.

baby boy monthly sticker
baby girl monthly sticker

All you have to do is download the boy or girl version here, print on a full page label, cut out, stick on and snap away! Note that the wreath for girls looks better when you cut with some detail around the leaves, rather than in the standard circle shape.

For anyone who embarks on this year long mission, I wish you lots of luck and an equal measure of patience.

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  • karen 11/10/2015 at 10:56 PM

    Thank you! Your sticker are very classy! I am planning by girlfriend’s 1ST baby girl shower. I had intended to have her shower in September but due to complications and bed rest baby shower will be after she is born in November so it kind is in sync with fall, autumn season. I appreciate your graphic design creativity and your generosity to my pocketbook.

  • Caitlin 16/04/2015 at 12:19 AM

    Thanks so much for these! I have been scouring the Internet for free printables that aren’t, well, kind of tacky-looking. I LOVE the girl one but like the boy one almost as much– which is good, because I have a son! Thanks again for creating these and giving them to us for free!

    • Kathryn Hawkes 16/04/2015 at 8:24 AM

      Hi Caitlin – thanks for your comment and you are most welcome. Glad you like them ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Kath x

  • Tina 27/04/2014 at 9:56 PM

    What size stickers/labels do you recommend printing these on? Love it!

    • admin 27/04/2014 at 10:29 PM

      Hi Tina, they’re formatted to A4 but will work on letter too. Full page single sticker is best. Kath

  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet 17/03/2014 at 10:12 AM

    This is sheer genius right here…that’s what this is. Your designs are stunning, Kath! Pinning this right NOW (for someday). xo -Lauren

    • admin 17/03/2014 at 6:30 PM

      Lauren, that’s so sweet of you! So glad you like them and hope you get to use them soon ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Kath

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