As a new mom, I desperately wanted to create a keepsake blanket for my newborn son. I would dream up elaborate designs, obsess over patterns and material, and brainstorm ways to personalize it just so. In reality? I was lucky to make his breakfast much less find the time to create the magical blanket of my daydreams. Merle & Velma, a company whose namesake is the creator's grandmother plus her husband's grandmother, captures the essence of a handmade, heirloom keepsake. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to review one of their Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blankets, and was duly impressed by the creativity and quality of the luxurious memento.

There are so many knick-knacks that depict newborn stats, but a keepsake blanket is something your family will cherish AND your baby can actually use! It perfect for everything from tummy time to a prop for baby's first photo shoot. At 30" x 34", your little one won't outgrow it- my toddler still likes to use his for everything from forts to indoor picnics to naptime!

A few of the baby blankets I purchased were scratchy, shed fuzz, or didn't hold up well after a wash or two. The Merle & Velma products are made with 100% organic cotton (imagine a blanket made out of your favorite well-worn, super soft t-shirt) and printed with non-toxic water based dyes.

The Birth Story Blankets come in four different font/color combinations and include:

 - Name
 - Date of Birth
 - Time of Birth
 - Weight at Birth
 - Height at Birth
What style Birth Story Blanket would you choose for your little one or a gift for a friend?
Disclosure: I received a Personalized Birth Story Blanket from Merle & Velma for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.

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