An extra-special first birthday gift

!st Birthday present idea, BethyBoots illustration

As Miss Marnie has just had her first birthday, I thought it fitting that this be my ‘first’ official blog post!

First birthday presents can be tricky. Do you give toys/clothes and risk them being returned? Or, opt for the easy option of money/vouchers (almost always appreciated though aren’t they?)

I wanted to get Miss Marnie something to ‘keep’ for her first birthday and what better than this personalised first birthday gift to mark her first year?

As this is not just any old picture – it’s an illustrated timeline of her very first year. I discovered BethyBoots  online – an amazing illustrator who works with your images, stories and milestones to create a truly bespoke month-by-month record.

Using fine liners and permanent markers Bethy creates a beautiful work of art to mark that all-important first year – and, one that would take pride of place on any wall or mantle for many years to come.

!st Birthday present idea, BethyBoots illustration

Illustration costs £40 (unframed) £45 (framed) + Postage from Bethy Boots

** The perfect sized frame is this one from Ikea – which will save you a little on postage costs if you can get to an Ikea easily. **

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