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modern twist on a classic keepsake {Merle & Velma} + Giveaway

We always have our ear to the ground when it comes to unique baby gifts.  It is such an amazing feeling to hand a new mom a thoughtful, personalized, meaningful gift.  That look in their eye!  A few classics will never be topped, including baby story gifts, the important minutes and measurements on that very special day all displayed for eternity.  For a modern twist on a classic keepsake, look to Merle & Velma.

The Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket from Merle & Velma is simply stunning.  You have your choice of font styles and colors, ranging from block to script.  I chose the “Margot” style, which admittedly is probably for a baby girl, not a boy like I was blessed with.  Margot is a gorgeous choice featuring modern (perhaps a little feminine) details in purples, blues and grey.

merle & velma baby story blanket keepsake review in_the_know_mom husvar_photo

On the keepsake blanket you will find your child’s full name, date of birth, time of birth, weight and length.  Just a glance at the blanket and that special day comes flooding back.  With the different styles available, you can certainly find a color scheme that flows well with your nursery.  It looks fab draped over the crib or glider chair and works magnificently as a nursing cover.

Being 100% organic cotton, I should not have been surprised with how soft this blanket is.  Not only is it buttery soft, it is also stretchy, making it great to wrap baby up in.  A lot of times these types of keepsake blankets are not so soft to the touch because they are meant only for decoration and memories.  Not so with Merle & Velma.  Your baby will love to be right up next to this blanket!

merle & velma baby keepsake blanket in_the_know_mom

Keeping with the eco-friendly theme, the inks are non-toxic water-based dyes.  No fretting when baby sticks this blankie in his mouth!  Another important highlight is these are made in the USA! If you are looking for a large blanket to be used as bedding, this is your one.  A generous 30″ x 34″, you can use this blanket for any purpose.  They are great for newborn photos as well.

Merle & Velma keepsake baby story blanket review in_the_know_mom

The personalized blankets are machine washable but I’m avoiding it.  The Birth Story Blanket is ideal for any new parent, you or a special friend in your life.  I can’t think of a more personal welcome baby gift.  The turnaround time is about 2.5 weeks so plan accordingly.

Merle & Velma has more in the works (think housewarming and anniversary) so keep in the know by following on Twitter and liking them on Facebook.

I am SO excited to offer one lucky reader their very own Birth Story Keepsake Blanket, courtesy of Merle & Velma!  US only please.
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Product was provided by Merle & Velma to facilitate this review; all opinions are 100% my own.

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49 Comments

  1. sara swanson
    July 15, 2013 at 10:47 am — Reply

    the margot

  2. liz tetley
    July 15, 2013 at 10:54 am — Reply

    Loving the “The Margot” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket!

  3. Kimberly
    July 15, 2013 at 11:03 am — Reply

    I like the Joseph the best.

  4. Brittany Winnie
    July 15, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    I live “The Cohen”! It would match the nursery perfectly :)

  5. July 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    I want the Joseph!

  6. Natalie S
    July 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    Love the Cohen or Margot! These blankets are gorgeous!

  7. Ginger G.
    July 16, 2013 at 4:49 am — Reply

    Margot is my favorite!

  8. July 16, 2013 at 9:40 am — Reply

    I love the Cohen! Such a cute idea!

  9. Lisa E
    July 16, 2013 at 10:42 am — Reply

    The Joseph !

  10. Stacey B
    July 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm — Reply

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  11. Stacey B
    July 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm — Reply

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  12. Monica F
    July 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm — Reply

    The Ruby

  13. Kim Pollock
    July 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm — Reply

    Love the Joseph style!

  14. laurie nykaza
    July 17, 2013 at 12:58 am — Reply

    Margot style so cute

  15. Tamar
    July 17, 2013 at 7:00 am — Reply

    I love the Carly.

  16. July 17, 2013 at 8:40 am — Reply

    The Margot for me!

  17. Jamie Herda
    July 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    I love the Rylie

  18. Andrea
    July 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm — Reply

    I like the “The Margot” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket!

  19. July 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    My favorite style is the “The Cohen” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket.

  20. Tammy Richards
    July 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    The Margot

  21. Jay Gillespie
    July 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    the margot

  22. Christy Denton
    July 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    Margot all the way!

  23. Vickie Schlicher
    July 19, 2013 at 5:12 am — Reply

    I love it especially the Joseph

  24. danielle johnson
    July 19, 2013 at 11:10 am — Reply

    I like the margot

  25. Sara
    July 19, 2013 at 11:26 am — Reply

    I like the Joseph style blanket

  26. McKim
    July 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    I like the Cohen style.

  27. Megan B
    July 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    I love the Ruby style!

  28. Kelly A
    July 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    My favorite is “The Ruby” but, since I have a boy I’d probably get “The Joseph”. Sweet little baby blankets! Love!!

  29. kendra
    July 20, 2013 at 10:11 am — Reply

    the ruby style

  30. Stephanie Bondlow
    July 20, 2013 at 11:20 am — Reply

    I would go with The Carly blanket style blanket.

  31. christy isttc
    July 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    I like the Margot!

  32. Stephanie Larison
    July 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I really like the ruby style

  33. Desiree H
    July 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    I LOVE the joseph for my baby boy and the ruby for my baby girl. I have twins. Would love either one, though!!
    SOOO cute! Great idea for blankets!

  34. Destiny W.
    July 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    Love The “Cohen” design

  35. Laura Jacobson
    July 23, 2013 at 7:57 am — Reply

    Oh I really love the “The Cohen” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket style! So precious!!!

  36. Jessica Rickman
    July 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm — Reply

    The Margot is so sweet and would work for male and female… love it!!

  37. christine jessamine
    July 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    I love the margot

  38. Sam Stamp
    July 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    “The Cohen” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket is my favorite!

  39. Michele P
    July 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    love the Margot style!

  40. Kortney
    July 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    I love them all! This is a gift for someone else though!

  41. Brittney House
    July 29, 2013 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    the Joseph

  42. MaryAnn
    July 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    My favorite style is “The Margot”

  43. Ashley N
    July 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    I like the design/colors of the Ruby! These blankets are sooo cute!

  44. coley r
    July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am — Reply

    love Margot!

  45. Eileen Burke
    July 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    I love the Margot!

  46. JoAnn F.
    July 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I like the “Joseph”
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  47. Vikki Billings
    July 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    I love the “The Margot” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket

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