6 original ways to welcome your newborn

Try one of these quirky commemorative ideas to welcome your new baby to the world…

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  • Plant a tree

    Best for… eco folks

    Before you know it your little one will be a big girl on her feet. So give her something to gaze at, tumble over by and run rings around with the Welcome to the World Baby Gift Tree Pack, £39.99. Plant the tree when she arrives and take steps towards making the world a greener place with a gift that will grow up alongside her. 

  • Capture the day

    Best for… romantics

    A snapshot of dawn on the day your little one made her big arrival is something you’ll treasure forever. The Day That takes daily photographs of dawn along the beautiful Cornish coastline. Each piccie is engraved with an inscription of your choice, and prints come mounted and framed, ready for hanging. Prices start at £85.

  • Make a sculpture

    Best for… arty types

    Remember their super-cute mini baby hands and feet forever with the Happy Hands 3D Deluxe Casting Kit, £18.99. Comes with everything you need to make a three dimensional statuette of the hand and foot of your child, including a wooden frame to display the results.

  • Fashion jewellery

    Best for… parents on the go

    Keep your baby close at all times with FingerPrint’s jewellery imprinted with your new addition’s finger, hand or footprints. The range includes necklaces, cufflinks and key rings. Prices start at £39.

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  • Send a card

    Best for… big extended families

    Got lots of people to tell? Try personalised announcement cards, £40 for 24 from www.babysayshello.com. Included in the price is a secure web page and guest book to upload pics where loved ones can add their congrats.

  • Name a star

    Best for… dreamers

    Think about how you’ll be able point up to the sky and tell your little one that that’s her star. It’s just too cute. Name a star after your baby at www.starregistry.co.uk. Prices start at £49.99 and you even get help choosing the constellation and how to find it in the sky.

  • How celeb parents celebrated

    • Victoria Beckham has a star tattoo for each of her sons – Brooklyn, 10, Romeo, 7 and Cruz, 4. Kerry Katona and Katie Price also have tot tats.
    • Marc Anthony spent $2.6 million on diamond earrings with twins Max and Emme’s initials engraved for wife Jennifer Lopez after she gave birth!
    • Countless celebs have done it – but Ange and Brad snagged the biggie. Hello! and People magazines reportedly shelled out £7.5 million (which the couple donated to charity) for the first shots of twins Vivienne and Knox.

    Mum’s story

    “When our boys were born we named a star after each of them so they’ll always have something special. We also used the money our relatives gave them to buy them each a fruit tree, which we planted in our garden. We love showing them to the boys, especially as Finlay’s is now starting to produce apples!”

    Lisa Brennan, 35, from Huddersfield, mum to Finlay, 3, and Euan, 10 months


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