Spring is coming! Weather will be warming up, flowers will be budding, and lots of pregnant bellies are getting ready to pop! When those new babies arrive, there are many traditional ways to welcome. Maybe you received flowers, cards, balloons, or new blankets and clothes. However, it is always nice to think outside the box and give those new moms and their bundles a memorable and useful gift that shows your love and joy. Here are three, unique ways to welcome baby (with a chance to WIN one of them below!)
1. Fill the Fridge and Pantry
In those first few weeks back home, moms are worried about taking care of their newborn and themselves (and most likely other children.) Dad is usually the one stopping at the store for a few basics and friends are stopping by with hot meals here and there, but what about all those in-between meals? This is such a FUN surprise for mom (and family) as you enter with bags full of groceries: think healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, a few frozen dinners, and some treats too!
Get together with a few friends to help pay the bill and be sure to ask if mom is on a special diet before shopping. Then, let mom know you are coming over with groceries (at least a few hours in advance) and offer to help put them away when you arrive. Not only does this gift help mom in her day-to-day, but you are helping baby, too, by keeping everyone happy and fed.
2. Give Time and Services
This is another way to welcome a new baby and momma that brings joy to the whole family! So many times, we tell moms to “let us know” if they need our help, but do we ever hear back? Why not go beyond the offer and actually DO! Of course this doesn’t mean barging in and taking over, but feel out what you think would be most helpful for the new mom. Maybe she really needs her grass mowed and hubby just doesn’t have time to get to it. Maybe she really needs someone to drive by at 7am and drop off breakfast and coffee and help get other kids ready for school. Whatever it may be, focus on helping mom and baby rest and have time together, while you take care of other things.
3. Welcome Family and Guests
After their hospital stay, mom and baby are ready to get home, and nothing is more meaningful than greeting them at the door with a beautiful, welcoming wreath. Adorned with baby’s name or monogram and a big bow, mom will feel so special as she brings her bundle of joy home. These handmade wreaths are created by local artisan Genevieve Designs. These 24″ burlap wreaths have soft backing to protect your door or wall and custom design chalkboard sign with removeable vinyl lettering. Handmade bows and chalkboard are interchangeable and removable to easily change with the seasons or mood. Not only does this gift welcome mom, baby, and guests, but it’s a gift she can keep on using for months.
This week, one lucky reader will WIN one of these beautiful, custom chalkboard wreaths ($110 value) to use for themselves or to give as a gift to a new mom! To enter, please complete the entry form below!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Genevieve Designs. However, all thoughts and opinions are proudly our own.
These wreaths are exceptional. I used to sell them in our store. What a perfect welcome home idea.
Love this! I helped my SIL after her twins were born. Still wish I could have done more!
So pretty! I know any mom would love to see one of these adding to the celebrating of a new baby! I think it would be a great wedding gift as well!
A nap while I watch baby
Expecting Baby #2 in August! My favorite way to help a new mom is bringing over a prepared meal. A neighbor did this for us with our first and it was such a surprise and so, so helpful! I’ve now picked it up as my new tradition when a friend has a baby. You are helping without having to ask “What can I do?”.
The wreaths are beautiful would love to come home to this after I deliver my baby in March.
I loved meals but when my twins were born someone brought me a homemade blueberry pie, and it was still warm! Best ever!
would love to win one of these!
They look amazing!! Such a gorgeous decor idea!
Great ideas!! Beautiful wreath!
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