Cool Growth Charts Make Stylish Keepsakes
From charts personalized with photos to charts decorated with your child's favorite cartoon character to charts you can color, you're sure to find one that suits you and your children's tastes. Here are some of our faves:
- Just add photos. Being able to place a photograph of your child by his or her height and age turns a growth chart into a treasured keepsake. My Bambino features a wooden chart with six spots for school-sized pictures to be stored in acetate sleeves. You can personalize your child's chart with his or her name printed at the top and select from more than 100 design themes. My Bambino also carries two other growth charts -- one made of natural wood and the other made of balsa -- that can be personalized with the same design options.
- Sticker style. The Land of Nod has a couple different growth chart styles. One is made of sturdy, laminated chipboard and comes with stickers to mark special milestones, as well as grosgrain ribbon for hanging. The designs include musical fairy, lily pad, space, daisies, sunflowers, baseball and fireman. Another Land of Nod style is made of canvas and can be personalized with your child's name. The styles for chart include transportation, dinosaur, flowers, animals, giraffe, rocket, construction, fairies and butterflies.
- Infant growth. If you'd like to document the growth of your infant, My Grow Chart has styles that can be used from your child's birth. Charts are made of non-toxic rigid vinyl and come in seven gender-neutral designs: colorable stars, purple stars, blue stars, fish, my fuzzy friends, math and science and stars and stripes. There are two additional styles for girls: butterflies and colorable flowers, and two additional styles for boys: Noah's Ark and sports. Charts can be personalized with your child's name for an extra fee.
- Lots of options. Bliss Living features more than 100 chart styles, including one chart made of canvas with designs such as jungle, ice cream, sports, princess and ballet. Each chart comes with a decorative wooden rod and matching ribbon for hanging.
- For the love of Elmo. If your child is a fan of "Sesame Street," he or she may like the wooden personalized Sesame Street chart at Bliss Living. Other charts made of top quality stretch canvas are available in 25 different styles, such as big top circus, mermaids and garden. These charts come with grosgrain ribbon and decorative nails for hanging.
- Double duty. Bliss Living also offers a growth chart that doubles as a clothes stand and comes with a 4 by 6 inch moveable picture frame to mark growth progress. There is an all star sports style for boys and a princess style for girls. They also carry growth chart blankets that allow you to mark the measurement of your infant's growth with a permanent fabric marker. The blankets are 36 by 36 inches, are made of cotton twill and come in 10 different prints. The site also carries canvas charts designed by Oopsy Daisy that can be personalized with your child's name. There are 60 styles to choose from, including dinosaurs, pirate, world wonders and woodland fairies.
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