Little Lambs, Part 1: Girl Dresses Sneak Peak

We recently spent a gorgeous Saturday morning  photographing two new girl dresses with this lovely girl and a flock of brand-new lambs.

The light was soft, the lambs were sweet, the setting rustic. I love the beauty that can be found in ‘ordinary’ places. Don’t you?

Miss Lillian Girl Dresses | One Small Child

{Miss Lillian Lace Girl Dresses – coming soon + Anna Shoes}

Miss Lillian Dresses for Girls | One Small Child

Miss Emery Dresses | One Small Child

{Miss Emery Lace  Dress – coming soon + Organza Frill Jacket}

Miss Emery Dresses for Girls | One Small Child

Organza Frill Jackets for Girls | One Small Child

{Organza Frill Jackets for Girls}

Miss Emery Dresses for Girls | One Small Child

Voile Flower Comb | Girl Hair Accessories at One Small Child

{Voile  Flower Comb for Girls}

Miss Emery Girl Dresses | One Small Child

Miss Emery Girl Dresses | One Small Child

Spring Lambs | One Small Child

Caryssa Christening Gown: Our Top Pick for Spring 2014

Have you seen our gorgeous Caryssa Christening Gown? It’s made from pink embroidered French netting that’s simply heavenly-not to mention silky smooth! Our designers chose pretty puffed sleeves, giving it a girly flair. Flowing ribbon streamers tie at the waist and headband, leaving cute layered bows. A stunning heirloom length is absolutely elegant. The set includes a matching bonnet and cotton slip. You can personalize the slip with baby’s name, Christening date or any of our other embroidery options.  This gown has received a five-star rating from our customers, and is a staff favorite. All this makes the lovely Caryssa Gown our top Christening Gown pick for Spring 2014!

Caryssa Christening Gown Spring 2014

Accessorize the Caryssa gown with the matching Caryssa Lace Slippers. The Lace Bow Headband and Lace Rosette Headband also match flawlessly!

Blue Christening Outfits for Boys: Noah Romper Available Now!

Noah Blue Christening Outfits for Boys | One Small Child

We just added these adorable blue christening outfits for boys to our collection: the Noah Blue Christening Outfit is a handsome romper made from luxurious blue silk. Menswear-inspired touches give him an elegant look, while silk button-accented cuffs on the sleeves and legs add a playful touch. His classic look is topped off with the included matching visor beret hat. Noah is available in sizes Newborn through 24 months.

The Noah Romper would be a perfect option for your Little Boy Blue to wear for a holiday celebration, a christening or blessing party, or even a summer wedding! (Order today, we’ll have it to you in time for Easter!)

Noah Blue Boys Christening Outfits | One Small Child

30 Years of One Small Child: The Name Game

A lot changes in thirty years. Our company, now known as One Small Child, began in 1983 with a line of bouffant slips for girls called Fluff N’ Twirl. They were soft and frilly and each featured a tiny bit of marabou fluff. The line soon expanded to include ruffly christening gowns and then…cute outfits for boys! But that presented a question: does ‘Fluff N’ Twirl’ belong on a tiny christening suit meant for a baby boy?

Thus began the name game. Over the span of the past three decades, our line has been produced under a few different brand names. What has remained consistent all along is the design philosophy and commitment to quality and customer service provided by our founder, Ramona Murdock. Here is the story behind the name evolution:

Christening Gowns, Outfits and Girls Dresses | Treasures from Heaven - One Small Child

Treasures from Heaven

With the expansion of our girls’ line to include boys, Ramona named her line ‘Treasures from Heaven’ as a nod to how she felt about all children. Every one really is a treasure. Under this name our design aesthetic kept the original frilly roots and soon added more sophisticated silhouettes.

Allie Wade

As the company grew, Ramona looked for a simpler name that still held deep meaning. She settled on the name of her maternal grandmother, Allie Wade. This name evoked for her a sense of family and the legacy of love she felt as a child from this great woman. Also, it represented for her the influence of angels in our lives. She wrote our ‘A Child’s Blessing’ poem to reflect her hope for each child wearing an Allie Wade original:

A Child's Blessing | Allie Wade by One Small Child

One Small Child

In 2004, it was time for a new direction, and a new name fit the bill. ‘One Small Child’ was born, with the idea that one small child can change the world. Every individual is of worth; every one of us has the ability and opportunity to make a difference by the choices we make and the actions we take. Every one of us has beauty to share and love to give and lives to touch. That is the underlying belief and power of One Small Child. The products we design and offer are meant to honor that inherent potential in every child who wears and loves them.

And so, that is the story of the name game. We are so appreciative of the thousands of customers over the years who have supported our company. To show that appreciation, we’ll be announcing a fun contest for all past (and present) customers next week…stay tuned!

Personalized Baby Gift Sets: April Giveaway

Personalized Baby Gift Sets | One Small Child April Giveaway

Nothing’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys…except this sweet tote full of them!

For our April Giveaway (we’re celebrating our 30th year of business with monthly giveaways), we’re offering one of our adorable monkey personalized baby gift sets, and we want YOU to win it. Good luck!

Monkey Personalized Baby Gift Sets

This 6-piece set includes:

  • 1-large stuffed monkey toy
  • 1-monkey rattle
  • 1-monkey lovey
  • 1-Five Little Monkeys book
  • 1-soft polka-dot blanket
  • 1-customized muslin tote, a $78.00 value.

Monkey Gift Set | Personalized Baby Gift Sets at One Small Child

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Our Favorite Christening Food Ideas: Pinterest Round-up

Today we’re featuring a Christening food Pinterest round-up! (Are you following us on Pinterest?) There are so many options to choose from when it comes to a Christening menu. Pinterest is a wonderful resource for planning your entire event. We make planning a Christening easy with an enormous selection of boards just for this special occasion. From appetizers to desserts, let’s indulge in some of our favorite Christening food eye candy!

Summer Christening

Spring Christening Luncheon

Christening Food

Christening Food

Christening Menu

Christening Menu

Fall Christening Dinner Table

Fall Christening Dinner

Winter Christening Dinner

{See these pins and get more ideas for your Christening menu on our Christening Foods Pinterest pin board.}

How to Plan A Christening

How to Plan A Christening | One Small Child

It’s coming up, where do you start? Today we’re re-posting our our step-by-step guide detailing how to plan a christening or blessing, along with a convenient printable checklist for you (in two versions – one for Christening, one for Blessing):

How to Plan A Christening

Congratulations on your new (or soon-to-be) bundle of joy! Somewhere in the jumble of emotion, change, and busy-ness that is the first year of your baby’s life is a once-in-a-lifetime event: your baby’s christening or blessing.

The timing of your christening or blessing is largely up to you and is influenced by family circumstance, tradition, and religious affiliation. Whether you are blessing your newborn or baptizing your 18-month child, the planning process is the same. Here’s a basic checklist to get you started:

1-6 months before event:
Step 1-When:
Contact the church or clergy member you wish to perform the ceremony. Determine what paperwork/preparation is required. Set a date.
Step 2-Who: Decide who you want to be in attendance. Who do you choose as Godparents to watch over your child’s religious instruction? Who do you want to stand in the blessing circle? Do you want a large or small gathering? Determine how many guests you will have.
Step 3-Visualize: This is the fun part! Will you have an all-inclusive at-home event, an intimate post-ceremony gathering at a restaurant, or a gala bash at a local reception venue? Whether simple or luxe, you need to consider what you want when it comes to location, decor, food, favors, music, clothing, and photography. Depending on who you want to work with, you may need to book services many months in advance.

3-4 weeks before event:
Step 4-Invite: Order (or create) and mail christening invitations or simply make phone calls to those with whom you want to share this experience. Be sure they know when and where to show up!
Step 5-Shop: Ooh! Another fun part! {wink} Find the perfect christening/blessing gown or outfit, or make arrangements for a custom-made or family heirloom garment for baby’s special day. Don’t forget to plan clothing for siblings and parents!
Step 6-Portraits: Schedule a portrait sessiontrust me, you don’t want to not have photos of your baby in his/her precious outfit! Whether you go for a formal studio session or a natural-light gig, have a list of shots you want the photographer to capture. If possible, allow enough time to have framed prints to display at your event.

2 weeks before event:
Step 7-Finalize: Tie up all loose ends…check in with venues, food providers, photographers, etc.

Day before event:
Step 8-Pack:
Gather up everything you’ll need for the big day: baby’s clothing and accessories, items to be used in the ceremony, cameras, decorations, etc. Pack the diaper bag. Press or steam baby’s finery as well as your own outfit. Finish up food and decor details.

Day of event:
Step 9-Relax:
 Take a deep breath and enjoy the companionship of your loved ones in celebration of this blessed day!

Inspiration: Spring

Inspiring Thoughts: Spring Quotes | Christening Outfits at One Small Child

Slowly but surely, signs of Spring are appearing. New life everywhere…makes us giddy! Happy weekend!

{Adorable Mr. Price is wearing our Johnny Christening Outfit}

Throwback Thursday: Easter Dresses Then

Every once in a while we enjoy reminiscing with fun old pictures. We found some cute snapshots of Easter memories, and stumbled upon one of our previous Easter dresses! Meet McKenzie: she’s now the head fabric cutter here at One Small Child, but she was once a Fluff n’ Twirl girl (more on that name later). This adorable photo features our cutting queen in a pretty pink dress from 1996. We just had to share!

Fluff 'n' Twirl Easter Dress 1996

{We love you Kenzie!}

Monogrammed Christening Gowns: Phoebe

Phoebe Monogrammed Christening Gowns by One Small Child

A trend we’ve noticed lately is monogramming. Personalization is hot, and more readily available on many products every day. Let’s talk monogrammed christening gowns!

A christening gown is by nature an item to be kept and treasured for a lifetime. This heirloom status invites one to put a great amount of thought into the selection of the dress. There are many details to consider, and each element makes a difference in the final product: style or cut, fabric, trims, accessories. In addition to the integral details of any gown, one way to make it a truly personal keepsake is by adding embroidered symbols and meaningful words.

Monogrammed Christening Gowns

Our gorgeous Phoebe gown is elegant in it’s simplicity, and luxurious in the details. Handcrafted of lustrous silk dupioni, this gown measures a generous 38-40″ in length. Sweet touches of soft pink grace Phoebe’s waistline and bonnet, and the bodice displays a lovely flourish monogram. The three-piece set includes the gown, the ruffled bonnet and a beautiful ruffled cotton slip. Additional embroidered details, such as a cross or a name and date can be added to the hem of the gown or slip according to your preference.

Personalized Christening Accessories

Most of the matching accessories can be personalized as well. The Phoebe christening accessory collection features the same pink trim found on the gown, and includes:

  • The adorable Phoebe Romper (perfect for her after-christening party) – add a flourish monogram to this romper to match her gown, or a single initial, or her name!
  • A sweet Jacket – place an initial on the front corner (coming soon).
  • This Ruffled Blanket – lined with soft flannel, add a cross, or her name and the date, or the flourish monogram.
  • These dainty slippers – add a cross, or her name, or initial.
  • This Ruffled Bib – no embroidery available, but it’s a beautiful way to add a layer of protection.

Phoebe Monogrammed Christening Accessories by One Small Child

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