December 2013

Month: December 2013

Happy New Year 2014 | Christening Gowns at One Small Child

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2014 | Christening Gowns at One Small Child

Whew! It’s officially the last day of 2013, and we’d like to take the opportunity to sincerely wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re excited for the opportunities the new year holds. Are you?

Here’s a quick look back at some of the happenings of 2013 at One Small Child:

Offered our first free printable

We put together a beautiful summer christening party

Shared an enchanted evening christening

Shared a few tutorials for christening favors and decor

Marked our 30th Anniversary!

Went for a ‘Walk in the Woods

Enjoyed a cozy Christmas christening

Introduced several new heirloom christening gowns, short christening dresses, and christening outfits

We hope you’ll be joining us as we continue forward — great plans are in the works!

{Darling Ellie is pictured with her parents above, wearing our ever-lovely Jessa Silk Christening Gown and Jessa Christening Headband}

Snowflake Cross Christening Cake | Winter Christening Ideas at One Small Child

Christmas Christening, Part 2

More images from our winter-themed christening shoot, see Part 1 here.

Winter Christening Ideas at One Small Child

Winter Christening Buffet Ideas | One Small Child

Snowflake Cross Christening Cake | One Small Child

{Snowflake Cross Christening Cake by Paisley Cakes}

Snowflake Cross Christening Cake | Winter Christening Ideas at One Small Child

Snowflake Cross Baptism Cake | Winter Christening Ideas at One Small Child

Snowflake Cross Christening Cake | Winter Christening Ideas at One Small Child

Ginger Ale with Raspberries | Winter Christening Food Ideas at One Small Child

{Mock Champagne with Raspberries by Oh So Delicioso}

Samuel Silk Baptism Outfits for Boys | Winter Christening at One Small Child

{Silver Spoon from our Cross Cup and Spoon Baptism Gift Set}

Christening Family Portrait Shot Ideas | Winter Christening at One Small Child

{Baby is wearing our Samuel Silk Christening Outfits for Boys + Silk Christening Booties + Triple Roll Socks}

Baptism Portrait Ideas | Winter Christening at One Small Child

Family Picture Ideas for After the Christening | One Small Child

Winter Christening Outfits for Boys | One Small Child

{Baby is wearing our Samuel Silk Christening Outfits for Boys + Silk Christening Booties + Triple Roll Socks}

Christmas Christening Portrait Ideas | One Small Child

Christmas Christening, Part 1

We’re down to the last couple days before Christmas, and this week we have some beautiful images to share with you from our recent Christmas christening shoot. We had such a fun time shooting sweet baby Wolf along with his ridiculously beautiful parents ~ enjoy!

Christmas Christening Outfits for Boys | One Small Child

Christmas Christening Portrait Ideas | One Small Child

Christmas Christening Outfits for Baby Boys | One Small Child

Christmas Christening Family Portraits | One Small Child

Christmas Christening Family Pictures | One Small Child

Christmas Christening Family Pictures | Baptism Outfits for Boys at One Small Child

{Baby Wolf is wearing our handsome Lucas Knit Christening Outfits for Boys with matching Lucas Knit Christening Booties and Triple Roll Socks}

Free Printables: For Unto Us a Child is Born

For Unto Us Print | Free Christmas Printable Art by One Small Child

Christmas is less than a week away, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve once again found myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of endless holiday to-do lists, parties, programs and recitals heaped upon the everyday work of keeping a household running and trying to nurture a family. Though most of it is fun, the constant motion can very easily pull attention away from the underlying meaning of it all, the true meaning of Christmas.

With that, I want to share a gift from my heart with you: a free 5×7 printable message to help remind us all of the reason for the season. This print is available in five variations to fit your decor and tastes. The first three are color variations of this simple design:

Framed For Unto Us Options | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child

The last two versions are a special treat: these photos were taken in the Jerusalem area by our very own founder, Ramona Murdock. She and I are so pleased to share these works of art with you!

For Unto Us Sheep or Stable | Free Printable Christmas Art by One Small Child

Click on the thumbnails below to view and download the printable PDF files. Merry Christmas!

For Unto Us - Charcoal | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child For Unto Us - Navy | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child For Unto Us - Red | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child
For Unto Us - Sheep | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child For Unto Us - Stable | Free Christmas Printables at One Small Child

{Baby in feature photo is super comfortable wearing our Lucas Boys Christening Outfit}

Personalized Baptism Print | Christening Baptism Gifts at One Small Child

Christening Gifts for Girls and Boys: Personalized Baptism Print

Personalized Baptism Print | Christening Baptism Gifts at One Small Child

gift – noun \ˈgift\
: something that is given to another person 

It’s the season of gift-giving, and like most of you, gifts have occupied a lot of my recent attention. I love giving gifts. For me, giving a gift is a way to display my feelings for someone I care about in a personal, thoughtful and tangible way.

I think that’s why this Personalized Baptism Print really speaks to my heart. It’s a one-size-fits-all option, whether you are a proud godparent or a new acquaintance invited to attend a baptism or christening. The image is ornate yet tasteful, the colors soft and neutral. Each print is individually produced with your selection of name and day, professionally dry-mounted, then placed in your choice of our White Frame (pictured here) or Antique Silver Frame.  It’s not only a beautiful image, but an individually printed work of art to thoughtfully commemorate a once-in-a-lifetime event.

This item has been discontinued.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Nellies Pink Gold Gray Baby Girl Nursery | One Small Child

Nellie’s Pink-Gold-Grey Nursery

We had the opportunity last week to spend some time with sweet baby Nellie and her lovely mama in her to-die-for beautiful nursery. This baby girl was so hospitable, quietly watching everything going on with wide eyes & wispy hair, and allowing us to fit in a snuggle or two between shots.

My favorite details of her little domain (it’s hard to pick just a few) include her gold polka-dot bedding, the painted stick display rod, and the crib in the center of the room beneath that gorgeous light fixture. So well done!

Nellies Pink Gold Gray Baby Girl Nursery | One Small Child

Pink Lace Rosette Headband | Nellies Nursery - One Small Child

White Pink Gold Upholstered Chair | Nellies Nursery - One Small Child

Nellies Pink Gray Gold Nursery Decor | One Small Child

Nellies Adorable Baby Girl Nursery | One Small Child

Painted Stick Display Rod | Nellies Nursery - One Small Child

Pink Lace Rosette Headband | Nellie's Nursery - One Small Child

Nellies Pink Gold Gray Nursery - One Small Child

Swaddled Baby | Nellies Nursery - One Small Child

Nellies Pink Gold Gray Nursery - One Small Child

Serenity Star | Nellie's Nursery - One Small Child

{photography by Paisley Studio}

p.s. Looking for baby nursery ideas? Follow our Pretty Nurseries Board on Pinterest!

Winter Christening Ideas | One Small Child

Inspiration Board: Winter Christenings

Winter Christening Ideas | One Small Child

Are you planning for an upcoming winter christening or blessing? We’ve been collecting lots of beautiful ideas on our Winter Christenings Pinterest Board, we’d love for you to drop on by and take a look! Here are a few of our favorites, all of them are great whether you’re planning an event planning for a boy or girl:

a. quinn fleece christening jacket {one small child}
b. hot chocolate bar {my sweet savannah}
c. silk ruffle christening blanket {one small child}
d.  burlap-wrapped seedling favors {image source unknown}
e. hand-stamped id baby bracelet {one small child}
f. cutest little cakes ever {better homes and gardens}
g.  mini lamb cuddle blanket {one small child}
h. gorgeous winter party in italy {piccoli elfi}
i. korbyn knit christening outfit {one small child}

p.s. Wondering how to get started? here’s a great christening planning guide.

Winter Boys Christening Outfits

New at One Small Child: Lucas Knit Christening Outfits for Boys

Winter Boys Christening Outfits

Temperatures are dropping like frozen balloons lately, so if you’ve got a christening or blessing coming up in the next several weeks, you might want to look for something warm as well as adorable. Fortunately, we’ve got the perfect style: our new Lucas Christening Outfit is a wonderful option for cold-weather events!

Ultra-soft combed cotton rib knit makes up the main element of this comfortable style, which is dressed up by the addition of a glossy braid trim. The 3-piece Lucas outfit comes with a short-sleeved, long-legged romper, matching long-sleeved jacket and CUTE visor hat. The matching blanket and shoes are sold separately. All items are proudly made in our local workshop, right here in the USA.

Personalized Gift Banks | Giveaways at One Small Child

December Giveaway: Personalized Bank + $50 Store Credit {Closed}

It’s time for our December Giveaway ~ the second in our 30th Anniversary Giveaway Series!

Personalized Gift Banks | Giveaways at One Small Child

This month we’re excited to send a lucky winner one of the beautiful silver-plated piggy banks pictured here, complete with engraving. In addition to this classic childhood keepsake, we’re including a store credit for $50, which can be used at any time for any product we offer at One Small Child. The banks range in value from $19.50 to $50.00, making this prize worth $69.50 – $100.00!

Giveaway details: to enter, Like our Facebook Page AND the December Giveaway Post pinned to the top of the page, or leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d buy with the $50 store credit. One entry per person. Giveaway will close on December 18 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time. The winner will be selected via random.org, announced on our Facebook Page on Thursday, December 19, and contacted via Facebook tag and/or private message (be sure to check your ‘other’ folder in your inbox, as direct messages from One Small Child will likely be delivered there). Prize will be mailed within 5 business days of acknowledgement from winner. Participation in the giveaway constitutes agreement to our giveaway terms and conditions.

Jessa Christening Headband | Silk Rosette Headbands for Baby Girls

Introducing: Jessa Christening Headband

A masterpiece you have to see to believe, this baby headband is handcrafted down to the last detail. Little bits of silk dupioni, dainty rosette braid, soft tulle, dramatic lace, and tiny freshwater pearls are carefully arranged on an ultra-soft stretch lace band to create a showpiece headband guaranteed to get ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from her admirers. Because each element is hand-stitched, the result is a lightweight accessory perfect for first portraits, christenings, blessings, or any special event!

Jessa Christening Headband | Silk Rosette Headbands for Baby Girls