Babies’ First Rosh Hashanah

I happen to know a whole bunch of babies celebrating their very first Rosh Hashanah and thought I’d add some holiday flair to their baby gifts. Continue reading

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Pesach is Coming Giveaway!

Oy!  Passover is less than a month away and I still haven’t recovered from all of our Purim fun just yet (and to add to that I have spent the day with a sick kid shuttling between doc and pharmacies). I can’t even pull it together to give you a little Purim costume recap/crafty info today (but for a quick preview check out my new FB profile pic.

But, I have a little something fun to help you start gearing up for Passover, particularly those of you with a little one arriving soon (or friends or family with a bub on the way). Ima Design Imports is back and would love to send one reader their adorable Baby’s 1st Passover onesie, perfect seder attire for your babe in arms or the perfect gift for the new addition to the family. To enter, all you must do is either 1) pin the image of the Baby’s First Passover bodysuit or 2) sign up for Ima Design Imports mailing list . Then, after you’ve done this, just leave a comment below.  Extra entries are available for each of the following (just be sure to leave a comment for each):

2) Subscribe to Made by Mamaleh via email or RSS
You have until 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday March 6th to enter.  Winner will be drawn at random.  Giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.  Good luck!
In the meantime, if you need some kid-friendly Passover ideas to start your Passover planning, check out last year’s A Very Toddler Passover.

Runway Inspired Challenge#29 – DSquared2

I wasn’t going to enter the current Runway Challenge.  I just wasn’t really feeling very inspired by the picture. And then all of a sudden it came to me as I stared at my Paper Trey Ink Raspberry Fizz Cardstock and I just had to make it.

I saw columns created by the suit, cardi and chambray shirt (which by the way convinced me I needed a chambray button-down myself) and what stood out to me was the bold brown buttons so it was the perfect chance to use this mini clear set I picked up on sale a while back.  Finally I added a few touches of chocolate Stickles and a brown velvet ribbon to reflect the belt.  A perfect baby card or perhaps for any little girl (or little girl at heart)  just because 🙂

Hanukkah is Coming: Cards and a Giveaway!

Hanukkah starts at sundown on Saturday, December 8th so less than a month to go and I’m just gearing up.  We just picked out our pics from our recent family photo session with the fabulous Jennifer Tai.  Now the next step is to pick a card.  And yes, I order my cards since my holiday card list is just too long to think about making them myself.

This always feels like quite the task – getting just the right combo of picture(s), design and sentiment.  I often go with a New Years card so as to be holiday neutral (and let’s be honest, it buys me more time).  But, I’m really feeling like Hanukkah cards this year.  After all we get plenty of Christmas cards even though we don’t celebrate Christmas so I don’t see why all those folks can’t get Hanukkah cards even though they don’t celebrate Hanukkah, right?  Besides, it’s all about peace and light and that applies to everyone.  I have a series of sites I generally go to in search of the perfect card.  But before I share those with you, I have a very special treat…

Hanukkah baby onesie

Still need to take a good Hanukkah picture to show off your little cutie?  How about a Hanukkah onesie from IMA Design?  One lucky reader will win a “Nes Gadol Haya Po” onesie, (translation: A Great Miracle Happened Here) from IMA Design in your choice of size: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months so you can make the cutest Hanukkah card ever!  To win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you are doing to get ready for Hanukkah.  Want additional entries?  One additional entry for each of the following: 1) Like Made by Mamaleh on Facebook; 2) Share this post on Facebook; 3) Subscribe to Made by Mamaleh via email.  Just be sure to leave a separate comment for each one so you get each entry you deserve!  Entries must be posted by 11pm PST on Sunday, November 18th.

If you want to buy your own or maybe think ahead to Pesach with a Baby’s First Passover Organic onesie  or even thinking about next Rosh Hashanah with a Sweet Like Honey Hebrew onesie, IMA Design is offering Made by Mamaleh readers a special 20% discount for order placed on their site until December 31st.  Just enter coupon code: Mamaleh.

And now, without further ado, some of my favorite places to shop for personalized photo cards:

  • Shutterfly

    Shutterfly generally has a really nice selection of Hanukkah cards with varying price points and they have great customer service.  A couple of my faves this year:

  • Tiny Prints

    Tiny Prints does cards well whether it be holiday cards, baby announcements, birthday invites, you name it.  Their  Hanukkah card collection is no different.  I love that this year they have some really cute cards for families that celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.

  • Minted

    Minted is on the spendier side but their products are gorgeous with modern sophisticated styles.  This year’s selection of Hanukkah cards is simply lovely.

  • Snapfish

    Snapfish has a nice selection of reasonably priced Hanukkah cards with a variety of layouts.

Oh so many choices!  Maybe I’ll work on my card list so I know how many I actually need…

What about you?  Are you sending cards this year?  Are they Hanukkah specific?

Don’t forget to enter to win the Hanukkah onesie from IMA Design!  And stay tuned for lots of fun Hanukkah happenings – gift ideas, giveaways, product reviews and of course, projects made by Mamaleh!

Note: many of the cards featured here are no longer available and links have been removed.  Sorry.