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Decorated New Baby Birth Certificate

The Perfect Gift for a New Baby

The perfect gift for a new baby is a decorated calligraphy birth certificate!

Having a new baby, whether it's your first of fifth (or more) is time for a celebration. And when you want to get a really unique gift (everyone ends up getting clothes) calligraphy is the answer to your dilemma. 

colorful calligraphy new baby birth certificate

You don't have to worry about the size, or how long the baby will wear your gift before they outgrown it. A decorated baby birth certificate can also match the newborn's colors and designs in the nursery. That's because you get to customize and personalize this calligraphy art.

Personalized Gift for New Baby

When you choose to get a custom designed baby birth certificate you can add any colors, text, photos, and whatever you like. Many people like to include the name of siblings so they don't feel left out when the new baby arrives. 

New Baby Birth Certificate

Fill In Print New Baby Certificates

If you have a smaller budget check out the options in pre-made backgrounds for the artwork. Of course I will add more limited personalization, but it's less expensive that a totally custom baby birth certificate. There are some designs that may be your choice for a new baby boy or a girl. 

Parents Message to their new baby

For a first born baby, this is a very emotional time. I loved writing out this beautiful letter the parents wrote to their first child. They also had an amazing photograph where I was able to superimpose the calligraphy right on their photograph. But if you don't have a photo like that, I can still add your photo to the birth certificate. 

Parents letter to their newborn written in calligraphy and framed

Favorite Poem for New Baby Birth Certificate

My favorite poem in the world.. ok maybe not my #1, but definitely top 5 is from "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran. I cannot read this poem without having tears come into my eyes. It is such a pleasure for me to do a new baby birth certificate with this poem. 

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.


You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.


You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Really, isn't it amazing? You should get this book of poems because they are all so moving and true! And this first photo of the mother and father with their newborn is so perfect, don't you think?

Calligraphy poem The Prophet on Children for baby birth certificate in calligraphy

Include First Family Photo in Baby Birth Certificate

If the family is lucky, there is often a nurse or someone who can take the first photo of the new arrival meeting their parents for the first time. I LOVE being able to include this type of picture in the certificate. It's such a joy to see the happiness all around- (even if the baby is crying). It's so emotional!

new parents with their newborn in calligraphy birth certificate

Name Poem for New Baby Gift

A name poem can be another unique gift for a new baby. It's also known as "acrostic" poem. Because my calligraphy services are all customized, I can either add a photo of the baby or any background of your choice. Of course the text would be very different than this love poem below. Here's a great link to generate an acrostic poem. All you do is enter the name and gender! 

There are also "name definition" poems that could work really well as a new baby birth certificate gift. Find the origin of the baby's name, and the meaning. It can make you wonder: does the baby grow up to fit the name? Then the parents should be very careful about picking a baby name carefully. 

Acrostic Love Poem for Rachel in calligraphy with beautiful leading letters

Poems About Baby Boys or Baby Girls

There are lots of sweet poems about baby boys or baby girls. They can be general about their characteristics, or even religious.  The example above is entitled: "Why God Made Baby Boys". Here are poems about all sorts of occasions. If you want to find a poem that fits, all you have to do is ask Dr. Google! Nowadays we don't need the World Book Encyclopedia anymore. We have everything we need on our fingertips! 

Children Love to See Their Names

Another nice thing about these decorated new baby birth certificates is that children love to see their names written out. That's one of the first things that children learn to write: their own names! Having a beautiful calligraphy birth certificate for them can encourage them to learn to love calligraphy, and have a nice handwriting. Who knows? Maybe they'll want to grow up and be a calligrapher! LOL

But seriously, we can design the perfect unique gift for the new baby in your life, or the lives of someone you care about. And I know they will love this gift. Look below, and you'll see that you can also get it already printed on a surface that will make it ready to hang, right out of the box! 

New Baby Gift Completed Quickly

I know you'll want to have a gift to give to the parents for their new baby as soon as possible. Don't worry, I can generally get your gift done quickly. It can also be mailed directly to them if you live far away. Just contact me, and we can get started right away! 

And give the new baby a cuddle from me!

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New Baby Gift

One of my favorite calligraphy projects is writing out a new baby birth certificate. It’s a beautiful gift that will never be duplicated by anyone else. The baby will never outgrow it – and he or she will always enjoy seeing their name written in beautiful calligraphy lettering.

Are you looking for a special gift for a new baby? Here’s how to order yours – click here to get started.

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