Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby Announcements I love searching for baby announcements, but feel that the baby blue polka dots with a 2x4 inch picture of the new baby in the hospital warmer is just tired. I want something celebratory and bright and boyish and joyful. I think some of these are wonderful, don't you? These letterpress announcements by Oblation are printed in Portland. So fanciful and cute- a little chick (adee, perhaps?).
This tree design is perfect for a baby born in Oregon. Sustainable in feel, and boyish without being cliche, and I love the idea of two trees leaning up and over and protecting the new baby. It reminds me of Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet", which says (on Marriage):
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness,And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart,And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
Isn't that a beautiful thought to start the day, friends?

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