There are a lot of things in life that I intend to do, but never quite get around to doing. For example, I had every intention of getting a copy of the newspaper from the day that Darah was born. I thought it would be a really cool thing for her to look through later, just to get a glimpse of what the world was like the day she was born. But I never did get that paper. You see, I was sort of in the hospital and kind of busy learning how to keep my newborn alive and well. So a paper run just didn’t happen. And in the haze of the first few weeks of Darah’s life, going by the Commercial Appeal office to buy one of their reserved copies just didn’t make it off the bottom of the to-do list. Oh well.
Today I have a really special item to share with you. It is a keepsake item, and it makes a delightful gift to give at a christening, or a first birthday or really any time. It is sort of like a framed newspaper from the day your child is born, only better! It’s called The Daily Portrait, and it is made by the wonderful company Milson Road. They make these for many special occasions like graduations or anniversaries, but I want to focus on the ones designed to celebrate birthdays.
When you are ready to purchase The Daily Portrait for the special child in your life, the process is really very simple. They simply need a few key pieces of information about the child’s birth (date, time, location, weight and length and parents names) and a photo. They are then able to create a little news piece about the birth and that is included on the newsprint. The rest of the paper is filled with really cool tidbits about the world on that day, including headlines, popular movies and tv shows and famous people with the same birthday. It is so much fun to read!
I also really liked that you get to choose the background color, the mat color and the frame color. I liked this because I didn’t really want Darah’s frame to have pink in it. Pink would look great in her nursery now, but it may be something she wouldn’t like as she gets older. We kept everything classic looking so that it can easily come along for the ride as Darah’s room decor evolves over time, and it can even hang in her house when she has one of her own. I decided not to post a picture of our portrait because it has Darah’s full name on it. Sorry, just want to keep that private!
When I placed the order for our Daily Portrait, it arrived after roughly 2 weeks. As soon as the company was ready to print it, they sent me an electronic copy to review to make absolutely sure that everything looked great. I think that’s a very nice feature, because it would be so terrible to wait for a few weeks to get your special gift only to discover an error.
We love our Daily Portrait from Milson Road. This is a very special gift that I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for something that the recipient will truly treasure for years to come.
Buy it!: The Daily Portrait is available for purchase for $165 with free shipping included.
Edit: This giveaway is now closed.
Win it!: EEEEK! Milson Road wants one lucky Stuff Parents Need winner to win The Daily Portrait for yourself. So awesome!!! The contest will run until September 10th at 7:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to their winning email before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.