When I heard TantrumXYZ had created a range of free baby milestone cards I had to give them a go. I had been looking for some nice milestone cards to buy. Well, when I say looking, I just had it at the back of my mind; on that eternal to-do list which also includes â€˜sort out mobile phone storageâ€™ and â€˜update laptop softwareâ€™.
Because I saw other people post photos of their babies reaching two weeks or six months old and, although I liked the idea, the cards I came across were (in my opinion) a bit rubbish in a one-size-fits all, quite badly-designed way. I sometimes improvised with a piece of paper and a pen, but basically lost track and forgot about it. And Iâ€™m hardly Kikki K anyway.
But TantrumXYZ have teamed up with Gilles & Cecilie Studio, a design house which has worked with Moleskine and Paul Smith, among others, to create a range of sweet, quirky cards which I was much happier to put out, not only on my family WhatsApp group, but also on my own Instagram feed (although theyâ€™re in â€˜rectangleâ€™ format rather than square).
The online tool is on their website and gives you a decent choice of designs and milestones. I loved the â€˜milk drunkâ€™ card but Oliver is too old for that one now, sadly. The colour scheme is navy, orange, pink and yellow, which is gender-neutral and much less gaudy than the milestone cards I had seen previously. There are some monochrome ones too, which is a proper trend for kidswear and interiors at the moment.