It’s great to hear that so many of you have received your baby kits. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the kit. It makes me happy that you’re seeing this as a solution … something to help you in what might otherwise be really overwhelming. For those of you who want to read reviews on the baby kit, there are a number of insightful comments on the last post.
You guys also asked several great questions and I want to give you some answers.
[ baby kit versatility ]
Many of you are finding how versatile the kit is for adopted children, single parents, etc. It’s definitely adaptable for older children as well (those who were babies a while back), since some of you are asking about that. You can just not use the specific journaling cards that include lots of detailed questions that you may not remember.
Someone asked if I am using this kit for my other kids’ baby albums. While I am using this baby kit for Crew’s baby album (did I mention how much I’m loving it?), I am not going back and re-doing what I’ve already done for Porter’s and Claire’s baby albums. That would mean having too much time on my hands! Besides, I love what I’ve done for them in their albums. However, I do have a few layouts left to do in Claire’s album and I’ve been using my baby kit for those extra pages.
[ new kotm site ]
Many of you who are ordering the Holiday Card kit have noticed that the web site is different from the original place (on Lisa’s site) that you used to order KOTM (kits of the month). We’ve had several changes lately. First, new & improved web sites. And also, we have a new shipping warehouse in Denver. The new site uses the existing customer user names and passwords. The old site let people log-in with user name OR email address, then the password. If you are having trouble logging in you can click “forgot password” and you’ll get an email with BOTH user name and password.
[ shipping time ]
Orders placed by 1:00 pm will be shipped the same day. If you are pre-ordering the Holiday Card kit, those will begin shipping November 3-4. You’ll have plenty of time to get those done in time for the holidays.
[ customer service ]
If you don’t order online, you can call toll free to order: 800.453.1173
If you are international, here are the non-800 phone numbers for ordering & customer service.
720.374.3628 (phone for international orders)
720.374.3720 (fax for international orders)
Customer service hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST (GMT-7)
[ baby footprints ]
To preserve the sweet, small size of baby’s feet I use acrylic paint, easily found in craft stores. I use a foam brush to apply it to the bottom of their foot and then carefully press it against cardstock to get the footprint. This is also how I have been doing our kids’ handprints for years (see my Jan. 9, 2008 post titled “Handprint Tradition”).
Added note: Acrylic paint is so easy to clean off of skin (and most hard surfaces too). Absolutely no staining.
[ albums ]
Since you get to choose the album you want to use with the baby kit, some of you want to know MY choice. There are many great options out there and I’ve chosen the We R Memory Keepers leather 3-ring albums. Yes, the baby kit comes with 12×12 page protectors and they are designed with 3 holes in the edge, which is perfect for most (or all?) 3-ring albums. You can certainly use whatever page protectors you want if you have a specialty album that doesn’t fit these page protectors.
Added notes: Porter’s albums are green, Claire’s are yellow, and Crew’s are blue. Also, Kasey (fellow blog reader) informs us that these albums are on sale at ritzcamera.com for $19.99 for the month of October so act FAST on that if you’re interested.
This was a lot of text. Note to self: Include a photo in the next post. : )