Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Affordable art for the little ones

Maybe it's because due date for baby # 2 is coming up quickly that I have all things kiddie on my mind. 

My sister, Shyla took a few pictures of me at Christmas (I'm due March 15th). They're the only ones I have of me expecting this time around so I thought I'd share one!

Anyways, after yesterday's post about displaying art, I wanted to follow up with some of my favorite resources for kid related prints.  

What I love most about the prints I'm about to show you is:  
a.) They're affordable. 
b.) They're CUTE! 
c.) They're not TOO juvenile. 

This means you can have artwork you love with very little expense, and you won't grow tired of it or have to worry that your little one will outgrow it anytime soon.

I'll start with my favorite company called the Caravan Shoppe. Their prints are sold as a download that you can print as many times as you wish. Most prints are only $5.00 to purchase, less if you bundle them together. I actually purchased The Zoo:Watercolor Animal set before Christmas and printed them at Staples. The Safari series went into simple white frames and made a perfect little gift for my little nephew.

The Zoo:Watercolor Animals by the Caravan Shoppe

Safari Animals by the Caravan Shoppe

Here is a small sampling of what they offer that would look equally adorable in a nursery, kids bedroom, or playroom.

I'll be Yours Print by the Caravan Shoppe
Hold on Print by the Caravan Shoppe
Modern Love print by the Caravan Shoppe
I Cannot Live Without Books Print by the Caravan Shoppe
Constellation Print by the Caravan Shoppe

I recently discovered that Minted.com has a huge selection of prints that are geared toward kids.  Since many of them can be personalized and are available in a variety of sizes, I think they would make a unique and much appreciated baby shower or birthday gift.

Woodsy Monogram at Minted.com
Sheep Dreams at Minted.com
Numbered Animals at Minted.com
Little Princess and the Pea at Minted.com
Summer Picked Poppies at Minted.com
You are Here at Minted.com
Forever Sunshine at Minted.com
Heritage Children at Minted.com
Robot Family at Minted.com
Minted.com has so many that are adorable, it was hard to choose just a few!

Another type of print I love are ones with scripture. I appreciate that my parents helped me memorize verses when I was young, and I would like to do the same with my kids. Having verses displayed around the house shows others you value the Bible. It not only helps with memorizing the Word of God, but gives us reminders and promises we can think on throughout the day.

Philippians by SSPrint Shop

Colossians by SSPrint Shop

Be sure to check our the SSPrint Shop's full selection as there a few prints that would be great gifts for couples or Valentines Day gifts!

Another shop I like for scripture prints is the Jones Design Company.

Glory by JDC
Whatever by JDC
Fruit by JDC
Made by JDC
If you have a chance, her blog, Jones Design Company is worth reading! She's one talented lady!

Care to share any resources you have for kid friendly art work? I'm all ears!

P.S I wasn't endorsed or paid in any way, shape or form from the companies mentioned. Just passing on great products that I really love!
2 comments on "Affordable art for the little ones"
  1. I have the pear print from JDC, and in fact, came over here from a comment you left on her blog. :) Congrats on baby #2! My second child currently wants my computer for some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so time to go...

  2. thanks for including my prints! Your blog is lovely and I look forward to looking around.



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