Sharing your Love for Your Baby Could Earn You $10,000

You’ve written a beautiful letter, why not showcase it? With a little time and some supplies, you can create this DIY keepsake with your Dear Baby letter.

There is nothing like a parent’s love for their baby, but sometimes our busy lives don’t allow the time to share those sweet sentiments with our little loves. PLN wants to give parents the opportunity to share their love and memories of their babies in a way that can be treasured for years to come. The bonus? By writing a letter to your little one, you have a chance to win $10,000 from PlaytexBaby™!


One 8×11 sheet of vellum paper (Michael’s can be an easy source)

Two 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper (light backgrounds work best)



11×14 Frame (local Dollar Stores are a cheap and quick place to shop)

Paint (Dollar Stores often sell this too!)

Paint brush

Mini prints (I chose a few of my favourite photos and printed the ‘mini print’ version at Walmart)

Easy step by step instructions

First things first, make sure you are a PLN member. Not a member? You are missing out on being part of Canada’s largest network of new and expecting parents and so many cool deals, ideas and giveaways! (#plug #sorrynotsorry)

Sign up here.

Once you’re all signed up, follow the prompts to add your information for your letter.

Now you can get started on your letter! You can use the prompts to inspire you or follow your own path. There is no wrong answer.

Choose a picture to add to your letter to make it extra special and eye-catching. I chose black and white to really make it pop from the colourful background.

Instead of printing on regular paper, print your letter on vellum paper. (I just added the vellum sheet in front of the regular paper in my printer.)

Now take your frame apart and paint the frame. My frame was plastic and it took a bunch of coats to get my desired look.

Using the back of the frame as a guide, place your main sheet of scrapbook paper in the center of the frame. Using the coordinating sheet, glue a strip along the top and the bottom to fill the entire space.

Now glue your vellum letter in the middle of the frame and arrange the pictures around it.

Once your frame is painted and dry, you can trim the excess paper and assemble.

It’s ready to hang and enjoy forever!

Feeling like this DIY project is a bit too complicated for you? We hear you. Try this easier version instead!

Enter to Win $10,000 in the PlaytexBaby™ Dear Baby Contest

DearBaby Conttest

If these ideas aren’t enough to inspire you to write your own Dear Baby letter, maybe the $10,000 cash prize will. Either way, you are creating a priceless treasure for you and your child to enjoy for years to come. Click the button below to start your letter today!

Melissa Robertson

Melissa Robertson

Former journalist and current professional child wrangler, Melissa Robertson divides her time between her three daughters and running her natural baby product business, Natural Makes Scents. You can check her out on Facebook or follow her blog here.