Newborn Child Handprint Poem to Frame

I have written an original newborn child poem to create a baby handprint and footprint keepsake for parents and grandparents. You are welcome to use my new baby poem, To My Grandchild, but please give me credit. Thank you!

Newborn babies grow so fast, so it’s only natural that parents and grandparents cherish their tiny hand and foot prints. No wonder sales of DIY handprint and footprint plaster kits are big sellers for baby showers.

Baby Handprint and Footprint Poem to Newborn Baby

The following newborn child handprint and footprint poem is perfect to pair with a photo of a mother or grandmother (father, parents, grandfather,  grandparents) holding her newborn baby in her arms.

  • Print the poem on scrapbooking vellum paper and attach to either plain or pale baby patterned scrapbooking paper or cardstock.
  • Place the photo below or above the poem.
  • Stamp your newborn baby’s hands and feet onto plain cardstock (or use photos).
  • When the impressions are dry, cut them out using border scissors and paste them in the four corners of the paper.
  • Place the completed baby handprint poem page into an attractive matted frame.

This newborn child handprint and footprint poem will make a wonderful keepsake gift for baby’s parents and grandparents.

Baby Handprint and Footprint Poem Scrapbook Layout

As part of a scrapbook page layout, baby’s ultra sound photo plus baby’s feet and hand photos being touched or held by the person in the photo can also be added.

newborn child handprint poem

To My Grandchild

Before I held you in my arms,

I became enamoured with your charms.

I watched you grow as you began,

anxious to hold your tiny hand.

My circle of life was not complete,

until I touched your tiny feet.

©2011 Barbara R Johnson

 newborn child handprint poem

Baby Shower Ideas

The adorable hand and foot pictured above are of our grandson, Dylan. For my daughter-in-law’s baby shower, we gave her a scrapbooking themed baby shower. The activity was…creating scrapbook pages that Bridget could complete to celebrate baby Dylan’s milestones. We invited a friend of my daughter’s who was an experienced scrapbooker.

Last year, her sister was given a baby shower with a fun activity. White onsies were provided along with fabric paints. Each guest had the opportunity to design a onsie for the little man who was soon to join the family.  My daughter had designed a tuxedo onsie for Luke when he was just one month old so he’d be dressed properly for our son’s family wedding pictures.