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Posted on Sep 19th 2017
Polka Dot Print Shop was established during an afternoon nap in late 2011 when Leslie Berhanu opened up an Etsy shop on a whim. She decided to share the baby book that she created for her own child with other mamas looking for something modern and unique. The response was overwhelming and that drove Leslie to perfect the process of producing each book in a timely and professional manner, yet still allowing for customization and personalization.
Leslie Berhanu is a Texas A&M graduate turned English Teacher / Yearbook Advisor turned Stay at Home Mom to 4 curly-haired kiddos. She has always enjoyed graphic design and seeing her ideas come to life. She has a Type A personality and loves all things organized, symmetrical and perfect.
As a mama to 4 kiddos (5 years and under!), Leslie knows that free time is hard to come by. Filling out a baby book tends to take a back seat to the daily tasks of parenting. Keeping that in mind, she designed a book that hits all of the important milestones, yet doesn't require hours upon hours to fill out. Polka Dot Print Shop's Baby Books reflect a simplistic and timeless design that appeals to modern moms and dads.
Today, Leslie manages Polka Dot Print Shop from her home office just outside of Houston, Texas. All books are printed in the USA and hand assembled during nap time and late into the evening hours. She takes pride in designing, assembling and packaging each and every order that comes across her desk.
I was so excited to be able to feature these adorable books! I hadn't told anyone yet, but when I first started to talk to Leslie, I had just found out I was pregnant with baby number 2 and had loved the idea of keeping a bump book along with a baby and toddler book. There is so much I don't remember from my first pregnancy that I wish I did, and now I have the perfect place to record everything! Another thing I love about these personalized books is as your baby grows into a toddler, the books grow right along with them and keep up with all their milestones. There is even a drawing page that I let my son draw on and I love that I will have all these memories in one spot!
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