What's In A Name

litldesi9s.jpgWant to foster your child's love for learning letters while supporting a local, eco-conscious mamapreneur? Today, Jen reviews Lit'l Desi9s, a custom design line that uses your little one’s name for graphic inspiration. Read on for Jen’s review, as well as to learn how to win a Lit'l Desi9s custom name tee or onesie.

“Take one talented mama, add in a curious five-year-old and a spark of inspiration, and what do you get? Lit'l Desi9s, the fabulous clothing and accessories line by Debby Yennaco Peretz. It all started one day when Debby was doing what mamas before her have been doing since the beginning of time - trying to teach their curious little ones about the world around them. In Debby's case, she was teaching her five-year-old son how to spell when she started to see that the letters he was struggling to master could actually form shapes and even animals. The letter "L" could be a fin on a fish or even the neck of an elephant. The letter "N" could be the middle hump of a caterpillar or the hands of a seal. The possibilities were endless, and so was the potential.

Countless shapes and animals later, Litl'l Desi9s is sold online, in children's boutiques across the country, and locally at her cart store in Boston’s Prudential Center (across from the food court). Debby can take the letters of any name and form them into an adorable animal that can be printed on clothing, bags, note cards, hats, bibs, blankets, and even rubber stamps. Her clothing collection is organic, made in the U.S.A., and printed using water-based inks and no artificial chemicals. She even packages her products in reusable multi-colored bug catchers - just in time for firefly season!

What makes Debby's products so special is that she has captured part of what makes motherhood inspiring - the knowledge that your children are endlessly unique and creative. She took something that adults look at every day - their own name - and approached it with the eyes of a child. The result is both adorable and educational.”

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Congrats to winner Jessica S.!
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Now, want to win a custom Lit'l Desi9s name tee or onesie*? Here’s how:

  • Visit Lit'l Desi9s’s web store, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Lit'l Desi9s’ in the subject), and name a Lit'l Desi9s product you would love to have for your little one.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants only.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Monday, June 9, 2008.

    *The winner will receive a Lit'l Desi9s custom name design printed on a tee or onesie in 100% organic natural or white.

    And, for those who wish to shop now, mention Boston Mamas for 15% off your order!