Merle & Velma Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket Review & Giveaway

Merle & Velma are creators of uniquely, personalized blankets, pillows and tees. For someone like myself who has a flare for all things that can be named, this was right up my alley. Of course some may think I spoiled my boys but I like to think of it as more of treating myself. So yes, please put my son’s name on everything possible.

I went with the “The Cohen” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket for Elliot. Even though he is 3, I am still fond of providing him with things that are meaningful and since he is moving from being a co-sleeping champ to his own big boy room, I am trying to make this change with as much care as possible. This includes fun pieces to make him feel happy when he walks into his own space.

The Cohen

The Merle & Velma Keepsake Blanket was more than likely geared for infants, sweet little coming home presents and baby shower stunners. However The Cohen is 30″ x 34″ which is larger than most baby blankets and the softest one we own and that is saying a lot since I was obsessed with minky when my guy was an infant.

Low has since decided that this blankie is not getting out of his site. He has the rub on his cheek thing going on. It is very, very cute to see. Low takes his Merle & Velma creation to bed and even in the car on occasion. I don’t let him often because I want it to still be intact 20 years down the road. Call me sentimental and all but I want still have the blanket around when he is off to college.

Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket

Being the size that it is, I find it perfectly sized for rest time downstairs with mommy mid-afternoon and is thin enough that storage is a snap. Now in saying that, do realize this is more of a keepsake than functional. While it does work just fine as an everyday blanket for those who are like myself and buy personalized items just because, it is not exactly what you would call winter worthy. That just means that use with care and not when it is cold and you want to keep babe warm. Spring, Summer and warmer fall days, this blanket could even be classified as a fashionable baby accessory.

In the end this is one of those pieces you want to be able to add to the keep tube when they outgrow. The perfect memory piece to pull out when the grandbaby appears and you can pass on. I can even see this piece being framed for the wall. It is that adorable and has a modern look that is definitely style worthy.

Overall as I mentioned before Merle & Velma makes an amazingly soft blanket. The colors and design options are all modernized and each make a grand statement. If you adore the blanket as much as I do, then make sure to also checkout the matching pillows and snap tees. What an adorable photo prop these would make as well <- for my pic taking friends.

Even better Merle & Velma blankets are made with 100% organic cotton fabric and printed with non-toxic water based dyes. They are also made in the USA. So yeap, they have all the plus points I need to stay a loyal consumer and the quality to back it up.

Merle & Velma Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket Giveaway

One lucky reader will receive a Merle & Velma Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket.

Giveaway ends March 27th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. rachel rohde says:

    I like The Cohen.

  2. jennifer wexler says:

    i like the jack blanket

  3. Like the “The Samy” Personalized Keepsake Blanket

  4. I like the “Elijah” personalized blanket

  5. I like “The Carly” Personalized Keepsake Blanket style :)

  6. Rebecca E. says:

    My favorite is the “The Elijah” Personalized Keepsake Blanket

  7. Alesha OliverLane says:

    Grace design is my favorite

  8. I love the Grace Blanket. The colors but mostly the different styles of writing really catch the eye.

  9. “The Ruby” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket

  10. sherry blamer says:

    I love the grace keepsake blanket. I love the writing style its very girly and perfect for my daughters name.

  11. Terry Maigi says:

    I love the Rylie style! These are so neat!

  12. Sherry Compton says:

    I like the Elijah

  13. kristin h says:

    I like the ruby

  14. Christina B. says:

    The font and Format on the blanket I chose would have to be girly so I like “The Ruby” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket.

  15. allyson tice says:

    I really like the “The Ruby” I love the font!

  16. Colleen Maurina says:

    My favorite is the Olivia!

  17. i like “the grace”

  18. Pauline Milner says:

    I really like the Elijah Personalized Keepsake Blanket. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the terrific blogging.

  19. I like “THE COHEN” blanket the most Its just bright and beautiful.

  20. sandra davis says:

    i like the “The Olivia”

  21. Kimberly says:

    I like the Cohen style blanket.

  22. I like The Cohen.

  23. I like the Joseph

  24. I like the Joseph style blanket. I will use this for a gift, most likely, though so I’d probably let the new mom pick.

  25. I like the Ruby.
    Thanks :)

  26. Debbie S. says:

    I prefer “The Ruby”. I like the fancier lettering.

  27. Alexandra Pitcher says:

    The Cohen; but there are so many cute ones!! Thank for the giveaway!

  28. I like the colors in the “Jack” blanket

  29. Diane Cooper says:

    My favorite blanket is “The Cohen”.

  30. I like the Cohen one.

  31. I think the Joseph is my favorite but I love them all!

  32. The Grace

  33. Christina says:

    My favorite is the “The Ryllie” Personalized Birth Story Keepsake Blanket.

  34. Ashley Trail says:

    I love the margot one , awesome!!!!!

  35. Denise Elliott says:

    The Joseph

  36. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Copy of “The Grace” Personalized Keepsake Blanket

  37. I like the Margot.

  38. Sherry Compton says:
  39. Judy Cox says:

    I like The Smith design.

  40. Lisa Newton says:

    I love the Carly and grace blankets this is such a wonderful idea.

  41. My fave is the “The Henry” Personalized Keepsake Blanket :)

  42. Danielle Papsis says:

    I like the Carly blanket.

  43. Sky Evans says:

    I like “The Olivia” Personalized Keepsake Blanket <3

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