We were invited to a birthday party for our niece this past weekend. Trying to figure out a thoughtful gift to give, I took into account her parents had their honeymoon in Paris. In a way, it almost seemed like Paris was the start of her own story. With that being said...
We bought the birthday girl, This is Paris, by Miroslav Sasek, a children's travel book.
Each page has a vintage appeal making it seem timeless and classic. You can't help but adore every illustration.
Paris is brought to life right before your eyes with each turn of the page. The quiet and beautiful details depicted in this book are memorizing.
Each page will delight you with something not only charming but interesting.
It's the type of book, that will promote a love of travel in your child and enchant their dreams with the beauty of Paris.
When I stumbled upon this free printable for a paper city of Paris, complete with street lights, Parisians, a patisserie, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Arc D'Triomphe, from Made By Joel, I had to include it along with the book.
Hopefully after the birthday girl reads all about Paris, she can act out a story of her own using Made by Joel's paper version of Paris.
We also exchanged some money for euros and included it in her birthday card with a note that reads: Hoping one day you will see Paris with your own eyes. When you make it there, use these euros to buy yourself something that will remind you of what Paris means to you.