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Summertime Photo-Ops With The Kids

Energetic squeals of innocent delight. The awkward pitter-patter of those tentative first steps. The wonder of holidays with family. These images of your little cherub are forever imprinted on your heart.

But what about the family photo album? We all want to capture those perfect moments that we can carry and pass on, but how do we get the little perpetual motion machine to pause long enough? We’ve shared some clever ways to get the picture-perfect results.

Parks: There’s nothing like candid shots of your little cherub at play. The wind in their hair and squeals of “higher!” as their imagination rockets them into space on the kiddie swings, or the quiet joy of ambling through a field of wildflowers. Picking daises to bring to mom, can there be any more heartwarming than these shots of your little one? For some special fun – and amazing photos – bring a small bottle of bubbles. Mesmerizing, delicate balls of air with the rainbow swirling about them, even as adults we’re captivated by the wonder and enchantment of bubbles.

The zoo: All the curiosity and excitement of imaginative adventures unfolds at the local zoo. Faces pressed up against the glass to watch thetigers play in their pool, mimicking the penguin waddle in their Chérubin handmade leather moccasins – and don’t forget the petting zoo – are all moments you will want to treasure forever.

Nana and Popa: Nothing causes your heart to skip a beat like flipping through the photo album and seeing photos of your little one with their grandparents – and nothing makes better gifts to for them! Add a sprinkle with flour to your little chef while making cookies with Nana for an unforgettable picture. Or snap your little angel dangling a squirmy worm from their fingers during an afternoon at the lake fishing with popa. These are memories you will never forget – and make for some of the best photo ops.

Costumes: Superheroes and princesses fill our children with wonder and ignites imagination and play. It’s not surprising when they find a costume that they want to eat, sleep, and live in. Saving mom from the bad guys or stealing dad’s heart, these costumes bring out the personality and imagination of our little wonders, and make for some of the best photographs imaginable.

Puppies: Giggling cherubs and playful puppies – can it get any cuter than this? Whether a new addition to the family, or visiting with friends, nothing brings out your child’s love and happiness like playing with puppies. Romping in the grass to mid-motion naps, the playful innocence will take your breath away every time.

Remember that some of the best shots you capture will be the candid, spur of the moment snapshots – splashing in a bubble-bath, stomping through mud puddles, even an arms-crossed moment when your little one isn’t being that perfect little cherub. Always have your camera or phone ready to preserve the moment forever.

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Cheree Berry Paper + Chérubin = An Exciting New Collaboration

You are cordially invited to a most stylish playdate!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the distinguished graphic arts firm Cheree Berry Paper, to bring an exclusive new collection to our line of handmade moccasins!

This fabulous collection features ten one-of-a-kind designs that were inspired by happy childhood memories like weekend adventures at the zoo, imaginative birthday parties, and that precious moment when your little cherub said “I love you” for the very first time.

“Whimsical, playful, unexpected...these are key ingredients in both the Chérubin and Cheree Berry Paper brands. We can’t wait to see chic little cherubs toddling around in our new line of adorable booties!” said Christine Hoog, creative director of Chérubin.

“When Chérubin asked us to put our cheeky and conceptual designs on their baby moccasins, we were excited to explore a new format. Our team is primarily made up of women and many are mothers— it spoke to the lifestyle of CBP,” said Cheree Berry, CEO and creative director of CBP.

Nestled in historic French town, Sainte Geneviève, Missouri, Chérubin is the distinguished maker of genuine leather soft soled moccasins. We begin with only the highest quality American made leather, which has been certified safe for infants and children. Our fresh designs are created by local artists through intriguing inspiration leading to adorable works of art. An eye for design and skillful technique truly sets us apart from the rest. From the gentle elastic cuff to the comfy sole, these soft shoes are individually hand crafted and stitched by skilled artisans. Each pair of moccs feature a suede sole that is specially designed to be non-skid while allowing little piggies to wiggle. All these features are the hallmark of Chérubin shoes, indicative of superior quality and craftsmanship.

In this exclusive collection of patterns, Chérubin has collaborated to bring 10 playful and polished designs created by Cheree Berry. These limited editions include a fierce tiger print mocc that will bring out the wild in your little animal, and playful party motifs that will be the talk of every tea. The “I Heart You” design will melt your heart every time your little cherub pitter-patters past. This partnership is truly a unique opportunity to bring our customers a fresh, ultra-chic fashion with a playful twist.

Chérubin’s unwavering commitment to quality begins by selecting only the finest genuine leathers, made here in the USA. With a unique printing process, these exclusive patterns and designs are engineered to withstand to a lifetime of use ─ and mud puddles! ─ for heirloom quality leather moccasins that make your little one stand out on the playground. Local artisans hand craft each and every pair of Chérubin moccasins, for quality and workmanship that’s unsurpassed.

At Chérubin, we’re excited to offer this new collection of energetic and stylish designs of our soft, genuine leather moccasins – your little trendsetter will be the envy of every playdate!

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Styling The New Cheree Berry Paper + Chérubin Collection — Tell Me A Story

Ultra-chic fashion comes together with artistic creativity for a romp through the imagination in the most sophisticated and playful way.

We’re excited to introduce this whimsical new collection, from the imagination of award-winning graphic artist Cheree Berry Paper. Starting with exclusive designs and a specialized, unique printing process and the softest American made leather, skilled artisans in historic Sainte Geneviève, Missouri bring each pair of Chérubin leather baby moccasins to life — one precious pair at a time.

CBP children as moccasin models. Left to right: Lucy Disabato, William Armstrong, Rocco Tang, Xander York, Luke Rathert, Bo Nenninger and Mabel Irwin.

CBP children as moccasin models. Left to right: Lucy Disabato, William Armstrong, Rocco Tang, Xander York, Luke Rathert, Bo Nenninger and Mabel Irwin.

  • Baby Talk: It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for— your precious cherub’s first words! In this sophisticated design, we’ve recreated those words that have captured your heart. A fresh cotton white background, a prismatic rainbow of colors, and a playful font brings all the memorable first words to life in a sassy fashion statement that’s sure to go hand in heart with anything. Pair these with simple denim and a flowy top, or throw in a pop of color that matches the moccs!
  • Game Time: There’s no whistle on this play. Alternating black and white stripes pulled right from the referee’s jersey are finished off with a neat and trim grassy green cuff. The varying thickness of stripes catches your eye and draws you right into the action. Keep these mismatched moccs a focal point by pairing them with neutral cotton basics and onesies, or accentuate the fringe with a matching green headband.
  • Hear Me Roar: Bring out the wild in your little animal with this fun tiger print! Available in hot pink or tangerine orange, the right-side mocc features a playful tiger face and stripes, and the left has a voice bubble with “Roar” across the top. These playful moccasins have a fringed cuff with alternating colored and black stripes. These shoes will instantly ignite your wild thing, so pair it with a romper for playtime and try dressing it up with a denim top for occasions.
  • I Heart You: Mi amore, these moccs have stolen our hearts! Bold primary colors put on a show like no other as these moccs spell out “I Love You” across both little feet. Rich cobalt blue provides the backdrop for “I ♥ ” and “YOU” in multi-colors, and a red cuff and fringe bring it all together. Pair these color-block moccs with your cherub's favorite patterned dress or leggings or let them stand out with a solid, neutral outfit.
  • Banner Baby Blue Bunting: It’s a fashion parade under the big top — stylish stripes of sky and baby blue are wrapped across the back in solid color. The bright blue cuff is brought to life with the multi-colored triangle fringe, reminiscent of parties and carnivals. An eye-catching colorful toddler moccasin that’s sure to draw you in and capture the wonder of seeing the world through the eyes of your little cherub. Take the carnival inspiration and let your cherub match these moccs with big, bright colors, and all the frills they want!
  • Gallop for Scallops: Two choices for twice the fun! Our first are piano key classics ebony and ivory combination, polished to perfection. The forward is a black background sprinkled with delicate white polka dots, complimented by a full white ankle. The cuff is black, with the daintiest scalloped edge. Flip the coin for a sassy remake in contrasting hot pink and crimson red, with alternated scalloped cuffs. Whether a polished party or a fun playdate, this mocc has it all. Try these moccs all classed up with your favorite party dress — or try a co-ordinating color blocked outfit.

No matter your choice, all of our genuine leather moccasins are handmade to the highest standard of excellence, with an emphasis on sassy sophistication. We know you will love this new collection as much as we do!

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Top 5 Vacations (That You Can Take With A Toddler)

Long days filled with warm sunshine and escapades. Cool evenings lit up by dancing fireflies. S’mores and laughter around a crackling campfire.

Summer is here and it’s time to start planning the family vacation – but where?

We’ve rounded up 5 of the best vacation destinations that are guaranteed to provide hours of relaxation and fun for the whole family – and perhaps a wee splash of education.

1. Beaches: Clear skies, warm water, and wet sand are irresistible to your little pirate. A bucket and a shovel are all they need to spend hours building sandcastles at the seashore. What could be better than walking hand-in-hand with your little starfish while splashing in the surf? With a liberal application of skin protectant to guard your cherub’s tender skin against those deliciously warm rays and a packed lunch, you’re all set for a full day of fun in the sun.

2. Zoos: Lions and tigers and bears – oh my! Amazement and delight are ahead of you from the moment you arrive with your little monkey. The sights and the sounds will have your little one ramped up for an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Don’t forget to visit the petting zoo! Be sure to pack extra snacks, bottled water, and sanitizing wipes in the stroller.

3. Playgrounds: No matter your destination, hours of endless activity await at local town playgrounds. We’re proud that quaint Sainte Geneviève, Missouri – where each pair of Chérubin moccasins is lovingly handcrafted by local artisans – features an amazing new playground to provide hours of tireless amusement. From the physical and mental stimulation of interactive play stations to the delightful squeals of “higher!” on the swings, there’s no healthier bonding experience than a day at the playground.

4. National Parks: Boundless wonder and adventure is in store for your little explorer as you engage in the rich experiences of our National Parks system. From small regions rich in culture and specializing in historical reenactments that your little one could participate in, to the vast expanses of pristine nature untouched by human contact, the National Parks allow you and your family to connect with our natural surroundings in an intimate way that bring wonder and excitement of nature home.

5. Farms: Spring and summer bring thoughts of picnics and backyard barbecues. What better way to gain an appreciation for our summer fare than with a trip to a farm? Fresh air and green rolling hills of local family farms serve as a rich environment to bring your little sprout for fun – with a subtle dose of education as a bonus. Starting with a ride on a green tractor to feeding a newborn calf to zipping through a corn maze, visiting a family farm will be an experience your family will never forget.

No matter your destination choice, always be sure to bring along an ample supply of bottled water, healthy snacks, comfy shoes and sunscreen.

With so many family-friendly options available, you will be making cherished memories for years to come.

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Baby Shower Gift Guide: Gifting Made Easy

No sound brings a smile to your face or warms your heart like the sound of baby giggles.

The excitement of a new baby brings on the challenge of finding the perfect gift for the baby shower. But from the adorable clothing onyour Pinterest feed to all of those exquisite keepsakes at local boutiques, how do you choose?

We’re here to help in the welcoming of a new cherub with some devilishly stylish suggestions that are both creative and practical.

Our List of Best Baby Shower Gifts

Onesie Bouquet:

Onsies are the most common gifts given at a baby shower — and one of the most needed. But with two simple and small adaptations, your gift can go from casual to unforgettable:

1. Fold the onesies, then roll them up and secure with chic diaper pins — these will be your blooms. Insert a small dowel or popsicle stick for the 'stem' and wrap the bundle with a receiving blanket then tie it off with ribbon for a beautiful bouquet.

2. Choose sizes up to 12 months, each size in a different color, to make your bouquet. The variety of colors and sizes will not only be extra cheerful and vibrant, but also useful when their little wonder quickly starts to grow.

Chérubin Moccasins:

We would be remiss not to mention the benefits of soft-soled baby shoes. Steal the baby shower spotlight with a pair of genuine leather, handmade moccasins. From our buttery-soft leather to the hand-stitched finishing touches — every bit of our moccs are 100% American made. All of the genuine leather we use is tested and certified infant and toddler safe. From sweet polka dots of our girl’s moccasins to the hot rod racing flames in our boy's moccasins and tons of gender neutral booties, you can find the perfect pair of show stopping shoes for any little one.

Diapers:

Because newborns can use up to a dozen or more in a single day, the number one gifted item for a baby shower is diapers. The average child goes through 7,500 diapers before 2 years old — so helping out a new mom with some extra diapers is always going to be appreciated. Before you giftwrap a few packs of diapers, consider a gift certificate to a monthly diaper service. The eco-friendly service takes care of everything for mom, and protects our planet for the future of our precious little ones.

Hands and Hearts:

As they reflect back on the first few years of motherhood, any mom will tell you the most cherished gifts are the ones from the heart – and the hands. Whether it's helping out a couple of hours once a week to let mom take a nap, or a lovingly crocheted crib blanket, gifts you make or carry out yourself are always some of the best. Consider getting artsy with a couple of homemade 'vouchers' redeemable for babysitting or help cooking — either one can help the new mom and dad get much needed rest and relax with their cherub. If you’re a bit more crafty or talented with a needle, a quilt that you add blocks to each year as the baby grows up makes for an amazing keepsake. While it'll take some time, it's something special they can take to college and use when starting their own families

On The Go Changing Mats:

These amazingly compact and convenient changing mats are one of the most practical gifts that have hit the market. Although they hold several diapers, wipes, and accessories — and are extremely easy to clean — they are surprisingly compact and inexpensive. As a baby shower gift, make sure there’s one for each car in the household to have on hand for those outings rather than using a public changing area. You can tie them with color coordinated ribbons, and tags indicating all of the different areas you can keep them.

Baby showers are a fun and exciting event for you, your friends and the new parents — celebrate with a unique gift for the precious new life that’s coming soon.

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