A close friend of mine had a baby in 2021. She’s obsessed with all things magic and was having a Harry Potter-themed shower. While helping plan the shower, my sister and I came up with the idea to use all our friend’s loved ones to help us write a book for the baby.
The two of us wrote 16 verses themed around a birthday party for a young witch. Each of the party guests was a monster representing a different number from 1 to 10.
At the baby shower, we assigned each guest a monster with a prompt, like monster with one horn, and they drew their own interpretations of that monster.
Afterwards, I laid out the book in InDesign, incorporated other icons with the monster illustrations, created the final product, and sent it to print. It was a fun way to include all our friend’s loved ones in making something completely one-of-a-kind for her and her baby.