A couple of months ago I was aimlessly scrolling through Instagram in a sleepless state when I came across The White Stork Company. They say love at first sight doesn’t exist, well let me tell you they’re wrong! Just one look at their feed and you’ll understand the instant appeal.
Brought to life by Jules and her husband Noel, the company was set up after their travels around Germany. Taking inspiration from the traditional Bavarian carvings they saw along their way. While exploring the mountains Emilie spotted a number of houses proudly displaying wooden storks. It didn’t take the couple long to realise these charming storks were actually birth announcements. Celebrations of new life entering the world.
Upon returning home the couple set about bringing this special German tradition home to the UK. With the help of their friends Joab and Emilie the White Stork Company was born, creating unique birth announcements any prospecting parent would be proud display.
The Arrival of Our Stork
Those who regularly read my blog (I’m sure there has to be a few) will know that for the past six or so months I’ve been running a weekly feature – The Pregnancy Diaries – written by my close friend Kerrie. With the arrival of Kerrie’s baby creeping closer and closer we couldn’t wait to get our hands on one these delightful storks.
When it arrived I had to hold myself back from tearing into the box with excitement. After all it wasn’t my birth announcement!
What Comes in the Box
Included in the box is:
- Your White Stork
- A ‘Waiting for our new baby’ sign
- 1 blue bag
- 1 Pink bag
- Fixtures and fittings
We received our assembly instructions via email. Giving you the option of attaching the Stork to either your wall or glass the instructions are simple and take you through the process step by step. The installation was pretty straightforward and didn’t take much time at all. Kerrie opted to secure her stork to the brick work but the stork would look equally attractive attached to the window.
What we Love About the Stork
Everything! It’s minimalistic style attracts your attention without appearing garish or over the top. The ‘waiting for our baby’ sign adds to the growing excitement while politely warning your neighbours of the chaos to come! I especially love how the sign doubles up as a mini chalk board. A great addition to hang in the nursery. What I found really impressive is the quality of the product. The company may still be new but nothing is stopping them from producing high-end products. Their passion clearly shines through.
Anything to Change
The only criticism is the hook used to attach the sign. On more than one occasion the sign blew off in the wind. If an alternative attachment could be provided maybe with a closing clasp we feel it would be the cherry on top of an otherwise perfect product!
Overall I love this product and I know Kerrie does too. Since the birth of her little boy Jack Kerrie has received so many compliments on her stork. Even the midwife pointed out how handy it was as she knew exactly which house to visit! I’m extremely jealous I didn’t have one myself but going forward I’ll be purchasing storks for all my friends…when they eventually have babies!
If you’re looking for a unique baby shower gift or are expecting a baby and fancy treating yourself head across to The White Stork Company to purchase your very own stork.
*We were given our stork in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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