In fact it is a bit of a joke in our circle of friends and so at my baby shower when one of the activities was to make personalised onesies for the baby she made one saying 'Belgium like dad' with a mustache.
I did a little photo shoot of him in it and instagrammed it for all to enjoy.
Then I decided that it was definitely worth making a layout about it.
I have been influenced by Jill Sprott's Scrapbooking from the soul and the idea of making sure that all of your embellishments help to tell the story of the photos and of the layout.
In fact when I think about it I do often sub-consciously do this (must be the English teacher in me!) so I used luggage tag washi tape and washi tape with foreign languages written on it to convey the idea of travel and that my husband speaks many languages and hopes that The Baby will follow in his footsteps.
I also used Belgian stamps (thanks Julie Kirk and the Going Postal series - I never would have hoarded these babies from my birthday card without your inspiration) to add authenticity to the layout.
The border at the bottom was created by stamping on post-it-notes. Each of the stamps from Amy Tangerine are linked to the theme of identity and heritage with footprints, a house with a heart, the word 'love' and a globe. Then the handwritten journalling ties it all together.
I chose for the 'proud' to be in glitter thickers so that it really stood out and emphasised that he is really proud of his heritage and hopes that The Baby will be too.
The colours in the layout also subtlety reflect the colours of the Belgian flag, but they also work with the blues, yellows and greens of his other 'baby book' pages. All in all I was thoroughly satisfied with this layout and feel that it really portrays an important part of our life and our shared interests.
Hope that you all have a lovely weekend!