Where are you from?

Where are you from? Are your family roots from all around the world or perhaps you still live in your place of birth? As you can see from the image above my family’s origins are somewhat spread out, so it’s no wonder I fell in love with these prints entitled My Roots Collection created by Children Inspire Design.

What a lovely way to teach our children about their background, their roots or perhaps if you have family scattered around the world this can help them understand where everyone lives.
These posters come with heart stickers and are therefore entirely customizable; I really love the different available colors and the simplicity of the graphic design, cute in any room! You can choose from something more global like the world map, or narrow it down to a continent, a country or even an American state. To top it off, these are made from recycled card stock and printed with soy ink.

Which map would you choose?

-Celina

27 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. pilli pilli | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Hello!
I’m belgian, but currently living in Italy, with my Italian boyfriend.
Before we met, we were both avid travelers; never living in the same place for long… I had lived in Holland for six years, four different belgian cities, and spent a little over 2 years in Asia… whereas F. has lived in Scotland and Spain…
Soon now we’ll be welcoming two belgo-italian baby boys, and we’ve decided to give them traditional belgian names (matched with their Italian surname) to remind them of their mixed roots… no matter where we end up living, because we’re already dreaming of our next destination. (France)

So… We would definitely need the Europe map!
Or the world map? ^_^

2. Celina | March 14, 2012

Wow! No doubt you need the europeen map, but something tells me you should get the world map! I wish we could travel more, but the distances are so much larger here in Canada, so it’s not as easy as in europe to move around.

3. Polona from Baby Jungle | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Slovenia but, judging by the map, we’re united with Italy?! Not cool =oS

4. Celina | March 14, 2012

Hopefully the creator will read your comment and make a little modification!

5. ursula (room to bloom) | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Celine, I LOVE this find, it’s going in my favourites folder and I will definitely bring it to the attention of the parents I work with. I’m a Dutch girl living in London, so it’s an easy one for me, the map of Europe. Thanks for sharing!

6. Celina | March 14, 2012

So happy you liked it!

7. bonjour le jour | March 13, 2012 | Reply

hello, i’m Russian who lives in Paris :-)
see you on Pinterest :)

8. Celina | March 14, 2012

Paris is like my second home, I lived there for a little while and my mothers side of the family lives there… Love it! See you on pinterest :)

9. Esther in Amsterdam | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Love this! xxx

10. Celina | March 14, 2012

:)

11. vicky | March 13, 2012 | Reply

I really liked the above idea, but I am from India and I’ll be really obliged if you also provide map for Asia also. Thanks.

12. Celina | March 15, 2012

I also think it would be great if they expanded their collection and included more countries :)

13. Courtney in London | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Oh I love this! I’m definitely going to buy one of these maps! On our map we will mark: The Netherlands (where my family is from, Italy (where my husband’s family is from), Washington State (where my family currently lives), Nevada (where my husband’s family currently lives), and London (where we live now!).
Such a cool way for the kids to see it all marked out on a map!
xxx

14. Celina | March 15, 2012

I think you might have to get a few extra heart stickers!lol

15. Babes about Town | March 13, 2012 | Reply

What a brilliant idea, I need this for the boys’ bedroom like now!

16. Celina | March 15, 2012

Hihi! I’m sure your boys will love it!

17. emilie | March 13, 2012 | Reply

I saw this on a blog somewhere and loved them. So glad you wrote about this. My children’s grandparents are in New Zealand and Italy respectively. Their uncles in Ireland and Germany and we live in France so this is a great way to illustrate this set-up!

18. Celina | March 15, 2012

You must be busy traveling to visit family! I think this is a great visual tool for the kids, especially the younger ones, it’s sort of like a family tree too!

19. Fiona Berka | March 13, 2012 | Reply

Love it …..we are Expats from Australia living in Asia for past 6 years. Both my children were born in Malaysia and we are about to move to Hong Kong . My husband is from Czech Republic and with all my family in Australia. So think it is a really fun idea for the kids to learn.

20. Celina | March 15, 2012

I just love everyone’s story… It’s just great seeing all the different cultures mixing. I would love to visit your part of the world, one day!

21. Paula | March 14, 2012 | Reply

So cute! I’m born in Chile and grew up in Sweden, my children are half Swedish. As many people from South America I have a mixed background – Italian grandfather and a half Spanish grandmother. I have also lived in Amsterdam and London for many years, and both places are very special to me.

22. Celina | March 15, 2012

Just like Courtney, you are going to need many more stickers! Your kids must be beautiful with so many different roots. ;)

23. Josepha | March 14, 2012 | Reply

My husband and myself are from Malta but we live in England! And I was born in Canada. I love this idea!

24. Celina | March 15, 2012

I was born in England and now live in Canada… It’s as if we just switched places!!! Thanks for sharing :)

25. Cat in Palma | March 14, 2012 | Reply

Ooh, sweet maps! My huband and I are from Montreal and our two children have French-Canadian, English-Canadian, Egyptian, and Japanese grandparents. We’re currently living in Palma de Mallorca, Spain but contemplating a move to Denmark. It’s a small world, after all… :)

26. Celina | March 15, 2012

So small! Do you ever think of coming back to Montreal to live? I dream of living in Europe…

27. What’s your story? « avalunas | March 18, 2012 | Reply

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