Bizarrely, while my own pictures make me shudder, my children’s first passport photos are two of my favourite of both my children. Both seem to stare happily out of the frame, as if they know there is adventure on the horizon. Now my children are older, they are hugely proud of their passports, they just wish all destinations gave out stamps! Penny

Your child’s first passport is a huge milestone.

My biggest problem was trying to stop M smiling. She was such a camera addict even then, she couldn’t figure out, at 6 months old, that she shouldn’t smile! Helen

From finding somewhere local that knows how to take a decent shot of a wriggly infant, to filling in the form correctly, to waiting anxiously for it to arrive, to setting off for the airport, with a whole heap of extra stuff you never needed as a twosome, along with your very precious bundle, and one more passport than the last time you left the country.

A passport holder is a lovely gift and a great way to ensure everyone in the family always picks up the right passport. I’ve heard some stories about failed business trips with Mums and Dads attempting to travel with their kids’ passports. In the early sleep deprived baby days, it would be quite easy to forget baby’s passport, which is where a bit of ceremony, via a hard to miss passport cover comes in handy.

If your baby is anything like mine were, while you are waiting in the queue for the plane, s/he will discover their first passport is a teething device like no other. A case can be a practical thing too.


We have two passport covers to give away, thanks to baby gift specialist, Born Gifted. They are perfect for those who have a new arrival, or perhaps readers who want to mark a friend or family member’s new arrival. We think these make a lovely personalised and unique baby gift, for travel loving parents, or the baby who has everything.

You can choose pink or black, and the child’s name can be customised, up to 12 characters.

Just follow the rafflecopter instructions!

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1. Entry is open to UK residents only, excluding anyone professionally associated with Space In Your Case or the Promoter.
2 Two winners will receive a either a black or pink passport case with choice of 12 character name personalisation. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and there is no cash alternative.
3. The prize draw starts at 12.00am GMT on 19March 2015 and closes at 11.59pm GMT on 19th April 2015.
4. Entry is free and must be made by commenting on this blog post. Bonus entries can be obtained by sharing the giveaway with your friends, tweeting about the giveaway, visiting Born Gifted on Facebook, visiting Space In Your Case on Facebook, Following Born Gifted on Twitter, Following Space In Your Case on Twitter and following Space In Your Case on Pinterest.
5. The name of the winners will be published on this website within 14 days of the giveaway closing.
6. The winners will be drawn at random using Rafflecopter and they must have commented on this blog post for their entry to count.
7. The winners will be notified by email and asked to choose which design they’d like. They willl have a week to respond, after which time a redraw will take place.
8. In the unlikely event that the prize becomes unavailable the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value.
9. The Promoter’s decision on all matters is final and binding on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.
10. By taking part in this competition you agree to be bound by the competition terms and conditions.
11. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and / or winner in its discretion and without any notice in accordance with these terms and conditions.
12. The Promoter is: Born Gifted Ltd.
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