Airdrie’s baby boom has continued into 2022, and once again Genesis Land and airdrielife magazine are teaming up to promote and produce the Airdrie Baby Book, celebrating babies born to Airdrie parents prior to December 31.
Born of the pandemic, with 2021 being the first edition, the 2022 Baby Book features the story of Jimmy and the Treehouse, a children’s tale about achieving your dreams with the help of your friends. It is written by Calgary author Leonor Henriquez and illustrated by Airdrie artist Mackenzie Cox. The duo paired up for the first time, last year, creating Baby Bunny Boing and the Welcome Party.
“These babies are our newest citizens, and we want to commemorate their birth by giving them a lifetime treasure,” says Olga Mardones, Marketing Manager for Genesis Land. “Many of these babies will grow-up and spend their lives here in Airdrie, living in a Genesis community. This is what community building is all about.”
The book is an adventure story where kindness and friendship are the heroes, says Henriquez. “It’s a story that celebrates nature, as trees are a symbol of growth and abundance,” she says.
“I’m grateful and honoured to be trusted by airdrielife and Genesis Land to be part of this beautiful project that celebrates life itself,” says Henriquez. “I hope my words bring smiles to your readers and warmth to their homes.”
A special hard cover version featuring baby photos will be produced for babies’ families with copies of the children’s storybook version available at Genesis show homes while quantities last. A digital flipbook version can be found online at both the Genesis Land and airdrielife websites.
All families who registered for the 2022 Airdrie Baby Book were automatically entered to win a baby photography package valued at $500.