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The Story of You | Die Verhaal van Jou


What are we but our stories.

James Patterson


Over the last year we have widened this range to create different ways for you to treasure all those special moments with your little one. Wheather you love to document and journal or take a quick pic and remember the days hightlights, we are sure you will find the best way for you to capture the story your tiny and treasure it for ever.

Starting with your 9months bump journey...





Pregnancy Journals

From the second you find out you are expecting till the day after giving birth, this book will be your best companion. A complete, a-z, weekly journal of your bump and your new mixed mama emotions.

  • ...design


  • 21 cm x 21 cm
  • 200 Pages
  • Hardcover
  • Ringbound
  • 'The story of you'/ 'die verhaal van jou' debossed on front
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • Inner pages printed on 115gsm paper-stock
  • 4 keepsake envelopes throughout book for extra scans, photos and ideas
  • content...


  • Weekly journal logs
  • Trimester summaries
  • Pregnancy info pages - contact details, antenatal classes, photoshoots and various other important dates and things to consider
  • Baby journaling pages - gender, firsts, baby’s room, movements...
  • Growing bump galleries
  • Checklists
  • Birth plan
  • Birth story
  • Reflection and letter pages


  • reflection and letter pages
  • debossed cover
  • Birth plan
    Birth story
  • Baby journaling pages
  • 200 pages
    keepsake envelopes
  • Checklists
  • Hardcover
    Ringbound
  • Weekly journal logs


Baby Journals

Classic A4 Baby Journal

An overveiw of the best moments of your bump, baby and toddler journey. This book is a great baby shower gift for a close relative or friend, and, what’s more, it is the perfect gift from a mama for her babe.

  • ...design


  • 21 cm x 29.7 cm
  • 100 Pages
  • Hard cover
  • 'The story of you'/ 'die verhaal van jou' debossed on front
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • Inner pages printed on 170gsm paper-stock
  • Keepsake envelope in the back of the book
  • content...


  • Letter page
  • Pregnancy pages
  • Birth story
  • Family tree
  • 1-11 month pages
  • 1-5 year pages
  • 1st to 5th birthday celebration pages
  • Blank first pages for unique first experiences
  • Developmental milestone and other first pages - first steps, first word, first haircut...
  • Blank pages for sonographs, photos and milestone cards


  • hard copy thread sewn
  • blank first for unique experiences
  • 1-11 months what you have learnt, favorite toys, likes and dislikes and more...
  • miletsone pages
  • canvas draw string bag for larger keepsakes
  • envelope pocket for extra scans and photo
  • letter page
  • hand and foot prints
  • 100 pages, 170gsm matt gloss
  • pregnancy pages
  • newborn and arrival pages
  • debossed cover
  • developmental firsts
  • birth story
  • easy fill, flat lay bind
  • 1-5 year summaries, birthday celebrations






Minimalistic Square Baby Journal

Since we first released our baby journals back in 2017, we have received numerous requests for journals suitable for a variety of family structures and dynamics. In response, we have designed our Minimalistic Square Baby Journal. With no references to pregnancy, baby’s birth story, titles such as ‘mom’ and ‘dad’, pronouns such as ‘us’ or ‘we’, or religious holidays – this baby journal is suitable for most, if not all, modern day families. We have also reduced the number of prompts included – retaining the essentials and maximizing photo space. With regards to binding, we have opted for a ringbound solution, making this journal more cost effective and allowing your journal to ‘grow’ with each additional photo included and memory captured.

  • ...design


  • 21 cm x 21 cm
  • 70 Pages
  • Hard cover
  • Ringbound
  • 'The story of you'/ 'die verhaal van jou' debossed on front
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • Inner pages printed on 250gsm paper-stock
  • 2 keepsake envelopes throughout book for extra scans, photos and notes
  • content...


  • Birth details
  • First encounter
  • Hand- and footprints
  • Family Tree
  • 1-11 month pages
  • 1-5 year pages
  • Summary of baby milestones
  • Growth chart
  • Unforgettable firsts
  • Teething chart
  • Plenty of photo pages
  • Letter page


  • keepsake envelopes and teething chart
  • plenty of photo space
  • debossed cover
  • space for unique first experiences
  • gift set options
  • documents to 5 years
  • hand and foot prints
  • summary of baby milestones

Minimalistic Square Baby Journals, 2019 LIMITED EDITION

  • 2 keepsake envelopes
  • 2 languages 5 colours
  • abstract printed inner covers
  • ringbound 250gsm paperstock




  • I bought the "Verhaal van jou" baby book... and it is amazing. - Awandie Els

    Received excellent service and a beautiful "Die verhaal van jou" book for my daughter. The attention to detail and quality of the product is outstanding. I will recommend Mayalief to anyone! - Wilma Meyer

    Baie goeie diens. Mal oor my Verhaal van jou baba boek! - Anja Janse van Vuuren

    Ek het 'n VERHAAL VAN JOU boek gekoop en is mal daaroor!! - Elizabeth Rabie

    Jou diens is uitstekend en ek love al jou produkte!!! JOU VERHAAL boek is die beste kopie ooit!!! - Sune' Britz

    Beste kwaliteit en beste diens. Ek het die 'verhaal van jou' boek bestel. Dis die beste boek en beste kwaliteit boek wat ek al gesien het. So spesiaal!! - Sunet Joubert




Memory Milestone Cards

Milestone cards are great for taking pictures of daily milestones. Hold the card close to your growing bump, lay it next to your baby or have your toddler hold it every year on the first day of school. But wait there is more, every card has dates, details and creative prompts for you to fill in at the back. Finish the deck and bind them at you local stationary store. Perfect for mums that are not at all into journaling and really bad with documenting the moments you later wish you had.



  • front - milstone card
    back - memory card
  • 50 first experiences
  • Guided prompts and photo space
  • School years
  • Baby's first year
  • Pregnancy
  • minimalistic
    monochrome
  • Craft box for safe keeping
  • ...Pregnacy


  • 265gsm card stock
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • 40 cards incl. bi-weekly photo cards and other pregnacy milestones eg. first kick, babyshower, name
  • The reverse of each card has a mapped out block to place a photo and 3-4 creative prompts for you to remember the small details of the moment.
  • Babies first year...


  • 265gsm card stock
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • 41 cards incl.12 monthly photo cards and other develmental and other milestones eg. first tooth, word, steps.
  • The reverse of each card has a mapped out block to place a photo and 3-4 creative prompts for you to remember the small details of the moment.
  • ...Firsts


  • 265gsm card stock
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • 49 firsts cards incl. for your baby, toddler, scholar and teen eg. first cartweel, naugthy word, hospital visit, date and many more
  • The reverse of each card has a mapped out block to place a photo and 3-4 creative prompts for you to remember the small details of the moment
  • School years...


  • 265gsm card stock
  • Minimalist black and white design
  • 43 cards incl.15 first day of the school and 15 last day school photo cards and other school other milestones eg. first concert, certificate, sporting event and many more
  • The reverse of each card has a mapped out block to place a photo and 3-4 creative prompts for you to remember the small details of the moment.




...more keepsake products include

  • personalised birth prints
  • keepsake boxes
  • cotton swaddle with birth details
  • A2 milestone poster