Personalized Storybook Pillow - Brave

This personalized pillow is a tribute to your favorite brave little person.
created by

Patricia Carlin


Patricia Carlin created by

Patricia Carlin

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Heroic Headrest

Cast your favorite little person as a fearless literary figure--whether a newborn making a debut or a young child in the first few pages of his or her heroic tale--with this delightfully personalized pillow, featuring custom, storybook-inspired illustrations on each side and your custom rave "review." For newborns, it's an imaginative antidote to ordinary birth announcements; for young children, it commemorates the magical story of early childhood. For all, it's a soft, safe, and huggable tribute to each child's precious individuality. The charming illustrations by Patricia Carlin evoke timeless storybook classics, creating a unique and memorable custom pillow that will transition from nursery to bedroom to grown-up keepsake.

Customize the character to reflect your child of choice--newborn or child (skin tone for all, plus gender and hair options for older kids). The parents' names as displayed as "authors" of this little masterpiece. Write a review of your little one's story (by you or another doting relative) to add an imaginative and endearing touch to the additional artwork on the back of the pillow. Made in Brooklyn, New York.

For more storybook titles, check out our Personalized Storybook Pillow - Amazing, Personalized Storybook Pillow - Adventure, and Personalized Storybook Pillow - Legend.

Prefer your art as a print? Take a look at our Personalized Storybook Art - Amazing, Personalized Storybook Art - Adventure, Personalized Storybook Art - Brave, or Personalized Storybook Art - Legend.

We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

Patricia Carlin

created by

Patricia Carlin



“I like to keep things pretty simple. I focus on warmth, humor, and emotion.”

Patricia Carlin believes that a small sketch has the power to tell a story without language. She started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business, so Patricia designed and wrote copy for several products for the new venture. Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me, paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says.

We chatted with Patricia about how she brings her charming illustrations to life (and got a look at her adorable studio cat). Read the Q&A on our blog.

Only at UncommonGoods Made in the USA
3+; do not place in baby's sleep environment.
Made from
cotton canvas, synthetic down insert
20" H x 16" W
For best results, dry clean only. Cover can be machine washed inside out on cold setting; lay flat to dry.
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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 11/6/2018.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact with any questions.

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Unique and adorable gift


I purchased this with a couple of friends as a christening gift and couldn't be happier. My friend is thrilled with it, it's so creative and unique, unlike the typical christening and baby gifts. The illustrations are so cute, such a wonderful idea. Highly recommend.

Florence, Italy


I would buy this product again -- and I have!


I have purchased at least three of these pillows for friends that have recently given birth--it's my go-to "congrats on your baby" gift. It's a truly special way to commemorate baby's welcome into the world since you can customize it with the baby and parents' names, birth places and other comments. Everyone who receives it absolutely loves it!

San Francisco, CA


So adorable!


I ordered this for a best friend's baby's first birthday, I was immediately attracted to how one-of-a-kind it is! Initially I was wondering if the animals could be personalized as well, even for an additional fee. Unfortunately after asking customer support, I learned that they could not, but the child can be personalized and that was enough for me. It was a smooth process - I ordered the item, and shortly thereafter received a proof to make sure the colors were right. I received it a few weeks ago, and it's exactly what I expected - soft and beautiful, it's going to make a great addition to his room. Can't wait to give the gift!

Los Angeles, CA


Adorable gift!


Adorable, sweet gift for baby or young child. Great for a lover of books too!

Boston, MA


Liked this enough to order twice


Clever customization and graphics

McLean Viginia


didn't get right twice


After two tries regarding what was to be written on the pillow, you still couldn't get it right. Very disappointing.

Westport, CT


Personalized Storybook Pillow - Brave

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