Usually, it was on the trim around the kitchen door. Tiny pencil marks - a line, a date, and some initials, that marked your transition from babyhood to adulthood via your height, marked out in graphite pencil on the painted trim of a door, your own milestones interspersed with those of your siblings.
It is a charming tradition, but one that is difficult to replicate in a rented apartment. What happens when you move? Do you paint over your personal history? Rip out the trim and take it with you? Or do you find a way to mark the milestones in a more portable way?
If you chose the third option, Red Envelope has you covered, with a wall-hung personalized growth chart.
Made of cotton canvas and charming fabric, these height charts are really easy to personalize, including three fabric frames within them for favourite childhood photos, and two fabric markers to write in their height over the years. And if you are the mongram type, you can have your child's name and their birthdate embroidered across the top.
Children love their own histories, and with these, you can take that history with you no matter where you go.