If you are in your 20’s, then you know that adulting is hard! Who says that we, as young millennials, don’t deserve to celebrate our milestones? Now, thanks to the Milestones for Grown-ups Cards, we can celebrate them!
Before we get any further, you need to know that we got these Milestones for Grown-up Cards, the pack of Milestones for your 20’s at the courtesy of their creator, Anna, but this article is our 100% honest review.
Since I ( being Maya), am 27 and Andy just turned 25, the pack Milestones for your 20’s was the perfect pick for us! Spoiler alert: It’s amazing! And you’ll want one ASAP, for sure!
But enough chit-chatting, let’s get to it!
What are Milestones for Grown-ups Cards?
Milestones for Grown-ups Cards are just like the baby cards parents use for their kids, but for grown-ups. You know those cheesy pictures on Facebook of the baby’s achievement, like “first time sitting“, “first smile“, or how Anna says, the “first poop” – and a picture of that magical event.
Well, these are like those, but less cheesy. First of all, they have no poop! 🙂 They are created by the need to help adults, or people trying to adult, celebrate the milestones in their lives.
From moving out, getting your first job, to voting for the first time, there are many other important milestones in every adult’s life, and these cards are made especially for celebrating those moments.
There are 20 cards in each deck, and there are 2 types of packs available, one for your 20’s and one for your 30’s. They are all printed on eco-friendly paper and with vegetable ink only, so yay for nature!
Milestones for your 20’s Card Pack– First impressions:
Let’s start with the box. Simple design, that has a great impact. And the rope tied in two bows, a nice personal touch. Overall, it has that thing, je ne sais quoi, that makes you want to know more and it gets you excited about the journey of discovering the content.
Also, it comes packed in a waterproof envelope, padded with bubble wrap, so it doesn’t get damaged on the long trip to you, all the way from Australia, so there’s no need to worry about that.
On the back of the pack, you’ll find the description: “Milestones for Grown-ups Cards are designed to help celebrate all the special moments in the life of adults. However old you are, whatever your walk of life, there is always something worth sharing and celebrating: Your life deserves celebrating!”
We couldn’t have put this better ourselves. Why shouldn’t we, as adults, celebrate our achievements? Especially in our 20’s, when there are so many changes in our lives, so many ups and downs!
These Milestones for Grown-ups Cards, for us, are like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day (even though that might sound cheesy). That’s why we think they are so amazing.
Just think of it this way. You finally achieved something you wanted for a long time. Celebrate it! Take the milestone card, snap a photo of the event, and keep it somewhere, or share it with your friends.
When sad times come around, and you feel down, or like nothing in your life is good, or where it’s supposed to be (and yes, those times will come often in your 20’s), just browse through your photos and remind yourself of the awesome achievements you have so far!
The fun fact is that before we got them we found out of the project, and were so happy that someone actually did this. ( And a little jealous we didn’t think of it faster!)
But let’s get back to the cards.
In this pack, there are 20 unique cards, with different designs, for the most likely milestones anyone in their 20’s experiences. All the cards are in the size A6 (postcard) and are intended to be used as photo props.
As a photographer with a need constant need to expand my skill, I’ve been wanting to do more portrait photography. Now, I have a nice twist to add, so I’m super thrilled about that.
The cards include:
- Graduation day
- Today I voted for the 1st time!
- I am moving out!
- I did my own taxes!
- I booked my own medical appointment
- I got a job!!
- First time at the cinema on my own!
- First time traveling on my own
- Yes! I cooked this!
- I donated blood
- I got a promotion!
- I quit my job
- I took my parents out for dinner at a nice restaurant & I picked up the bill
- I’ve finally bought myself (INSERT OBJECT)
- I asked for a pay rise
- My first music festival
- Road Trip!
- They said I would never (INSERT ACTIVITY), well look at me now!
- I am a quarter of a century old
- Today is the last day of my 20s
As a couple, Andy and I have checked 15 out of the 20 cards, but we’ll let you guess which ones!
But, we’ll say that our favorites include:
I quit my job – achieved in 2016 – by both of us! When we decided to change our lifestyle and quit our 9 to 5 corporate jobs and moved 3000 km(almost 2000 miles) away from home.
I, being Maya, was 26, and Andy was 24 at the time. Because we still had to live, he got another job, but I focused all my energy on creating our own little corner of the world and started the Dreaming of Butterflies project.
My first music festival – achieved in 2012 – when I, Maya, was a photographer for a rock magazine called Metalhead. It was one of the most fantastic experiences of my life, especially because I had a press pass around my neck, haha! 🙂
And yes, I would do it all again, in a heartbeat!
Andy achieved his a little earlier when he was still a teenager! It was back in 2010 when he was only 18, and it was a rock & metal festival.
Rockers will be rockers, what can you do? 🙂
Today I voted for the first time – We were raised in a country with a very corrupt political system, unfortunately for us, but that only meant that we were encouraged to vote as soon as it was legally possible. We always want a change for the better, especially when it comes to our home.
We were both taken by our parents to see how the voting process happens, from when we were little kids.
I was fortunate enough that I got to vote for the first time a few weeks after my 18th birthday when young people are considered already adults and have the right to vote.
Andy, being 2 years younger, he had to wait for a bit longer to be able to vote, but he did this for the first time later.
I am moving out! – We moved out of our parents’ house, for good, in 2012. He was the first to move out, and then I moved in with him and started our amazing journey in this life together!
But we are so glad we moved out!
First time traveling on my own – This has to be one of the scariest things I’ve done by myself. Andy and I both achieved this in 2016, but separately. He was the first to move away because I was still working and had to stay behind for a while.
After a few weeks, I joined him, but for the first time, he wasn’t there to hold my hand through the life-changing journey. I was terrified! I felt so lost, but it felt so good at the same time! And probably because I knew that he was waiting for me.
Don’t forget to tell us what your favorites are!
But now, you’ll say: What if I’m not in my 20’s anymore?
They are always a nice reminder of what you did in your 20’s, and there’s no law saying you shouldn’t buy them if you’re older than 29. And there’s also the pack for your 30’s epic decade! (Can’t wait to buy that one btw!)
Milestones for Grown-ups Cards are designed for any adult, of any age. Buy them for yourself or you can buy them as a birthday present for someone dear.
They are super cheap, so you don’t have to stress about money, plus their impact and emotional value – priceless! And they ship worldwide!
Where to find the Milestone for Grown-ups Cards?
They are sold on the official site of Milestones for Grown-ups, under the Products section. Currently, they have a pack for the 20’s decade and another for your 30’s decade.
We know you want them, so get them now!
Because we couldn’t let you go so easily, we asked Anna, the creator of these cards, a few questions, so we all can know her and the Milestones for Grown-ups Cards a little bit better.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about you? When did you first know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
My name is Anna and I am in my 30s. I am originally from Italy, but I have been living in Australia for the past 12 years. Before starting Milestones I used to work in travel and I am also a translator.
My favorite cheese is Mozzarella and my favorite wine is Merlot. (LOL)
After working for years under helpless managers I decided it was time for me to do my thing. I would have done it before, but because of visas and stuff, I really couldn’t do it.
But, when the right time came, I had the best idea in mind, so I am not regretting not doing this before!!
2. How did you come up with the idea for “Milestones for Grown-ups Cards”?
I have bought Milestones baby cards for the baby showers of many friends. I loved the idea and one day I had to buy a birthday present for a friend in her 30s… and I thought it would be a great idea to get her some milestones adults, I started looking for them and I couldn’t find them!!
So I decided I would make them!!! Everything about babies is celebrated by their parents, but grown-ups are not. And people need to celebrate their lives too!
When creating the cards I asked my friends what they thought milestones for adults were and I have realized that the only achievements we tend to celebrate are engagements, marriage, and children.
Those are undoubtedly huge milestones, but what if you do not/cannot reach them? Would you be considered a failure? Would you consider yourself a failure? Unfortunately for most people, the answer is yes.
Society is still very set in what we consider people’s lives should be like. But we are all different and we all do things in our own time.
That’s why those milestones are not in the packs (though I am working on an extension set to be added to the packs). I chose milestones that were positive and would inspire people to do things and celebrate even their smaller achievements.
If you learn how to swim in your 30s, isn’t it a special moment worth being proud of and celebrated? We should all be kinder to ourselves and I hope Milestones will help with that!
3. What is the biggest milestone for your 20’s that you achieved?
Definitely getting to live all of my 20s overseas and visiting lots of different places!
4. What is the biggest milestone for your 30’s that you want to achieve?
Becoming an Australian Citizen and more travel!
5. How happy are you, on a scale from 1 to 10, that you started this project?
1000!! It’s been hard work and still definitely is. I have to learn so many things and I am still learning every day. Whether it will be successful or not, doesn’t really matter: at least I gave it a go! And I can be proud of myself because I did it all myself!
Our question for you is: What Milestones have you celebrated recently?