Being a parent is a time consuming job. Being a single parent is even more so. That is why we decided to make a site that helps parents save time, by making it easy to find illustrated, kids-themed birthday invitations, thank you cards, baby shower invitations, nursery rhymes videos, and more. But Leigha Marina is about more than just selling colorful and original illustrated cards. Our founder and CEO, Dalibor Menicanin, knows firsthand what it means to grow up as a child of a single parent and also what it takes to be a single parent of a little baby girl. That is why every time you buy your invitation cards, children’s clothes, or graphic t-shirts from Leigha Marina, you help us create free resources to help young and single parents learn about children’s health and safety.
The idea for Leigha Marina started in a small office in October 2016. Our founder, Dalibor, was working full-time, while at the same time taking care of his beloved baby daughter — not an easy task, considering the attention and care needed by a small child. While running a small business on his own and being a single parent full-time, Dalibor managed to find time to improve himself as a father. Every time his daughter was asleep, he researched, read, and educated himself on every single topic a single parent needs to know about. How to tell if my child is ill? What do I feed my child? How much sleep should my child have? – And when? After countless hours of research on child care, child safety, and children's health, the idea for Leigha Marina struck him. All that knowledge should be passed on to other parents. All this work could benefit countless other new parents and especially single parents with limited time on their hands.
Leigha Marina is named in honor of Dalibor’s daughter who started it all. All the efforts to give Leigha Marina a good and safe childhood could benefit so many more children and parents. From the free children’s health and safety articles we give away, to the fun and creative invitation cards in our web shop, we are all about encouraging young and single parents to keep moving forward and be the best parents they can possibly be. That is why we offer clothing for both children and their parents with empowering statements, to lighten up your day in between worries about your child’s safety at the playground and diaper changes. A onesie for a newborn or a t-shirt for mom or dad also makes the perfect gift for a baby shower. Have a look at our selection of fun designs! Our illustrated cards all have cheerful, fun, and cute motifs to catch the eye of children as well as parents.
We employ a team of professional graphic designers, writers, musicians, animators, and bloggers to create fun and colorful illustrated cards, nursery rhymes, t-shirts, and children’s clothes for you to purchase. Our founder Dalibor alone has more than a decade of experience as a graphic designer. But we also want to pass on our knowledge of raising children and being a single parent to other parents out there. That is why we make a range of resources available for free to parents who struggle with raising a child along with having a full-time job. We offer resources ranging from free coloring pages to a children’s health blog, all made possible by the money we raise from our web shop. We want to empower young parents, to encourage single parents, and to help relieve those that struggle managing work with raising children. When having to deal with those tasks, there’s no time to search for trustworthy information about child safety or children's health. So that’s why we are collecting high quality resources and articles on these topics right here on our site. Help us help other parents today, by heading over to our web shop to see our selection of fun and colorful cards, as well as clothes with cool prints for children and their parents!
Meet our team
Meet Bebo, our logo. Bebo is Leigha's baby nickname, given to her by her dad. It means baby. Bebo was designed to represent Leigha as a baby, and the hair sticking up in the air represents the hairstyle that Leigha had naturally for the first year of her life. The main difference is that Bebo has blue eyes, while Leigha's eyes are brown.
Meet Princess Leigha. This version of Leigha was designed to represent a bit older version of Leigha. As a toddler, Leigha loved to dress up and show her girly side from an early age, so we have put together a few illustrations to reflect her personality. In this version, we have designed her eyes in brown to reflect her actual eye color.
Illustrators & Graphic Designers
TANVEER UL HAQ
JOHNNY KHOI LE
JACOB FLOOR KOUSGAARD, M.A.
Writers & Bloggers
Dr. PREET BHINDER, M.D.
Dr. EMMA GEORGE, M.D.