Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A special Mother's Day (or any day) gift

It's hard to find a gift for my mother. She's one of those women who has a little bit of everything. She's always grateful and loves everything we give her, but I want our gifts to be special.

This year, we went simple. I purchased a pretty glass jar and asked my sisters to send me lists of reasons why they love our mom, things they were grateful for, etc. We all hand wrote them so that she'd recognize our handwriting. Even Zac added a few!

Some were sweet, some where funny. My mom isn't an overly sentimental person, so I wasn't sure what she was going to think!

When she opened it, she liked it. She read a few (shout out to Zac to writing the ones that cased the most "awwws!"), and then set it aside. Later, she got home and read them all...

And that's when my not very sentimental mom declared it to be the best gift ever. She loved them all, re-rolled them, and put the whole jar smack on her mantle. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y is mine! We wanted to do it for Zac's mom too, but his brother and sister-in-law are still travelling and we wanted to wait until everyone could participate.

Want to make your own? Buy a pretty jar, write things you love, cut them into strips, and roll them all pretty around a pen. Perfect for any birthday, anniversary, mother's day, father's day, graduation, or other fun day!

Did you give or receive any special Mother's Day gifts? It's not too early for me to start planning for next year...

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  1. What a great idea! I'm totally stealing this for my mom's birthday this year. She turns 70, so I think it would be great to put 70 little love notes in there (: I better get started now though!

  2. Thanks for the WONDERFUL idea! I think I'm going to steal this for my fiance's birthday in June. We tend to buy each other gifts throughout the year if we see something we know the other would like so usually when it comes to holidays, birthdays, etc. we tend to not exchange gifts. We aren't big on giving gifts just because the calendar says we should; however, this year I think this would be a wonderful gift to give him. And I like Danielle's idea so I think I'll come up with 43 reasons I love him. Off to start writing...

  3. That is a great idea. I might have to do this for my mother-in-law. I think she would love that more than anything!


  4. REALLY cute idea. Sentimental is always the best way to go.

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  6. Very cool idea, Tara! Fabulous and thoughtful!

  7. What a great gift. I would cry reading those. :D I wonder what was more fun, making the gift or watching her read them? Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

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