A Mother’s Day Book

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Celebrating Mom

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A couple of years ago I was thinking of the upcoming Mother’s Day and how I could celebrate my mom.  I was trying to think of something I could give to her, and I remembered a book I had heard of titled something like 100 Reasons Why I Love You.  I had never read it so I went to the library and checked it out thinking that if I liked it I would try to find one to give to my mom. As I was reading through it I decided that yes, I did want to get one, it would make a great gift.

So I went to a couple of stores but I couldn’t find it and at first I was disappointed, and then the thought hit me {I’m a bit slow sometimes} ~ I should make my own.  It would be so much more meaningful.

So while I was at Target I made my way over to the scrapbooking section.  And I want to tell you right up front… I am not into scrapbooking.  I like to put my photos into plain old photo albums without all of the cute stuff.  Not that I don’t think the cute stuff is cute, I do, it’s just not me.  So anyway, I went to the scrapbook area at Target and looked through their selection {it really didn’t occur to me that I should go to a craft store for these supplies} and I bought a few items: a photo album with a window in the cover, a package of pastel colored cardstock, a book of 5×7 patterned card stock paper, some of that paper scrapbook ribbon, and a package of “family” stickers.

Then I went home and wrote up a list of all the reasons I love my mother {I did use a couple of the thoughts from the 100 Reasons Why I Love You book.}, typed them up, and spent the evening putting together my own version, which I titled ~

83 Reasons Why I Love You.

Since I do not live near my mother I couldn’t take my own photos of the book, but my sister lovingly did it for me and emailed them to me. She used her phone so some of the pictures aren’t “perfect” but she did capture the heart of the book.  Here are a few photos of what I put together for my mom.  {Remember, I didn’t know anything about scrapbooking so I probably broke all kinds of scrapbooking rules.}

{I’m sure all of you creative people out there could make books that look absolutely fantastic.  I would love to see what you put together.}

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Mother's Day Book 3It’s not professionally made, and it’s not perfect.  But it was the perfect way for me to celebrate my mom and it was perfect for my mom to receive it.  And as you can probably imagine, she shed more than a few tears over it.

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5 Responses to A Mother’s Day Book

  1. Lana May 8, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Such a beautiful idea and you did a great job! Thank you for sharing.

    • Lori May 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      Thanks, Lana. I appreciate your sweet comment.

  2. Trish May 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    This is fantastic!! I love it. Beautiful work and a great idea.

    • Lori May 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

      Thank you, Trish ~ for stopping by and for leaving me a sweet comment. I appreciate it.

  3. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy May 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Such a beautiful gift — I’m sure your mother loved it!!! You did a great job! It came from the heart and that is better than expensive embellishments and fancies!

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