Don't give more stuff this Mother's Day. Give a mom a memory of what it's really all about, The Family. This super easy gift is a memory and a reminder every day.
I don't know about you, but I have a lot of STUFF.
During the last move, we purged a ton, but there are still boxes of stuff in the garage. Stuff I haven't looked at in a long time. Stuff that I may want someday. Stuff that my children can't part with.
To be honest, the last thing I need is more stuff.
I know my Mother and Mother-in-Law would agree.
I would much rather have a Mother's Day gift that was filled with memories.
Since we can't go on an expensive trip or run away for a few days, I decided to make a gift for Mothers day that was filled with family and memories.
I believe the family is the central unit of life. Without it, we can't find happiness. Without it, what's the point of it all?
So I wanted a copy of The Church of Jesus Christ's The Family: A Proclamation to the World in my home.
But I wanted it to remind me that even when it's hard (because Dang...this parenting thing has been a little hard lately), my family is the reason for everything.
So I came up with this easy Mother's day gift idea for myself and the mothers in my life.
I started by purchasing a frame that could hold a picture that was 14 x 18 inches.
Then I printed out a whole bunch of pictures of my family and kids doing things that we would remember. There's a trip we took for Spring Break. There's the Christmas gift we received to go see The Forgotten Carols. There's family time at a local restaurant.
Lots of memories.
(I actually set them all up on my print program so I could see what they looked like before I printed and I knew what size to print them. The pics were different sizes due to where I wanted them on the page, so you'll probably have to play with it.)
And I printed out a copy of The Proclamation from It's Always Autumn.
Once I had them where I wanted them, I taped them together and added the proclamation to the center of the frame.
I put the back on the frame and had an easy and beautiful Mother's Day gift.
I can't wait to give these to my moms as gifts.
What are you giving your mom?