More Than Just a Book

Two weeks ago my beautiful mother celebrated her birthday.  Not just any birthday – this year was a milestone birthday – my mom turned 60 years young.

My mom and I

My mom and I

I know by the picture you would think we could be sisters.  She is one hip mama – I am one lucky girl to have such a cool mom.

SO, I knew I couldn’t just get her a typical present from J.Crew like I usually do for her birthday this year.  I got to thinking and decided I would try and compile a book of meaningful letters, notes, pictures, memories from many of the people who my mom has touched over the years.  Of course we had to get at least 60 cards, notes, letters to represent her turning 60, but wouldn’t you know by the end of it we well surpassed the 60 mark and that just means she has more letters and notes to grow on.

With the help of my Dad hitting the phones and me emailing family and friends the letters and notes came pouring in and I had so much fun myself receiving all the fun mail over the span of a couple weeks (much better than bills!)

Then the task of compiling all the notes, letters, cards, photos into a book – enter my sister in law Nancy – a.k.a. master scrap booker to the rescue.  After many hours of hard work and a lot of learning on my end we put together one heavy book of what I call love for my mom to cherish.

Pages and pages filled with handwritten letters, photos and love from family and friends

Pages and pages filled with handwritten letters, photos and love from family and friends

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And I think (correction I know) she LOVED it!

Opening her birthday book - happy tears

Opening her birthday book – happy tears

Happy tears were flowing and I know the book is definitely coffee table worthy and one true keepsake.  It is more than just a book – but a book of love for one fantastic lady who means so much to so many people.

Have you made something recently for someone you loved??  Please share…

 

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