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In February I asked my mum what she wanted for her birthday. “A picture of all of you” she replied.
Life is odd.
As children we offer birthday lists, which leave our parents agog at the length.
As we get older our lists hold more savvy items, designer or technology, which leave our parents agog at the price.
But as we get older still, our lists hold more value.
The last picture I have, which I like, of all us must be at least three years old.My mum’s request was so much more than me popping to Pandora (y’know, rather than ordering online…) and picking a charm, or attempting a bit more thought.
My mum wanted something which really does cost pence.
A quick trip to the supermarket to print some photos.
I have a tripod, a good camera, a fancy remote.
And yet, my mum seems to know how much effort it will take for a photo to be taken.
I bought my mum an empty frame.
The thought was there.
But it did get me thinking about Mother’s Day.
About her request for a homemade birthday card to go with the family photo (she begrudges her family getting handmade whilst she got a fab Choosey card with a special video. I say ungrateful).
But, I love her.
I tried to find as many as possible which included more than a sole child.
It seems I have lots of photos with a child and grown-up body parts.
Which I took to Asda to get printed.
And then popped to Hobbycraft. And fell in love with the Kraft scrapbooks and the La De Dah range. I decided homemade and photographs meant creating a Mother’s Day scrapbook. No doubt the start of our journey.
Homemade and family focused.
I dug around in the craft boxes and gather enough to start this journey.And I’m so pleased with the results.It’s such early days, I’m now thinking of taking the time for the family of five photo this Mother’s Day. So I can carry on building this Mother’s Day scrapbook. I’ve realised how few photos I now print. I’ve realised that like me, my mum is rarely in the picture.I love that unlike a photo album you can add other bits and pieces, and I especially love these La De Dah polaroid frames:And it’s never a bad thing to have a little reminisce over how fast children grow up with a cup of coffee.