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Celebrate the Man Who Makes Anything Seem Possible

by Amelia · 05.29.2013

His strong hand on your shoulder. His smile of support. His warm presence. Fathers have such a special role in the family, and sometimes words don’t feel like enough to express just how much he means to you. But sometimes, they’re exactly what he needs to hear. This Father’s Day, here are few thoughtful ways to repay him for all of his words of wisdom throughout the years:

  • Create several “Father’s Day Coupons,” each with IOU coupons for small gifts: mowing the lawn, getting a special cup of coffee on the way home, taking out the trash, letting him pick the flick on movie night.
  • Personalize a favorite or well-used item—such as a set of golf balls, grilling tool set, or a travel bag—with his initials or a simple, loving phrase.
  • Frame a meaningful quote for his office or bedroom, such as “Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” –Unknown
  • Ask several friends and family members to send you notes or letters about a favorite memory they have with your father; then gather them all into a scrapbook.
  • Create a family keepsake with My Dad: His Stories. His Words.—a unique interview book where you can record his stories.

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Give Thanks to Mom for Her Lifetime of Love

by Amelia · 04.25.2013

It’s hard to imagine life without the gifts she’s given you. Mother’s Day is the time to say thank you for her lifetime of love and support, and to honor the memories you’ve shared. Photographs, especially, are a special way to honor her and your joyful memories together. Here are a few creative ways to incorporate photos into meaningful Mother’s Day keepsakes she can treasure throughout the year:

  • Place a photo on the inside of a mason jar or vase for a special dinner centerpiece or a pretty addition to a window sill. Include several secret messages inside dedicated to her.
  • Make a personalized pillow by printing a photo onto iron-on transfer paper and iron onto a pillow that has her favorite colors.
  • Create an old-fashioned greeting card by simply using a little glue, construction paper, and a special photograph. Frame the image with an alternate material, such as lace or ribbon, and include a special message inside.
  • Use one image or several to wrap around the base of a pretty potted plant.
  • Tuck a photo into the cover of Dear Mom, a beautifully illustrated book that features heartfelt quotations honoring motherhood and family.

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