Apr 2, 2011

Mother's Day Project

I recently watched the film 'Nowhere Boy', the untold story of John Lennon which focused mainly on his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

There is a wonderful moment where Mimi, while filling out a form, asks John "Where do I sign? Where it says "parent or guardian. But which am I?"

John replies "Both."

It's a tender and very touching moment that reminded me sometimes the Mother we may have might not be a Mother but might be a Grandmother, or an Aunt, an older sister, or family friend.

Whatever your situation, this Sunday is the day to celebrate that special woman in your life.

Here is a nice little idea that I found over on The Creative Place.  
It's a book of "10 Things I Love about You" and it's an easy little project to complete.

My wife created something similar a few years ago for her own Mother. She wrote down 50 reasons why she loved her, on simple blank business cards gift wrapped in a small box and tied with ribbon.   

It was a truly beautiful Birthday present. 

This idea allows you to make a little key ring so you can carry it around with you.

1. Card to print the numbered cards on
2. A hole punch
3. A binder ring(available in DIY shop or craft/art shop)
4. A pen
5. Pictures/Photographs or scrap decorative paper.

Time: about 1 Hours

Cost: Less than 2 Euro. 

Step 1: Click on the images below, save them to your computer and then print. 

Step 2: On each card write a reason why you love the person.When all 10 are complete cut them out.

Step 3: Go through old papers, old magazines, and photos to find images to cut out and go in the book. 
Find images that relate to memories of that person or relate to some of the reasons you've written down.

Step 4: (optional) If the pictures you have selected come from thin pages maybe think about sticking them to a piece of left over card to strengthen them.

Step 5: Punch holes in the top left corner of each card and alternating card and pictures place the binder ring through the holes.

And one final note. 

Make sure you don't just celebrate that Woman for only one day out of the year. 

Tell them you Love them whenever you can and as often as you can.


  1. What a beautiful idea!! Might save that up for Father's Day.

  2. I really love this idea! I'm thinking to make one for my husband! Greetings Joyce

  3. Thanks Joyce.
    You should really check out "The Creative Place" where the idea comes from.

    I had a look at your blog scrapchickies. It's really great. Some nice ideas. I love all the picture frames.


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