Friday, January 6, 2012

A TRIBUTE TO MY MOM

My mom.
January 8, 1927 - May 5, 2013

http://mankatofreepress.com/obituaries/x6225257/Mary-Susan-Vose

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And from a year and a half ago:


This Sunday, my mom will be celebrating her 85th birthday.  
What do you get a woman who has everything . . . on her 85th birthday?  I decided the best gift I could give her would be acknowledgement of the reasons why she is so special to me.
So I made a simple little accordion book, and filled it with 10 things I love and admire about my mom.  

(There's a link to a YouTube video showing you how to make your own book, at the end of this post)  

My mom is an avid reader, so I used a great old book cover for the front and back of the accordion book.  Just tear out the pages and wrap the cover with some pretty papers. 
 Then, after deciding how many pages you want, fold a long piece of paper, accordion style.  My book needed 10 pages, so I had to use several pieces of paper pieced together. Then glue your typed script or photos on each page.
Fill up the book with memories of the most wonderful things you know about the person you're making the book for.




    
My mom and dad - right about the time they met.
Once the book was complete, I wrapped it up with a little charm made just for mom, with a birthday sentiment on the back cover.  She really is, one LOVELY lady!
A Christmas time lunch just a couple weeks ago, with my mom!

You can never repay your parents for the gift of life, but I think it's important to let them know how grateful you are for that gift and the many ways you love and admire them.

"Happy Birthday Mom!"



A little YouTube video showing how to make your own accordion book!

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love this post! I did a birthday post for my mother and she loved it, and said it made her proud. Now I have a new idea with your acordian book. You have a lovely mother and I can tell from your post that she is special and loved, just like mine.

Happy New Year, Elizabeth

Kym said...

So very beautiful, Nan. Wishing your lovely Mom a wonderful birthday. I'm sure she is very proud of you and will enjoy reading your thoughts!

wishes design said...

İt's sooo effectious what you have done... Wish you and your mom many years together, sharing beatiful things together. Happy birthday to her, and congradulations to you being such an admiring daughter. Lot of love...

wishes design said...

İt's sooo effectious what you have done... Wish you and your mom many years together, sharing beatiful things together. Happy birthday to her, and congradulations to you being such an admiring daughter. Lot of love...

SuzyMcQ said...

You can not imagine how grateful I am for this post. My mom, too, turns 85 this Wednesday, the 11th. I had some of her favorite baked goods from a special bakery shipped to her but was at a loss for what else to do at her dinner tomorrow evening. Guess what? I'm going to email all my siblings and their kids and ask them to contribute to a tribute as well! It will be more special than anything I ever could have purchased. Thank you.

SueSue said...

B-Nans! That was a beautiful gift to your Mom. I intend to make one for mine, who turns 86 this June! Thanks for the inspiration! Love to you and your mama, always!
MB

YOU COULD MAKE THAT IS ON FACEBOOK!

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