I became a mother in the summer of 2014. Come my first Mother’s Day, my husband was looking around at what to get me. I’m not big on jewelry, and flowers and chocolate are so temporary. Something like a spa day wasn’t going to happen because I was still needed to take care of the kids, or, worse yet, clean and cook with my husband for company coming over. Then, somebody suggested to me a journal in that every year, my husband would make the kids leave their handprints. This was perfect for me, as what it turns out I really wanted was my child’s art as a memento, and as a book, I get to see how much my children grow from year to year.
Now I am making ceramic handprints and I am loving it! And while I still cherish my book, I have to admit that the ceramic handprints are better than what my husband manages in my book (he uses too much paint and loses the detail of the handprint or footprint). This year, it was also an easy thing to create to give all of the grandmothers we have still. I am certain they will enjoy it!