Sunday, May 08, 2011

My Mother's Day Gift to My Mother

Forgive me for posting this when it is probably too late for you to do anything about it. But, well, my mom is great and she reads my blog. So if I posted this idea before she got it, then she'd know, and the surprise element of the gift giving would be lost. And that would be sad. Because I love surprises.

This gift is highly customizable and can be adjusted to suit the tastes and preferences of the recipient.

You can click on the image to see it better. Her name is Debra, which is why it is bigger and centered in the middle. The rest of the names are her immediate family members. If you let your eyes be creative for a moment, the names are in the shape of a tree. So this is kind of like a family tree, just arranged artistically, not chronologically. And it's a complete coincidence that my name is at top. I swear!

I learned how to make this flower from Emily, of Jones Design Company. She shared a great rolled paper flower tutorial on her blog last week, and I was glad they were as easy to make as she said they would be.

The words in the frame were designed used Tagxedo. I used to be a Wordle fan, but Tagxedo has a wider range of options and lets you download the resulting image as a .PNG or .JPG file, which makes them infinitely more useful.

Happy Mother's Day! What special gifts did you make or receive this year?


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  2. Gifting to dear one is always big issue, Gifting to mother on special day "Mother's Day" something like this is going to work


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