Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gifts for Mom

I am sure that many of use are starting to wonder, and if we are not we should be, what to get for mom this may. The yearly question, what to get for the woman who says she has everything, and all she wants is for her family to be happy, honey. At least that is what my mother always says. But you know, and I know, that at least one part of the family (namely her) would be a little happier if she got a thoughtful gift this year. And, seriously, what is nicer than making your mother happy?

This is not the easiest thing to do, though. Mothers are notorious for telling us that we are girt enough, or that just hearing from us is all the present they need. But perhaps we can take a clue from this to get her something that she really would cherish. What if you could give her a present that would memorialize that happy times, and remind her how wonderful and beautiful her children are? What about those photos of your wedding, her grandchildren, or of you and your brothers and sisters smiling? Who is more likely to appreciate a beautiful print of these special moments in life than the woman who watched you grow up and helped you along the way?

Another gift that would make her happy is a picture of her with her own children. Help her to remember that no matter how far the family has spread over the city or over the world, you share a bond that will always bring you back together. I reminder of those happy moments, whether they where years ago or only yesterday, will have special significance to her for years to come.

It might be nice even to make a collage of the most favorite pictures in the family album. You can even add a special message. This collage can be printed on fine art paper or stretched on canvas, and it will become a valuable piece of family history. At Vancouver on Canvas we can design and print collages for you, all you need to do is provide the photographs.

Speaking of family history, Do you have any old photographs of Mom from before she had kids, or when she herself was a kid. You could plan a great surprise for her by having some of these photos scanned and restored, and printed on canvas ready to hang on her wall. What better way to show your mother that you love her as a person, and not just as a mother, than to remind her of her own past, and all of the experiences she has had that have brought her to this point.

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