The best Mother’s Day gift I ever received was a picture drawn of my then 4-year-old showing a close-up of my face as she planted a kiss on my cheek. The original drawing hangs from the shelf above my computer desk, while a color copy is tucked away in a Mother’s Day scrapbook I made for myself.
Who says you have to wait for someone else to gift you a Mother’s Day scrapbook? My daughter is 6, so I would be waiting a long, long time before she could construct a book for me on her own. My theory is if you want something bad enough, just make it yourself.
My Mother’s Day scrapbook is pretty simple; however, it shows how much my daughter loves me and that’s all I really wanted to preserve. One of the layouts is dedicated solely to hugs and kisses. I get a lot of those on Mother’s Day and am fortunate enough to have plenty of pictures documenting her affection.
On one page I chose a background paper that complemented the outfit I wore to Mass on Mother’s Day last year. Then, I arranged the photos in a heart shape on the page. A few other photos were placed randomly around the edge of the page using decorative borders to give them a little extra visual interest. Under the randomly placed photos I wrote down some of the things my child loves most about me.
On another page I used all of the greeting cards I got on Mother’s Day from family members and friends who were kind enough to send well wishes my way. I arranged the cards so they fit on two pages and used matching background paper for both pages. You could make this a single page layout, by stacking the cards, but I wanted to be able to open the cards, so I used the two-page layout. I embellished the page with stickers and a few die cuts, but kept it pretty simple as the cards are quite showy and I didn’t want to open the page and suffer sensory overload.