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We’re halfway through April, and May is just around the corner, meaning Mother’s Day is pretty close! As a daughter, I know the stress of trying to find the perfect gift that checks all the boxes:
Those are boxes that can sometimes feel impossible to check off thoroughly. Luckily, I am also a mother and can attest that sometimes the simplest things bring the most meaning. Often people believe that getting the most expensive gift will bring the most value- this just isn’t true. Katie Thurmes once said, “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”- I couldn’t agree more! You know when you’re taking family photos and your mom pleads for “just one photo of everyone looking at the camera and smiling”? The gift ideas in this blog post are an elevated answer to that simple request! Here are my 4 best ways to use your family photos as a Mother’s Day gift!
This may be one of the easiest, least time-consuming gifts, but it is perfect for Mother’s Day! All moms have some calendar when juggling motherhood and all the other things in between. This gift makes such a practical item more personalized and enjoyable to look at. Go to a website like Shutterfly, upload photos, and create a daily photo calendar. One of my favorite things about this idea is that you can choose a start date for any day of the year and make it personalized to Mother’s Day! Another idea is adding special events or holidays your family celebrates to the calendar. A practical and thoughtful gift!
Now when I say monthly chat books, I don’t mean sign her up for the subscription! I’m talking about taking the photos of your wife with her kids or your mother with her kids and grandkids, inputting the images and creating a picture book each month, and having them shipped to your front door right for her to open! How cute is that? And can you imagine how excited she will be?! It’s like giving her a Mother’s Day subscription for the rest of the year of moments she doesn’t want to forget.
This is a company that I personally use to make my yearly photo albums. If there was a specific picture gallery your wife or mother really loved- make the book and print the dang pictures! I really can’t emphasize this enough- one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you can give is photos of your wife/mother’s favorite people and places!
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I saved the best for last- GIVE HER A MOTHERS DAY SHOOT! If you’re terrible at photographing your wife with the kids, or she gets self-conscious when you try to snap photos- leave it to me! There is nothing I love more than capturing sweet moments of mammas with their babies. A shoot she will cherish forever!
Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the special women in our lives who have exemplified motherly qualities and natures. As I said previously, gifts don’t need to be extremely expensive or extravagant to have sentimental value! Women appreciate the little things with an impactful meaning behind them, so photo gifts are perfect. And to all the mothers out there- the world wouldn’t be able to go ’round without you!