Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Original Mother’s Day Gift . . .

This Mother’s Day and other holiday’s where mom’s, grandma’s, and other important lady’s in your life are honored, create a small (or could be any size you want) personal landscape of her life by making a Shadow Box or Memory Box as a way of preserving and presenting her personal items of sentimental value. FYI: A shadow box is an enclosed glass-front case containing an object or objects presented in a thematic grouping with artistic or personal significance. The grouping of the objects creates a dramatic visual result.

Since this post leaves a few days for you to create your shadow box, may I suggest that you visit your local craft’s store to find just about everything you need to design & construct the box. If you have a Michael’s near you, here is their website so you can see what they have to offer.
There is a plethora of websites on shadow boxing. Just Google "shadow box" and you will be overwhelmed at the creativity that went into these memory boxes. Now if you already have your gift, think about a shadow box for another occasion. Then you can take your time and perhaps create several boxes. Here are a few images of examples that may give you some direction.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, to-be mothers and all those who have been mothering. Cherish them all with a thoughtful gift. Now get going and create!
Also see my Guest Blog post on MyCanvas. This is a great site for making Memory Books.

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