How many of us have been to weddings and baby showers or even birthdays and gone out to buy a card to go with our gifts?
Um, I would say I think everyone has at some point or another.
My sister in law (my brothers wife) is pregnant with her second child (my first niece, YAY)
I recently received an invitation in the mail to attend the baby shower. Included was a poem. I want to share it with you,
Although cards are nice with their sentiment and prayer,
They’re read once or twice then tucked away with care.
A book is a treasure words and pictures unite,
Read over and over to teach and delight.
So instead of a card for Babies and Mother,
Please give a child’s book with your thoughts in the cover
Your book will be cherished; God will watch from above,
When it’s read they will remember your kindness and love.
I don’t know whom the author is it didn’t say!
What a nice sentiment.
While I have dedicated many a book (written in the front cover my thoughts and messages) to my children and others this is the first time I have received it in an invitation. This is such a fantastic idea.
Some of the favorites from our household Collage props: Meg Fish
My other sister in law (husbands sister) gave my son Noah a book, that contained a few stories, and she included a recording of her reading each of the books on a CD.
How thoughtful is that!?
Cheers to my awesome sisters in law!
Another great idea is to print a photograph with warm wishes written on the back in place of a card.
My favorite idea of all, last year for our anniversary Alex created a book on the story of how we met. It’s filled with photos and art along with the story. It’s fantastic. I may share it with you one day.
So next time you are preparing a gift, or planning a shower or a party take a moment to think about how you can make it special, unique and green. Now you know what I mean.
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