For my parents’ 50th anniversary, I wanted to make them something by hand, something special just from me and my brother and sister-in-law.
I’ve made a number special books for clients over the years, in the “X reasons why we love you” vein. The first one, 80 Reasons Why We Love You Dad was such a hit, that it spawned several more client commissions, all from word of mouth.
I wanted to make a similar book for my dad’s 70th birthday, and then for my mom’s, but somehow I never managed to make that happen. So when their 50th anniversary approached, I knew I need to jump on it!
(Plus 50 reasons x 1 is a lot less work than 70 reasons x 2!)
Mom and Pop’s actual anniversary was June 12, but the big party was June 19, and I presented the book during my toast.
Needless to say, they loved it. I’m delighted to report they’re having a display case built for it, so it will live where people can enjoy it, rather than up on a shelf somewhere.
I’ll take some “official” pics later, but for now, here are some snapshots.