With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it might be a good time to a share the story behind one of my favorite Mother’s Day cards.
Last year, when we sat down to brainstorm some new Mother’s Day ideas, I couldn’t help but think about the Mother’s Day gift my niece, nephew and sister made for my mom a couple years ago.
It was a laminated sign meant to be displayed in the kitchen (it ended up on the fridge, of course), and it featured the kids’ adorable little handprints as the main design. At the time, they were 1 and 4, respectively, so my sister helped them with the writing, which said “Lola’s Kitchen” (“Lola” is the Tagalog word for “grandma”). At the bottom, she listed out all the other super-important things my mom does, which we like to say (half-jokingly) are available 24/7.
When the team was brainstorming for Mother’s Day, we knew the chalkboard look was still going strong, and I thought this idea would translate perfectly to a card. Of course, we couldn’t replicate the cuteness of the kids’ actual handprints, but we were able to turn the idea into a chalkboard that you might find at an actual café!
I was pretty pumped to be able to give this one to my mom last year, and while it might not be quite as cute, I’m proud to say that it’s still hanging on my mom’s fridge, right next to the one the kids made.
And in case you were wondering… No, I didn’t pay the kids any money for their idea, but they HAVE been the recipients’ of multiple lunches, trips to the zoo, and rides to saxophone lessons within the past year :)