After all, one can’t ever have too many books. And, in my opinion, one can’t ever have enough quirky hand crafted art!
Like the mustard seed necklace gift surprise, I found another great artist on Etsy who was able to convert fingerprints into necklace charms. During my parents’ surprise anniversary party in June, my sisters and I engaged in another covert operation – getting good quality thumbprints. I also asked my middle sister to get her children’s thumbprints. I told her I’d include the prints on Grandma Mo’s necklace.
I lied. I actually was working on a separate gift for her.
But I digress…
Anyway, the finished necklaces were a lot of fun and totally unique. And both Grandma Mo and The Middle loved them!
For my dad, I had a caricature artist in San Antonio capture a funny family story. In June 2008, a tornado ravaged my hometown, coming quite close to where my folks lived. In the midst of the storm, my dad sent my sisters and I an email, telling us that he could hear the funnel.
Our response? The Youngest emailed and said Get off the computer!
I had the artist draw a sketch of my dad, sitting in his recliner and emailing us, while a tornado was carrying him away.