Mother’s Day, a day to pretend…

Look Mama! Card with lovely big "World's best mum" badge….a day to pretend that what you love most in the world is a picture frame made out of paddle pop sticks.

We have a tradition in our family of NO BOUGHT GIFTS. Actually we generally don’t do made gifts either, not past the age of six anyway. One year though, we begged mum for some money to buy her something. Brother and I shopped separately, wrapped our gifts secretly, handed them over with pride. We both managed to buy exactly the same thing: a box of jelly jubes that looked like slices of fruit.

They looked really good in their shiny black box.

About 20 years later I mentioned it to mum and she said “You know what? I hate those things”. She did a lovely job of hiding the fact as we never guessed yet she was not so “over the top enthusiastic” that we bought her a box every year. We didn’t.  Because we don’t do gifts.

Cook a breakfast or dinner, give a card if you must (actually lots of cards, LOTS)…  but generally we just hang out and have a nice time.

We just happen to have some lovely cards in the online shop. Here, see?

If you are in Canberra, drop in to Shop Handmade in town, they’ll have a one stashed away for you. (City Walk, just south of Akuna Street, Casino end, opposite Myer back door, Canberra City ACT)

They don’t even say “Mother’s Day” so you can happily surprise mum with one any day of the year. We’re clever like that.

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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