I was asked how my family liked the "Car" mini album and I thought it was a great opportunity to share one of the reasons I scrapbook. I love to make others happy. I have always enjoyed gift giving. I do my best to find a great gift that others wouldn't think of and that the recipient will really love. Scrapbooking and crafts in general have helped me do that because the people my life really seem to appreciate the time and work I put into these projects. Here is one of the BEST Thank you's I have received. It was from my sister-in-law, Patty, for the mini album I gave my nephew. It is a great thank you not only because she thought I did a nice job but because she wants to keep it as a memory of Evan's interests at the age of 2. Here is an excerpt from her thank you. You'll see what I mean.
'My favorite gifts though, are the room sign and the car book. They are so special. It’s unbelievable how much time you have put into them. Having gotten my own tutorial, I can really appreciate all the detailed work and effort. Evan and I have enjoyed reading the car book together—he really gets a kick out of seeing himself. And he likes to touch the key and traffic light and raised paper—quite a tactile experience! It is such a nice keepsake for him—one that I and he will cherish. It really captures this moment of time in his life and his passions. You did a wonderful job—so creative and colorful. I like how you used the colors in the picture to complete the page but still maintained the theme throughout—everything down to the ‘road’ ribbon. Unbelievable. We hung up the room, I mean, vroom sign and we just love it.'
She is one great with words and might have over sold my album a bit but I was touched by her words of thanks and I am so happy that she and Evan loved it! That makes the 6+ hours worth it!
Note: I asked her if she wanted me to remove the metal pieces when I gave her the album and she said no. She said she would only use it as a book they look at together at bedtime and that way there was no danger.
What was your best Thank you for something you created?