Alright friends, hopefully everyone had a delightful Mother’s Day yesterday and were spoiled with wonderful handmade cards and gifts from your children. Now it’s your turn and I’m giving you plenty of time to get this meaningful Father’s Day keepsake done.
Rather than buy dad a new golf club, BBQ grill, or tool (all very good, manly gifts to give), why not make him a lasting gift…a book that captures your kids’ thoughts of him?
It is so easy to do!
Just pick out your favorite pictures of Dad with his kids, upload them to one of your favorite photo-gift websites and make a book leaving blank spots and questions for the kids to answer for the captions. I like to use Shutterfly, as they have the option to create a page exactly as you want it to look, not just a “fixed format”.
Ideas for questions could include:
-What is your favorite memory with Dad?
– I Love Dad because…
-What are some of the things that Dad has taught you?
– What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?
– What are Dad’s favorite foods?
– What is your favorite vacation you went on with Dad?
Questions could vary based on your child’s age – I always love the answer to what does dad “do”. Out of the mouth’s of babes!
Have fun with it – encourage your children to really think about their answers and make them meaningful.
What a wonderful keepsake for Dad to treasure for a lifetime!
Capture those memories and get those picture off your camera. Here are some more great keepsake and scrapbook ideas:
- Family Bedtime Stories – Use a family photo album for a bedtime story
- Creating a Scrapbook with Your Kids – Help your children capture memories from special events
- Fantastic Fridays: Time Capsule – Capture your child’s “first” in a Time Capsule
- You’re Dad will love this diy stepping stone for father’s day!