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So it was my mom’s birthday on Saturday, and a couple weeks ago I ordered her a photobook from shutterfly. I made it with pictures from our UK trip, because I know she’s been meaning to make an album from that trip ever since. I got a free photobook coupon from my mom who got it from my brother, so that’s what I used for my mom’s birthday book. I ordered it on the 30th and they predicted it would get here by Friday. Early last week I was talking to my mom on the phone and she said that she got a shutterfly package in the mail, and my first thought was that it was my book, but that I had accidentally put my parents’ address on the site and it had been sent there, so the next day my mom brought it over to my house. But when I opened it, I was soo confused, because the cover had a picture of my brother on it, and I had a moment of panic, where I thought that shutterfly had messed up, but then I saw the note that it was actually from my brother, and I realized that he’d made her a photobook too. My mom’s been complaining for years about how she never gets any good pictures from him, so I knew she’d love it. I was really hoping to get the book from me in time, so I could give her both books at the same time, but mine only came in today. She still doesn’t know that she’s getting one from me though, so there’s that. I wrapped up my brother’s book and gave it to her on Saturday. I gave her my card first, and she was really happy about that, then I gave her my brother’s book, and she was really confused for a second because I had written that it was from him on the front, and then she opened it and saw what it was. She was so happy about it, of course. The book I made is so nice, I’m really excited to give it to her. I actually put the wrong date on the front of it but it doesn’t really matter, I know she’ll love it anyway.

Also on the topic of photobooks, my parents are having their 30th anniversary next year, and I’m going to make them a photobook for it, with a page for each year they’ve been together. My mom has loads of photo albums from the past 35+ years and she’s planning on organizing her digital pictures this summer, so it won’t be hard to find enough pictures for it. Really glad I’m working on it this far in advance, so I’ll have lots of time and less chance for my parents to guess what I’m doing. Won’t be for another year+ but I’m so excited to give it to them.


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Jun. 19th, 2013 11:56 am (UTC)
Cute idea, especially the anniversary one! I made one of my wedding for my mom for Christmas. It came out really nice, and she loved it.
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