Whenever I see a family inspired gift that can get the whole family involved, I always bookmark the page to save for a special occasion gift. Time for me to get happy as this beautifully presented gift idea from Illustries is just the perfect present for Mother’s Day. It’s one of those jobs that rarely get’s completed, a book dedicated to recording memories about everyone in your family. I have pictures, letters and notes all kept safe in a box from both my daughters and I really treasure them. The only problem with them is that they are all loose in the box and I would hate to have them get lost. What I value about The Family Book from Illustries is that you can record all the special things that make your family unique and individual and keep it pride of place and all in one piece.
The book itself is a 100 page hard backed book ready to record all the little details of each member of your family so you can look back and treasure the memories in years gone by. You can record everyone in the family, where you live, all the special birthday’s, anniversary’s and milestones, family portraits and photos. Everyone’s favourite film and song and lots of fun additions such as a week in the life of the family, a chance to record everyone’s day to day activities over a week, and a 100 things we love which is a lovely idea to get everyone involved. These are just a few of the contents of the book and it’s the little touches that make this a special family project, we particularly liked the fact it’s aimed at the entire family giving an opportunity to take some time every week to add some more information to this very special book.
The uncoated matt paper and the sturdy hard cover are built to last and making such a special book I would expect it to be very high quality so it can last a long time. This is a book that will be read over and over again, and that we will be adding to little by little over time to record all the family events and occasions which happen over the years. Funny sayings, favourite dishes, travel destinations, new sports clubs and most loved films can be recorded and remembered and it’s these little details that once re-read evoke happy family memories which are meant to be noted down to treasure.
This would be a lovely gift for Mother’s Day as you could get the family to fill in some of the pages with photo’s, memories and pictures ready to gift on the day. I find my favourite gifts on Mother’s Day are always the personal ones from my daughter’s, the pictures and drawings and little things they have made for me and this idea is the ideal one as all the memories are in one place.