April 18, 2011

Gifts for Mom

I have to say, becoming a mom has completely changed my view of what I'd like to receive for gifts. I can remember my first birthday after Theo was born. He'd almost outgrown the baby car seat and we were getting ready to transition him into the convertible seat in my car. When Kevin asked what I wanted for my birthday, all I could think of was "another car seat for your car." And indeed, that's what I got.

Nowadays I love anything involving my son. Really. 10 years ago if you'd said "hey, would you like a blank notebook with your kid's picture on it?" I would have given some kind of answer like no, I'm an independent woman, blah blah blah whatever. Now I look at the Mother's Day photo gift options at Shutterfly and think "Oh, I hope someone gets me one!"

It's also getting to be time to plan Theo's half-birthday. With a Christmas Eve birthday, we've been celebrating a half-birthday in June and it's worked out really well. I loved our Shutterfly Christmas cards so I'm planning to do Shutterfly half-birthday invitations this June. I'm thinking about a "Where the Wild Things Are" theme. What do you think?

And my mom always made us write thank you notes. ALWAYS. I think the hand-written thank you note is a dying art, as is the RSVP. Well, I can't do anything about the RSVP, but I love getting personalized thank you notes for the occasion. Theo is will be 2 and a half--it's about time he started pulling his weight in thanking people!

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Posted by Shelby at April 18, 2011 11:37 PM