It’s my mom’s birthday and after many years of getting her gifts, I’ve hit a wall. So, I’ve decided to recycle my gift from Father’s Day. I’m not being cheap, just practical. This past Father’s Day was my hubby’s first and I wanted to make it extra special. I had this idea in mind before our beautiful daughter came into the world. I’ve been obsessed with documenting everything from the beginning of my pregnancy. I went as far as taking a weekly pregnancy photos just so I can look back and reminisce about being preggers. I was four months along in these pics.
Another reason for documenting pre-baby and post pregnancy is that I want my little girl to later see how loved she was, and still is. Besides, I mentioned before that I have no baby pictures of my own. Let's just say that I'm making up for lost times.
For Father's Day I made a 15 minute long mini movie that consisted of videos and still pictures of our little Princess. It was a three month, labor intense project and my hubby loved it so much. Now for my mom’s version, I swapped out some daddy-baby pics for grandma-baby ones. I don’t want to bore you with the whole thing, so I posted a small clip for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy!
I can’t say that putting this together was easy, but anyone can do it. I’m fortunate to have a computer that has some cool features. However, there are other ways to accomplish the same thing. Nowadays most cell phones have a video recording feature. You can record your own home videos, edit, and burn them onto a dvd through youtube
. In addition to this mini movie, I've also put together a photo book through Shutterfly
which also makes a great keepsake.
I even got a little creative by printing out free dvd labels through mediaface
, placed the dvd in a case, and taped it to the back cover page of the photo book. Presentation is key people! Check out my Father's Day dvd! Cool huh?!
I'm always reaching out for help from my readers, it's only fair that I share some of my talents. I hope this can inspire you to get creative the next time you think of gift ideas. I've always believed that when you give something to someone you've made yourself, you're giving the recipient a part of yourself.
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