This being my first Mothers Day as a mother and Chris’s first Father’s Day as a father, I decided to start a family tradition. From here on out every Mother’s/Father’s Day I am hoping to acquire a family portrait. No, not the kind where we all get dressed in our Sunday’s best, load up in the station wagon and head down to Olan Mills. I was thinking something a little more exciting. Something like an illustration of my new little family. Turns out the hardest part about making my dream a reality was choosing which artist to commission and agreeing with Chris about it. After all, portraits can be pricey so we opted to split the cost making this a yearly Mother’s/Father’s Day gift. After much deliberation we opted to have our fist annual portrait done by Sofie Igelström of Demofia.
I made Chris promise that next year we could get one by Ashley Goldenberg of Ashley G. After that the possibilities for artists are endless.
I plan on having the portraits printed on blank cards that we can use as thank you notes and such. When Tallulah is 12 we can have calendars printed up for all the grandparents. Maybe I will get the image printed on a coffee mug for relatives at Christmas, God knows Cafe Press has a bazillion options. Gives the portrait more bang for the buck.
What did you get or give for Mother’s Day? Any Father’s Day gift ideas?