(happy mother's day...i think i'm gonna miss you...)
For Mother's Day this year (I know, I'm a few months behind), I wanted to get my mom a passport. She's never had one and has therefore never left North America. I was dreaming of her and I meeting up somewhere really fun...a little respite from Kuwait for me, and a change from the day to day for her.
But, just like my Father's Day gift, I wanted to do something better than shoving passport cash in a Walgreen's card.
(get a passport and come away with me!)
So, I made this. Using two glassine envelopes (you can get a 10/pk of these from Michaels, Paper Source or most craft stores for $5), I slid them together and then filled the two pockets with passport cash, a passport application and a calendar so we could choose a date. I also slipped these postcards into the pockets, facing out, so when the booklet was closed you could see vintagey world maps.
I tied the whole booklet closed with an ombre pink ribbon...just to keep all the goods from tumbling out.
It's really the easiest way to create a little gift booklet...you could slip a card in one pocket, photos in the opposite, a special letter, gift cards, tickets to a play...whatever. Here's how to make a little booklet in two steps:
Lickety split...then get to decorating! After you've completed these two steps, you could slide in additional envelopes to the interior, so you can work with more pages + pockets. I used this same method for my sis's birthday gift (a little Girl's Day Out booklet--a collection of gift cards to her fav places) to create five pockets...one for each gift card, with a cute little poem of what she was supposed to buy at each stop.
Although we've changed our travel dates to the beginning of next year, I'm so jazzed to see my mom's first passport stamp. And also biting my nails, trying to decide where to take her! I've told her it's going to be a secret until a few weeks before our trip. :)
If you could take your mom (or dad) anywhere in the world, where would you go?