Monday, February 13, 2012

A Golden Wedding Anniversary gift

This may be the only card I make for 2012! I'm so not a card maker but as it was my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary last friday I decided to make a card for them.

I got this idea from a friends Facebook wall she'd done a similar thing for her 
fathers 70th birthday. Here's a link to the blog that inspired the idea.
My sisters and I wrote, emailed, rang, and pm'd- relatives, friends, neighbors, and 
old work mates of our parents. 
We asked them to send us memories they had of our parents during the past fifty years.
Then we presented these to Mum and Dad on their anniversary.
We received back some beautiful, funny and heartfelt 
accounts of peoples memories, Some people even sent 
photo's to us which was wonderful.
There were tears and much laughter.
The grandchildren read aloud their memories of Granny and Pa, 
and we took turns in reading out the others.
It was a great surprise and they loved hearing from family and friends some
of whom they hadn't seen in years.

I used a Bellah bloom from the D-Lish scraps shop
I also used the pearl spray, kraft tag, resin flower and paper doiley.
I also cut out the white tag from some of the D-Lish packaging which is part of the shops logo.

Here's how we presented our gift.

Of course on Saturday night when we celebrated their anniversary with 
some family and friends it rained most of the evening!!! But we did manage to catch this photo
of Mum and Dad with their 4 Daughters, Sons-in-Law and Grandchildren. And several umbrella's!!!

Glad you liked it Mum and Dad. xox
Thanks also to everyone who sent us their memories. It was 
very much appreciated.


  1. WOW what a treasure for your parents!! You did such a great job! Have a great week :))xx

  2. Just gorgeous Leonie. Bet they loved it and what a special gift to treasure.

  3. Wow it's stunning!! Great job on all of it - you need to make more cards!

  4. Oh, this is wonderful – all of it!!! Hugs Helene

  5. wow Leonie great idea congrats to your parents too take care Kerry xx