A space to display my handmade cards and crafts!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My cardmaking start! LOL

Well, forgive me for the emotional trip down memory lane this week regarding my Dad, but this will be the last of it!  I am putting this up in honor of Father's Day tomorrow, which I will be intentionally ignoring for my own mental health.

Anyway, I recently found this in my Mom's room and she explained that she had found it in one of my Dad's dresser drawers after he was killed, and she was waiting until she thought I was ready to give it to me.  All of the memories came flooding back of how I used to do this every Christmas and Halloween - I would take notebook paper, draw a jack-o-lantern or a Christmas tree to fit the holiday, and sneak in and put it on their pillows!!  I had totally forgotten about this until I saw this "card", and it was funny to me how years later I resumed cardmaking without even realizing!  I would put this card attempt at about 9 or 10 years old.  It just makes me sad that my Dad never got to see me make cards as an adult, and bring it full circle.

So that is my sentimental story in honor of Father's Day, even though this is a Halloween Card!  I hope all of you take time to honor your Dads tomorrow, be they alive or passed on, and have a wonderful weekend!!!


  1. Kim
    That is wondeful. It brought tears to my eyes. I am sure your dad is looking over you with glee in his eyes saying "My little girl was always good at making cards"
    I am so glad that you have great mementos like this of your dad. Thanks so much for sharing this story
    ((((Big hugs))))

  2. Thanks for sharing this - I used to do the same thing. I'm missing my Dad lots today, but this brought a smile to my face. A girl can never be too old to miss her Daddy...
    Hugs to you, Doris :)

  3. Kim!!! I'm trying not to cry!! My daughter does (or used to do) the note under the pillow thing. DH has a stack of them on his night stand. Thanks for sharing this wonderful memory!

  4. Oh Kim, I was just getting ready to email you to see how you got through today. Your post made me cry and made me miss my dad. I remember giving him an old tie, that he had given me, for his gift one year and he made such a big deal over it. Now those memories are nice ones and not painful. I hope the future can make the thoughts less painful for you. I am sure somehow your dad knows how wonderful your card is! Keep on making them for him. Love, Barb

  5. What a need memory! It is so cool he kept them. Make sure you right this down and pass it on to yours for a future ancestrial story (yeah, I do genealogy and would love to find a story like this in my family!



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