Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Special Cards for my Parents

My parents are 86 and 87 years old.  Due to my mother's recent decline in health, my father is having to take over the task of cooking.  I say "kudos" to you, dad, for learning to cook at 87 years of age.  It is my habit to call them on my way home from work and dad is almost always fixing dinner or baking cookies.  I can't ever remember my dad baking when I was growing up.  He would cook, but pretty much only when my mother was sick or gone.  So for dad to start this journey at the age of 87, I have to say I am proud.  Here are the cards I sent to them today.  For my dad...
The stamps are from TooMuchFunRubberstamps.  I love the stove.
The card for my mother...
Part of the reason I love this stamp is because my mother always used a cast iron skillet.  In fact, she had several.  The inside joke?  My mother has been getting a little more cranky in her old age.  I thought this card was fitting for her - hopefully a little encouraging.
I love the lace-look trim.  It is a Martha Stewart border punch.
Mom and dad don't have a computer, so they will never see this and that's okay.

3 comments:

Holly said...

Love both of these. So vintagey and sweet. Your parents will love them!

Marti said...

What neat cards for your folks. I love those MS punches. I sure them all the time.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I think it's so sweet that your dad is taking on the kitchen duties, and also so sweet that you make cards for your parents. I know how much my mom loves receiving handmade cards in the mail. :o)