A couple of years ago I gave both my parents and hubbies' parents a gift that proved to be quite the sentimental hit.
We gave our parents a "The Kids Remember" book.
thanks sister o'mine for taking these pictures since I live way too far away
from my sweet mom and dad
I emailed all the siblings and asked them for two things-
a list of "remember whens"
you know the little things that family folklore is made of, your own
family's personal version of the dundees
a specific memory they had with each parent
Once everything was gathered...be patient with your siblings, remember you love them and you might want to give them
an email every day for 2 months frequent friendly reminders...
I typed everything out.
I scrapped a cover together with a title and the date of the gift.
I assembled everything into page protectors and even did category title pages within. One for the specific memories, then put each typed up memory behind it. Another page was typed up for the "remember whens" with the list of "remember whens" following them. Then I put it all in a binder.
Seriously it was the best gift and the most fun to put together. I literally was belly laughing as I typed up my siblings "remember whens". It was also touching to read my siblings memories, many of which I had not remembered/known.
I know my parents read theirs all the time. Upon getting the gift and shortly after going through it, my mom put in an order for another one in a couple of years.
It is going to sound super cheese, but putting this gift together helped me remember just exactly why my goofy, loving, tad-bit crazy, generous family is the BOMB.
Boy was growing up with them FUN.
Just for you...okay and me..here is just as snippet of my siblings "remember whens"
I promise this gift will be a hit with your parents or in laws.