Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dad's Birthday Gift

My dad's birthday was December 28th.  Due to weather and schedules, I didn't get over to see him until yesterday.

He is retired and doesn't get out much.  He prefers to stay home, take care of their 4 pets and work on his genealogy.  I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be something different that I could do for him since he has lived in 3 different states over the years.  He was born here in IN, went to school in KY, moved back to IN to raise his family, then moved to FL for a few years and is now back in IN.

As you can tell, my photography skills aren't the greatest due to glares.  The stars represent the towns/counties that he lived in.  The red and white tabs underneath show the years in which he lived there.  

The maps are printable from a site called National Atlas.  They have a few different map options for each state.  After printing, I cut it out and adhered it to a piece of poster board.  The section on the left, I laminated it for him to use as a bookmark.  

This is the card I made for him.  

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  1. What a lovely thoughtful gift! I'm sure your Dad appreciated it!

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    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Lovely gift idea! The texture on the card is my favorite though. Very eye catching.

  3. That's a very cool gift! Los cost but high value and high amount of love in it for sure


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