Creating paper Memories for mom #HowLifeUnfolds

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching it’s time to think of those last minute gifts to purchase (we have plenty more to say on that) but it’s also time to start thinking about the card. Rather than buying a card, why not make something from the heart. So I’ve partnered with the Paper & Packaging- How Life Unfolds campaign to share some creative ideas on how you can make your own cards and gifts for mom.

As you can see below, my girls are making mom some one-of-a-kind cards using colorful construction paper. Another simple project I love is taking colored sticky notes and having my kids write little personal notes to mom. Then they can stick them around the house and mom will find little surprise notes throughout the day.

This is a really, really beyond simple project, but it teaches the kids to remember all the small things that mom does for them. Like “Thanks for making my lunches”…. “Thanks for reading me my bed time stories”…. “Thanks for picking out my school outfits”…. “I love singing songs in the car with you”…   think of it as little notes of appreciation.

Plus we’re giving away 1 – $150 Amazon giftcard to make sure a mom has an extra special day thanks to #HowLifeUnfolds

But first the step-by-step guide.

  • We’re using this great paper set we found at staples or amazon.
  • Have the children take a sheet of paper and you can do a daily note (365 of them – if you go with this option if you write the month and a day in a corner it could become a pull calendar too) a weekly note (52) of them or just keep filling out notes till you feel like that’s enough.  
  • Place notes back into plastic and gift wrap it up.


How to win it:  Leave a comment with one saying you’d like to write on a note to mom.

Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on May 12, 2018. Limited to US residents only. Must be over the age of 18 to enter. Winners chosen at random.


24 thoughts on “Creating paper Memories for mom #HowLifeUnfolds”

  1. We are visiting my mom this weekend and I would write her this note:

    “Dear Mom: Thank-you for all you did for me growing up, and all you still do for me today. Most importantly, thank-you for teaching me how to parent so that I can be the best parent possible for my own child. That is the most valuable lesson of all!”

    PS And the poor woman has been parenting me for 59 years!

  2. Thank you for always being there for all of us the minute we need you without a second thought.

  3. Mom you are the wind beneath my wings and now that I am a mother I really understand that sentiment.

  4. Mine would say “Thank you for putting up with me and loving me through all my rebellions!” I have a 2 year old girl and she is teaching me how to really be patient – everything is in a different perspective now that I know what I did to MY mom when I was younger!

  5. Thank you for helping me become the best mom I can be! Also for coming over and loving your grandson, giving me a respite, and cleaning my apartment!

  6. Dear Mom,
    Thank you for the great food, helpful advice and for always picking up the phone when I call. I wouldn’t be who I am today without you.

  7. Dear Mom,
    Thank you for the great food, helpful advice and for always picking up the phone when I call.

  8. I miss you mom and think about you everyday . You left us too soon. Hope that you are out of pain now.

  9. Emily said she’d write-
    Dear Mommy,
    Thanks for always helping me and playing UNO with me! I love you- Emm

    I would write:
    Dear Mom- Thanks for all,the lessons you taught me through example. I’m putting to good use for sure especially with middle child! Lol. Me xoxo

  10. My mom is no longer with us but I’d love to tell her that I love her and miss her.

  11. “Sorry mom for accidentally sending your flowers to myself this year. I don’t even know how that happened!”
    I owe you one!!

  12. When Iwould visit my mom at work I used to leave her post it notes saying “I like you and I love you. I was 6 and we still say it and leave notes for each other now 30 plus years later.

  13. Because of you I am a great mother just like you. I’m so glad all my kids had a chance to be with their grandmother. You’re still going strong and I thank you for being here for me and my kids. We love you! Happy Mom’s Day!!

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