Father’s Day is just around the corner, and somehow it always manages to sneak up on me!  Thankfully we started this gorgeous Father’s day Tradition a few years ago. Actually, it started on Mother’s day when my Husband gave me a Mother’s day journal.  It is one of the best gifts I’ve ever been given!

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Instead of buying and giving cards each year the boys each draw or write on a page of the journal. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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I love giving and receiving sentimental gifts.  This is a treasured tradition in our family, one that our boys love taking part in too. They love looking back over their old entries each year and seeing how much their writing and drawing has progressed. If you’d like to start a journal of your own here are a few things to consider before you get started.

Starting a Father’s day Journal

1. A hardcover

Choose a book with a hardcover if you want your journal to last for many years to come it will need to be up to standing the test of time.

2. Heavy set pages or card stock

This will stop any felt tip pens bleeding through to the other side and reduce page tears.

3. White pages

Don’t be swayed and buy an album with black pages, you might not always have or be able to get your hands on a white pen.

Our journals are from Kikki.k. It is A DIY Album with an embossed cover so you can personalise it with a picture. It also includes a pocket on the back cover for little notes and mementoes. The pages are a quality card stock that tie together with a black ribbon.

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What ever age your children are this is the perfect Father’s day to get started!  If they are too little to hold a pencil, how about a hand or foot print instead? Too old for drawing pictures, ask them to write a message or share their favourite memory. The best thing about this tradition is there is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s up to you how your family use the journal, change it do what suits you.

I’d love to know what other traditions you have or if you start a journal.

Happy Father’s Day

Bernadette

 

 

 

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