The weather here in Utah sure doesn’t feel like it is time to think about Father’s Day gifts but it is! I am trying to shift my mind to summer & finding a meaningful Father’s Day gift for Zach and my dad, however sending King in a big warm coat to school on his last day is making my mind think it is a completely different time of year.
Zach and I sat down at the beginning of the year and talked about gifts. We both talked about how we don’t need anything at all and so we decided together to only do a smaller gift for each other or one that the entire family can use and love that has meaning behind it.
I am going to back up to probably February, I saw someone on social media post about these photo books from Artifact Uprising, I told Zach that starting this year I wanted to start setting a little bit of money aside each month so at the end of the year we could put together a big beautiful photo book of all of our photos from the entire year. We started right then setting aside $25 a month (aiming high) to start getting photo books done every year. When Artifact Uprising reached out to me about Father’s Day gifts & that one of the items they were looking to showcase was the photo books I literally had tears run down my face. I couldn’t believe that the photo books I had added into our budget for next year just a few months ago were being put into my lap for last years photos. Photos that have so much meaning to me like Lettie’s birth, the passing of my sweet brother, grandma, and great grandma. All those photos are now in print, in my home for us to look at, remember the moments, and spend time together looking at them all together. *** You can use code DANI15 for 15% off your order, it is a one time per person code & expired 6/7/19 ***
Okay, now that you know a little bit of the backstory I want to share why this would be a beautiful gift for your husband, significant other, your own dad, grandpa, etc. In the day and age that we live in now all of our memories are on a digital device right? They are looked at on a computer, phone, tablet, etc. Holding a photo in your hands is gone, having them all in one book together of an event, year, vacation is almost unheard of. There is something so special to me holding my memories in my hands, being about to all gather around a physical item and talk about each of the photos. These photo books are that for your family, your own dad, or your grandpa.
Think about this… you email/text/FB messenger, whatever you choose all your brothers and sisters and have them all send some photos to you. You go to Artifact Uprising and upload the photos into a photo book of your dads kids, grandkids, great grandkids, etc. and print them all in one book for him. What a beautiful gift that will not only help to remember so many memories, but create so many new ones as you all look at the book together.
Ha ha, if you can’t tell I apparently am really passionate about these books. Even I didn’t realize it until I went back and read my last couple of paragraphs. Truly they are such stunning books that are easy to make with the templates already put in the book for you. If the template isn’t your style (I have no text in my book only photos so I took out any template with text) it is a piece of cake to select a new template. When you start you select what cover you want on your book (I did a pink linen) and what size. The amazing thing is, if you have more photos than the original book size, you can add pages (I had to add a bunch of pages) to the book to have it fit all your photos. Our book is over 300 pages full of all the photos from our entire year.
Okay, I’m going to stop rambling about these books. No matter what you do for Father’s Day for your loved ones, write them a card, tell a memory that you love, and just be raw. That is what will mean the most in the end and is truly what matters most.