The adventures of Jack Jack

The adventures of a first time Mummy and my son Jack.

Father’s Day Gifts From Years Past

When I was contacted by the lovely Cassie from the dollar shave club, asking if I would like to take part in a campaign called ‘Father’s day gifts from years past’ I knew I had the perfect gift in mind.

My dad died over two years ago and we didn’t have that great of a relationship so instead my post will be focusing on my fiance and his very first fathers day gift.

Last year when Jack was just 11 months old, Daddy had his very first fathers day. I wanted to make this special for him as he would never have this experience again. Daddy can be hard to buy for so instead of trawling the shops looking for something someone else had made I sent about trying to capture the perfect pair of itty bitty Jack size hand prints. It took many attempts, with lots of smudged prints and complete fails but finally we managed one perfect sheet of paper with lots of Jacks hand prints on. I wrote a simple but meaningful poem to let Daddy how much we love him and are glad to have him in our lives.



We also made a card that the poem could fold up into for safe keeping.941461_10200923108538330_604692048_n

Jack had recently learnt to crawl so on the day itself, when Daddy got in from work Jack presented him with his card and the poem carefully folded inside.   My partner loved it and it is kept safely in our keepsake box along with Jacks first birthday cards, cards from when he was born and his tiny little ID bands he wore while in hospital.

This year Jack and I are thinking of making something similar possibly with just a pair of hand prints to show how much he has grown over the last year.

Have you given or received any meaningful, funny or bizarre fathers day gifts?


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