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A Card for Mama

By A Happy Mum @A_Happy_Mum
I fell in love with craft since I was kid.
Come every birthday, Fathers' Day or Mothers' Day, I would always take the time to sew a cross stitch, make a bookmark or do a simple card for my mom and dad.
When I was a teacher, I received some handmade cards from my students on Teachers' Day and you bet they warmed my heart so much that I just wanted to plant a wet kiss on each of them.
Still, nothing beats that feeling of receiving a card from your own child. It absolutely melts your heart and makes every tough part of the motherhood journey so worth it.
A card for MamaAlthough Angel loves craft too, she is only 2 years old and thus needs a little help when it comes to using the tools. This time round, I decided to be the onlooker for once (it's Mothers' Day after all) and let the hubby do the honours. Eventually, he became the assistant while Angel was the art director.
What we used:
1) Card
2) Magic pens
3) Stamp markers
4) Alphabet foam stickers
5) Heart-shaped stickers
A card for MamaThe good thing about making cards is that you can absolutely utilise your creativity and any material you find in the house can be used to decorate it too. There is no hard and fast rule so long as you put your heart into making it.
A card for MamaThe duo decided to put the word "Mama" on the front of the card. When I asked why not "Happy Mothers' Day", the hubby said "Because it's much shorter". Then I realised he had already broken some of the alphabets in trying to take them out because his fingers were just too clumsy big. Well, guess not everybody is suited to do crafts. Nonetheless, I was touched that he actually took the time and effort to spend time with Angel in making the card. I feel so loved!
A card for MamaSeeing my little one designing, writing and decorating the card, that was the best part. She decided which stamps should be chopped where, which color of magic pens to use and her favorite was pasting the stickers all over. I think she enjoyed the process too and when it was done, I could see the beam on her face and I felt the pride in my heart.
A card for MamaI'm not sure if she knows what Mothers' Day means, we told her that day was the birthday of all the mums in the world and a day to give thanks. But it still felt so awesome when she gave me the card, planted a kiss on my face and wished me "Happy Mothers' Day!"
A card for Mama She did some scribbling inside the card and I asked her "What did you draw, my dear?". She said "No, Angel never draw. Angel write words." So I continued to ask what were the words she wrote. When she was quite unsure of what to say, I said gently "Did you write "I love you, Mummy" on the card?"
She nodded vigorously and said "Yes!"
It doesn't matter if it was all in my imagination, it honestly made me glow with happiness from the inside to hear her say that.
You bet I'm going to keep my precious first Mothers' Day card for a long, long time.
Thank you, darling, for just being the adorable you and for loving Mummy so unconditionally.
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