For Kurt's parents.
Kurt's mom had told me she doesn't have any pictures of us. They live states away, so I wanted to do something really special for them. I used a series of photos from Kurt and I's trip to Hawaii a few years ago to create this idea for them.
I had this piece of wood hanging around for creating and this was just its use. I used thin wood from the craft store and cut it into 4"x 6" rectangles and then used the photo transfer method. Using wood glue I glued the pictures on. I really like how the images have a 3D effect. A few months ago I ordered these scrabble tiles off Amazon--finally the perfect use for them!! Kurt wants to be where the sun shines, so I felt the saying fitting for where we are in our life now.
For my parents.
I tricked my mom one day into telling me what her favorite photos of us were on my facebook. We are also states away from my parents--for the first time in my life I did not spend Christmas with them. This was strange and different, sad and happy, well it was just all sorts of emotions! We spent Christmas with Kurt's family, which I feel blessed to have been able to help Kurt surprise them for his first Christmas home in over 5 years!
This is one of the photos my mom picked and also happens to be one of my favorite! After putting so many letters on Kurt and Nancy's gift [and glueing them down} I realized my options for sayings were quite limited for this one-- My parents are Words with Friends addicts so having to use blanks actually worked out just perfectly!!