Father’s Day

Alright, I keep trying to hold off on sharing what we got B for Father’s Day, but I’m so excited to share what the boys and I made him.

My husband gives up so much so that he can serve our country. I know how much it means to him if he’s willing to sacrifice time with our boys. They are his whole world. For Father’s Day, I wanted to give him something  personal that he can take with him when he is away from us. When he’s gone he doesn’t always have a phone or computer so I wanted to make something special for him that he can take with him. One day I borrowed his Army uniform from his closet and took the boys out to snap some adorable pictures of them in his uniform. I had been wanting to get some professional pictures of them in his uniform but I knew I could do it myself if I prepared enough. I tried to get a good one of each boy and of all three together. It isn’t perfect but it’s them!

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You can’t tell me that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen!

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B is the best Dad. He’s so involved and I know he misses me when he’s gone, but I think he misses those boys even more. They grow and change so fast. I went to Snapfish and looked for something he can easily pack and take with him when he’s away so he can always have these pictures and his boys with him. I decided to make him a blanket with their pictures on it.onefixed

Snapfish had all kinds of Embellishments templates and phrases that it made it really easy to make something really cute. When it came, I was so impressed with how well made it was and it’s big! I wanted to make sure to get something that he could sleep under when he’s staying in the barracks and even though this is their smallest size, it’s plenty big enough for a grown man (at least I think it is haha). I also wanted to get him something he can put up in his room or hotel when he’s gone for a long time. I took one of my favorite pictures of the boys with their Dad and ordered it on an aluminum print. I figured that’d be strong enough to withstand plane trips and thrown bags. I added a poem on top letting him know we’ll be with him anywhere he is, no matter what, we’re always supporting him.DSC_7808

Since B and I are the worst at surprising each other, I wrapped it right away so he wouldn’t find it. The boys helped me find it and then I let them decorate the outside. I taped off the word “Dad” and let them go to town coloring it. Make sure if you do this, that you use washi tape so it will peel off easily in the end!DSC_7834DSC_7850

Once they were done going to town, I peeled off the tape and wa-la! Personalized wrapping paper made by the boys themselves. DSC_7855

Personalized gifts are a great way to reward the Dads in your life for the amazing things they do. Dads today are fun and deserve gifts are inspirational as they are! Check out Snapfish’s whole collection here, and you can enter below to win one of 35 $50 gift cards to their website so you can make the perfect gift or something special to keep for yourself!


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