Today was my mother's birthday, and this year I wanted to surprise her with little notes from my dad, brothers and I. I've always felt that handmade, genuine gifts from the heart make more impact then material goods. Now she'll have these messages to treasure and look back upon forever.
My theme for this gift was brown and white. I took mini white balloons and strung their string through little slits in mini envelopes, containing the hand written notes from each of us. The goal was to have my mother open her gift and be bombarded by each floating balloon. At the bottom of the box I wrapped a cashmere sweater she layed her eyes on a couple weeks back in white tissue paper. I wrapped this box in white polka dotted all natural wrapping paper and finished with a big white silk bow. Hope you like.
Happy Birthday, Mom. Love you!