Thursday, January 7, 2010

Collecting memories

In a cupboard in our house I have a storage box that on inspection holds an abundance of memories dating back to when my children were very young. A few days ago I hauled the box out and went through the bundles of cards that I have been keeping. It has been a few years since I spent time going through my collection. I have just been putting them in the box and closing the lid. Like photos, each one of the cards holds memories of events and people that I have known and with some have lost contact with as well as people who are no longer with us.

There are birthday cards, engagement cards, wedding cards and Christmas cards. Some cards are hilarious, some are cute, some home-made. The one thing that they all have in common is that they have all been given with love. I don't think that I can ever bring myself to get rid of them, and hope that when I am old and waiting at the "departure gate" my family will go through them and they will bring back a flood of memories for them as well.

These images are two of the oldest I have. The red Christmas tree card (above) is a handmade card from Samantha my youngest daughter. At a guess I would say she was probably 6-7 years old when this was made, note the big sister correction on the word "happy". Sam is now 30.

The other card (below) is also handmade, and was made by Nana Olding, the children's paternal grandmother. She made all her cards, and called them all by the name of "Posey Moments".
This one is dated 1995.



Hahaha e always a teacher even 23 years ago

Evette Mendisabal

Yeah well, What can I say Sam?!
That's a cool idea Mum, can't wait to have a look-see in that box!


How did Nana do the card?
It's amazing.


I think that it was water colur, it looks like it was. She was very talented, and usually would write little poems inside. But she didn't this time

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