Although cards are nice,
they are read once or twice.
A book is a treasure
forever and ever.
So instead of a card to be put aside,
please bring a favorite book which
will stay forever by her side.
I then immediately remembered the Katie Daisy collaboration with Martha Stewart that I'd seen in MS Living magazine (Katie Daisy does the most beautiful illustrations and I'm currently smitten.) It's a free for personal use invite, bookplate and bookmark download. And I knew it'd be perfect to include the bookplate with the poem and the invite. I did a little rearranging of the elements to make it work and added my own touches, but the set came out great.
I think the idea of books instead of cards is a great one, and can you believe she didn't get any duplicates?
I got her this book in memory of Pepper, Kerry's bird, who had to find a new home to make room for Baby Ana. I'm sure she'll love to hear the stories of all the crazy animals her mother has owned.
And I know she'll love her mother reading her lots and lots of books.