WATCH YOUR BACK, HALLMARK (handmade mother’s day cards)

Mother’s Day is always a bit of a funny one for me, as my Mum is back in New Zealand, and they celebrate on a completely different day. 

I’m a bit hopeless with dates at the best of times. Without all the telly adverts to prompt me, it’s pretty much impossible for me to remember the Kiwi version, so I just take the lazy way out, and force my Mum to celebrate UK Mother’s Day instead. Sorry Mum. 

Anyway, enough about my Swiss cheese memory. 

I’m all for heartfelt messages, but I’m not a huge fan of store-bought cards that you feel obligated to buy on certain dates, like Valentine’s, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc… 

Last Summer Big Sis and I pressed some flowers that we’d discovered growing in our front garden, so I had a bit of a brainwave. I bought some coloured card (actually a set of dividers, as the supermarket didn’t have sheets of cardboard) and some of that sticky plastic stuff you cover your school books with. 

Then Big Sis and I made these:

we glued the pressed flowers to the card
experimented with a bit of bejazzling
stuck the mounted flowers on to a piece of folded A4 card
big sis added a little bit of art to the front
then we covered them in plastic book wrap to protect the flowers

et Voila! Homemade Mother’s Day cards – one from me, one from the grandkids. 

Beat that, Hallmark!! 


  1. HonestMum - March 9, 2012

    Beautiful cards-handmade cards that took time and required thought and care will always beat bought ones. Brought back memories of pressing flowers and making perfume as a child. Thanks for making me smile x

  2. Chloe Brewer - March 9, 2012

    I’m applauding you! These look great and what a lovely way to get creative with your daughter! Lovely lovely lovely! x

  3. Lady Grey - March 9, 2012

    They’re beautiful! There might be  business venture in there 😉

  4. Actually Mummy - March 9, 2012

    They couldn’t if they tried!

  5. pipsq - March 9, 2012

    I love these! I’d have something handmade any day – especially what with some of the over-gushy (and overpriced!) cards out there. You have inspired me, the girls and I are going to try very hard to make something beautiful for my mum this year.

  6. mummyslittlemonkey - March 9, 2012

    Aww, thanks! I’m not the craftiest person on the planet, so I was really pleased that they turned out OK. I’m sure yours will look fab!! xx

  7. mummyslittlemonkey - March 9, 2012

    It was really fun doing it with Big Sis, although I was def taking it a bit more seriously than she was… 😉

  8. mummyslittlemonkey - March 9, 2012

    That’s what I think too!!! The fact that someone has sat down and made it for you means so much more than one that’s been picked up from the supermarket with the weekly shop!! x

  9. mummyslittlemonkey - March 9, 2012

    Ha ha!!! I might have to hire a team of flower pressers to keep up with demand!! 😉

  10. mummyslittlemonkey - March 9, 2012

    I bet the Hallmark execs are quaking in their boots right now!!! 😉

  11. Sonumarsh12 - March 14, 2012

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  12. Krafty Tykes - March 14, 2012

    Fantastic Cards!!! I love home-made!!!

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