Post # 1
I’ve been trying to think of something I could give my mom on our wedding day. I plan on making her a photo album with pictures, but I want to give her something that day.
First I was thinking about writing to her in a journal so many days out from the wedding, and I would write something every day. Then I was thinking, maybe she would rather hear my voice, so I’ve been thinking about using my webcam and recording something every day from 100 days out until our wedding (which is coming up very soon). I’m thinking of including things like what she’s taught me, how much she means to me, etc. I’m an only child, and I will be moving 3 hours away from her after our wedding. My stepdad passed away almost 3 years ago, and it’s just been the two of us, so I know she’s going to feel sad and somewhat alone especially at the beginning when I’ve just married and moved.
I know she would love both because they’re both personal, and I took time to make them myself, so I’m having trouble deciding on one. Which do you think I should do?
-Write a journal to her
-Make videos and post them on a site for her to visit and watch
Post # 3
I guess it depends on your mom. I know my mom wouldn’t necessarily appreciate either of those so it’s hard for me to say.
Post # 4
The video idea sounds so great. IMO, I think she would rather watch you telling her how much she means to you rather than reading it. Somehow the video seems more personal, if that makes sense.
Post # 5
Is it too much trouble to do both, or would it be redundant? I’d have loved to have gotten either from MY daughters!
Post # 6
The journal has more of a keepsake quality, and a lot of moms really like something they can hold in their hands. What an awesome idea, either way, for a gift, though.
Post # 7
I actually like the journal more. Handwritten things read as both personal and thoughtful, and in this day and age are becoming something of a rarity (which would make the journal all the more special). Also, I envision your mom pulling out the journal and reading from it in years to come, and even passing it down to your children. I don’t see the same happening with a more intangible series of videos.
Post # 8
I also vote for the journal. if you do it right, it could last decades.
wheras the video could one day (after many years) become a format that is obselete, so unless somebody makes the effort to keep re-digitizing it, then one day people won’t be able to watch it any more.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I’m still deciding and the votes are really close. Maybe I can do a video the night before the wedding, and fill out the journal on a daily basis to give her on the big day. I don’t know. I can’t decide. lol!