My mum is not very materialistic and she does not like a lot of clutter, so finding something I think she'll like can be tough. Plus, we live several hundred miles away and I am limited in what I can send.
This year, I am proud of my gift. It is thoughtful, meaningful, and will last forever.
For Mother's Day, I made my mum a story of our lives... as mother and daughter. It is a story that reminds her of the many ways she has selflessly been there for me. It shows her how grateful I am for having such a close relationship with her and celebrates our everyday life together.I made the story using Disney's new Story app. I created the story on my iPhone and on Sunday I will e-mail it to her.
(Thank you very much to Julia, Hannah, and Julie for sharing our family's pictures.)
While this story is all about the two of us, the thing I'm most excited about is that with this app, I can create stories for her on a regular basis. The app is so easy to use that while my girls are playing, I can tell a story of their game and my mum can see and experience their play almost immediately. How cool is that? And perfect for my story-loving, sentimental mum.
If you want, the app will automatically take your pictures and create a story. This makes the whole process super-quick and super-easy. But me, I love to curate life and make my stories just so. I have used the built-in editor to crop out the laundry piles and include some text.
I always have my phone with me and take an obscene amount of pictures with it. My pictures tend to be forgotten and are almost lost on my filled-up phone. With the Story app, I can immediately tell a sweet story and share it - very fun!
Here is another story I made of the girls building a fort for their tea party. This is what my mum is going to love the most... simple stories that will keep her a part of my girls' everyday life.