Hallmark Gold Crown does it again. [I'm sure I'll own my own store in heaven someday!] I found this adorable “write together” book amidst a small selection of other Hallmark books, and could immediately picture cozy moments shared with my daughter on Saturday afternoons, sipping ice water through a straw and munching on whole grain crackers, laughing.
Okay, it hasn’t turned out exactly that way, but it’s been a fun project for us to chip away at, providing opportunities for discussion and learning more about one another.
One of the features that makes this book stand out for me is that it’s a keepsake. The pages are lovely and are meant to hold your secrets and dreams, guard your histories, and help herald in the future amidst inspiring illustrations. Some of the pages that we’ve done are Creating a Family Tree [see photo] and a Mom & Daughter Would You Rather.
- Drawing or writing about your perfect day
- When I Was Little/When I Grow Up comparison pages
- “Things Mom Can Do” / “Things I Can Do” checklists
- “Your Secret is Safe With Me” pages for mom and daughter
- …many more!
The best thing about a book like this is that it “forces us” to sit down together in the quiet [with our water and whole grain crackers...ha!] and talk. And listen. And open our hearts in new ways to each other.
And, as the commercials say, that’s priceless.
Have you ever done a “write together” book? Was was your favorite part of sitting down with your child to complete it?