A different sort of family tree…
Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m very keen on the topic of preserving memories and keeping mementos. However, my friends and family will tell you that I am not a lover of chintz, frilliness or things that are really soppy or cutesy.
This can pose a bit of a problem sometimes as I often find keepsakes a little on the sugary side.
It was my birthday a couple of days ago. The weekend before my husband took me out for a little shopping spree in Selfridges for a few Christmas presents :-), a few drinks, dinner at one of my favourite restaurants and, even more excitingly, a night away in a central London boutique hotel without the kids (only the second time we’d ever left them over night – ever!).
On the day itself I received lots of lovely presents.
The papercut family tree
However, one particular present appealed to my sense of celebrating the family and clean lines and simple elegance. This beautiful ‘papercut family tree’ from Kyleigh’s Papercuts was the absolute perfect gift for me. I felt compelled to blog about it, as not only do I love it, but my husband Matt told me how helpful they were, rushing through his order so that he got it in time for B-day. Wendy – one of the three friends behind the business – even emailed Matt to say she’d get his late-in-the-day order to me on time: “You men wouldn’t be men unless you left buying presents until the last minute.” – Couldn’t agree more!
There are lots of colour and framing choices. It’s a gift not only suited to families, but for commemorating many special occasions. The website tells you all you need to know: https://www.kyleighspapercuts.co.uk/
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