The Gift Any Mother Will Treasure

Mother’s Day 2016 is going to be a totally different holiday for me. It will be my 5th Mother’s Day as a mom, but my first without my mom. My mother passed away last summer after a valiant 8 year battle with cancer. When she passed away I was shocked at the lack of pictures of her. She was always behind the camera and never in front of it. Oh how I wish I had more physical documentation of our time together.

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I remember my mom saying things like, “Oh, you don’t want me in the picture! I will ruin it.” or “I don’t have any makeup on, no pictures!” I know that as a mom I feel the same way. But I also know that I don’t care if my mom was wearing make up, if her outfit was perfect, or if she had lost her baby weight. I wish, more than anything, that I had pictures of us reading stories together, or that she had snapped a selfie once in awhile. I wish I had more tangible memories, or that she had written her thoughts and memories down.


This year for Mother’s Day I am celebrating being a mom and the wonderful mother’s in my life. I am encouraging those around me to get in the picture and I am spending more time in front of the camera. With all of these memories captured, I’d love a keepsake to cherish those special moments. In my search, I’ve found that Shutterfly offers the perfect photo books that are easy to make and customize. This year, make a Mother’s Day gift extra special by creating that personalized photo book just for mom. take your gift to the next level this year by creating a Photo Book. 


Gather the special photos of the ones you love most and pair them with words and stories that will convey your emotions to your mom. Maybe you want to highlight that snowy trip you took to Alaska this year or maybe you want to tell her the reasons she inspires you. No matter what story you want to share, make sure you share it.  Show your mom how much she means to you.


Shutterfly makes it so easy for you to create a photo book. They give you the options and ability to easily customize the book the way that you want it. If you want everything a certain way, you can start from scratch and choose all of your background colors, layouts and embellishments. If you want some things chosen for you, Shutterfly can arrange the photos for you in one of their themed albums. Even if you are short on time they have you covered.



Once you have completed your book they can bind it with glossy pages and a beautiful matte cover. They can even wrap it in a gift box so that it is truly ready for gifting. Remember that macaroni covered Christmas ornament you made in Kindergarten she still has? This book will be that gift x1000!

Make your mom smile, laugh, and if she is like me, cry with a gorgeous, one of a kind Shutterfly Photo Book this Mother’s Day. It will be a tribute she will never forget.

How would you use a Shutterfly Photo Book to celebrate the mothers in your life?


About Aimee

My name is Aimee and I was lucky enough to meet my perfect match at age 15. We were married 6 years later and are parents to the cutest kiddos around. Our oldest son is a cautious, but outgoing, smarty pants with a little sister who has no fear and loves to push all his buttons. They are 19 months apart. Before becoming a stay at home mom I was a second grade teacher, and I loved every minute of it. Now I spend most of my day on the floor building trains, tucking in baby dolls, reading stories, and laughing my guts out with my own kids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, watch movies, be outdoors, and eat!


The Gift Any Mother Will Treasure — 21 Comments

  1. I made a shutterfly book for my mom , myself and younger sister, after my dad passed. I scanned old photos and present the book. Everyone loved it. My son now can see pictures of grandpa any time he wants. Great way to celebrate love ones

  2. time is going so fast. i cant believe we are months into 2016 and mother’s day is right around the corner. this looks like a great gift idea.

  3. I have so many photos of the kids on my computer juzt sitting there. I would love to be able to look at them in a book. Great gift idea.

  4. Mother’s Day is near approaching. Let us make them happy in their special day.

  5. I made a Shutterfly Book for my mom last year filled with pictures of the grandkids – she loved it! Doing another picture gift this year, but it will involve a balloon bouquet.

  6. My birthday is coming up and there is nothing I want more than a beautifully framed picture of my family. I’m going to hunt to my husband to use Shutterfly.

  7. I really like this. I love making photo books as well. I think they make great gifts too. I would love to make one of these for my mother. I would put my girls and myself in the photos too.

  8. I love this idea. I have been trying to decide what to get my Mom for Mothers day. Now i know i want to make a book like this for her. She will love it.

  9. My Mom would love a memory book for Mothers Day. I will have to check out Shutterfly and make one of the grand kids for my Mom.

  10. Shutterfly albums are the only albums I have in my house. I never got into scrap booking so this was my version of creating an album. They’re ALL spectacular.


  11. Love this. I won’t lie I would LOVE to get an album like this. Sadly my mom passed away 15 years ago this September, so I won’t be able to make her one but I’ll be dropping hints for my husband!

  12. Your thoughts on having pictures of your Mom really struck a chord with me. I had that thought myself not too long ago. I try not to dodge out of pictures as often now! Shutterfly albums are so nice to design. They do a really great job!

  13. Celebrating Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to let them know how much you care for what they do. Shutterfly seems to be a perfect way to let them know this! My condolences on your mom however I am happy you have such wonderful memories of her!

  14. I am going to bookmark this and leave it up “accidentally” so that my husband can find it. I would love something like this for Mother’s Day.

  15. I would love to give this to my mom. I know she will treasure it and she probably bring it with everywhere so that she could show off her grandchildren.

  16. Oh, I love their theme albums. You know, I made one for each kid the year they were born with thoughts I would continue making more each year, yet haven’t. I need to get on it. Thanks for sharing.