Giving the gift of sweet memories

This past Christmas I had a hard time trying to figure out what gift to give my father for Christmas.  If you have been reading my monthly Posterjack blog series from the beginning  of 2015 than you know that his cancer spread to his spine and he is now bedridden and sadly not doing very well.  At this point, material things do not matter to him but I still wanted to give him something that would bring some joy to him.  From his hospital bed in my parent’s living room all he can do is stare at the four walls around him.  Those walls are filled with family photographs which I know he looks at all the time when he is lucid.  So I decided to give my dad the gift of sweet memories when him and my mom were younger with the help of Posterjack.

I found these 2 photos of my parents.  This first one is when they were still engaged in 1959 and still living in Lisbon Portugal.  My dad always wore a suit and he looked so dapper.  Love that my mom is holding gloves like a young lady in her left hand.

Parents in Portugal (2)

And this is one from 1961….they were just newlyweds and new immigrants to Canada.  I believe this is High Park and they were having a picnic with some friends.  Love that my dad still wore a suit and my mom was wearing heels.  My mom kind of reminds me of Jackie O with her sunglasses.

mom & dad at park (2)

I tried to fix up these photos as best as I could as they are quite old and convert them into Posterjack Art.

I chose canvas for their first photo as it was in better shape and I chose the lucite block for the one of them in the park.  Both my parents cried when they opened up their gift of sweet memories.  I find that as you get older sentimental gifts are really the ones that matter, and I know that these 2 picture gifts were of the most value to them.   Below is how each picture turned out.

Mom & Dad in park 1961

I placed the lucite block on a candle holder to give it some height on an end table and we hung the canvas alongside the gallery wall of family photos.   That’s my older sister and I above their canvas art…..now that’s scary short hair I had.

Mom & Dad 1959 dating canvas art

I can’t make my father better but I can surround him with the love of his family always.

Glamorously yours xoxo

christine-da-costa

 

 

 

This post has been sponsored by Posterjack. All opinions expressed are my own naturally! xo

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