Friday, June 10, 2011

Scrapbook

I wanted to show y'all a gift from my shower. It's a Bray tradition for the first born in a family to have a homemade scrap book. I didn't have any clue about this tradition until the day of my shower. My mother-in-law started this scrapbook in January to have it ready for me by the end of May. She put alot of work into it, y'all. I wish I had a picture of it's actual size. We had to ship it to my house because it was so big. :)
 It's standing upright. This is also how far it will close. Each page has a gift inside. A long time ago women had to stay in the hospital for 10 days after giving birth. There are 10 pages here, each one filled with a gift. The tradition is that the mom is supposed to bring this with her to the hospital and open a page each day. The scrap book is filled with pictures and magazine articles that are baby related, so not only does the mom have a gift to open, she also has something to read.

This gift is simply amazing! I already adore my mother-in-law but after opening this gift and realizing the time and effort she put into it to make sure the tradition lives on makes me appreciate her even more. :)

2 comments:

Laurie said...

Thelma ROCKS!

Christine said...

Awesome!!