A Great Mother's Day Gift Idea + Pretty (and Free!) Printables!
These journals and printables make the best Mother's Day gifts! They are a wonderful way to find out more about mothers and grandmothers and make a lovely keepsake!
With Mother's Day coming up and talk of gifts and family filling our conversations, holidays symbolize a special time.
If seeing your mom or grandmother in person is not in the cards this year, there are still ways to spend the holiday together! A phone call, Skype or even a family Zoom meeting is a way to get together- no matter the miles in between!
And to keep the conversation flowing, filling out some pages in an interactive journal while talking is a great way to reminisce, stay connected and relive some fond memories!
You can pick a page or topic and fill it out! No matter what the day held, you can end it on a positive note with highlighting a fun moment from the day or thought! We highly recommend it!
These journals have prompts, questions, conversations starters and more! You can do them together or take turns.
Leave the journal someplace both of you frequent, or place it in your kid's room when you've written your part and she can put it in yours when she's done with her part. It's up to you!
My daughter and I usually fill it out at the same time. Sometimes, we'll sit side by side covering our answers while we write them down, and then share them with each other. And other times we take turns writing and pass it back and forth. It's all good!
Now these journals are fabulous for Grandmothers too! Not only do they have stories and memories to share from their own life, but also from your parent's! You get a lot more memories to delve into and stuff to talk about!
Sample page from Grandmother's Journal
Last year we purchased Grandma, Tell Me Your Story by Susan Branch. It was a fun way to find out things about that you never think to ask!
There are wonderful questions, places to put pictures, write down stories and recipes which make this a great keepsake! It also makes for great conversation starters over tea and dessert!
Not getting together in person? No problem! Use these interactive journals or our free printables as a fun way to connect via a phone conversation, or if you're tech-savvy-- Skype, Facetime or Zoom!
Plain paged journals are wonderful as well for the limitless possibilities! If you have a mother or grandmother that loves to write or draw, journals are wonderful places to put these bits of creativity!
Drawing, writing or jotting down thoughtsare a lot of fun to revisit by yourself or with a partner!
We also put together a printable with Grandmothers in mind! There's so much to find out about Grandmothers and not only their favorites and memories, but their memories of your parent!!
Another great reason to keep a journal is for the health benefits! In doing some research for this post, I bumped intothis very interesting articlethat outlines the benefits of keeping a journal!
Increased immune function, reduced stress and keeping your memory sharp are a few of the benefits to this easy and fun activity!
I love this pretty tree with hearts journal with simple, lined pages which is ready to be written in!