Friday, August 17, 2012

70th Birthday Gift


My dad turned 70 this year. 






















A few weeks before his birthday I emailed all of the family and asked people to email me something they love about him. 

I thought of putting them together in a book but knew it would end up sitting on the shelf. 

My husband came up with the idea for a collage.  So, I created a document that said, "70 Reasons Why We Love Bruce" with little talk bubbles.  I got almost double the responses but included at least one from each person then printed the total list for him. 

I printed the document 12 X 16, matted it, framed it and shipped it off.



I wasn't able to be there for his party but I was told there was laughter and tears as he read through each one. 

It was a great reminder, as I saw all of the responses coming in, of how wonderful a man he is and just how much he gives to others.  I hope he treasures it.
 
I know many of you have asked for the template and I sent it out to a few.  But, my hard drive has since crashed and I no longer have the file.  I'm sorry I can no longer share it.



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63 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a good idea. :)

    Sarah xox

    whimsicalmumblings.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. What a great idea. I'd like one of these right now just for me. You know , for those days when things don't look so good. I pinned this for later. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh really very nice idea for giving memorable thing... Thank you for shear with all of us. and salute to your gift idea, now you can easily send birthday gifts to India for your love one.

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  4. What a thoughtful, memorable gift. I would buy a template if you sold one. Would be great with a picture in it too.
    Great idea, you are so clever!

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  5. I wondered if you would be willing to share this template. Any chance you would email to me? hutting@aol.com

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    1. This is the perfect idea for a 70th birthday...which is what we have been looking for!!! Any chance you could email us the template too? We are going to try to throw something like this together in the next week or so! :) That would be amazing!! meldahlin@gmail.com Thanks so much for sharting this awesome idea!!! :)

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  6. love this idea...could you possibly e-mail me the template too? My mom is turning 70 soon... 88cindyl@gmail.com
    thank you!

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  7. love this idea...could you possibly e-mail me the template too? My mom is turning 70 soon... 88cindyl@gmail.com
    thank you!

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  8. Can i get one also??:) 70 reasons why we love clifford. Awww u wud help me a ton...yet i understand if thats too much to ask...or just the 70'with the bubbles wud be neat floomicreations@googlemail.com.
    I will link u to my blog also ifu want?? Floomicreations.blogspot.com

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  9. What a brilliant idea! Please can you email me a copy of the template - calamity.cath@hotmail.co.uk thanks :)

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  10. Hi ya, Lovin this idea! what a Awesome gift.
    Any chance you could email us through the template asap. We have a 70th coming up in the next week. britten19@windowslive.com
    Many Thanks!

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  11. I'm hoping I can also get this template emailed to me??? My fa in law is turning 70 soon and we are going to do this. kristine.chapman@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  12. Hello,

    What a great post! I'd love to also get the template if you're willing to share. My father is turning 70 next month and I'd love to do something extra special like you did for your dad.

    Thanks,
    Amanda
    ASYAmanda@gmail.com

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  13. By giving gift we expressed our way of love to our dear and near ones. It is the symbol of our affection because mostly we will give what our loved ones like.

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  14. Love this.. could you send the template??

    lissa7013@aol.com

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  15. can you send this template?!?!? It would be great for my dad's 70th

    thanks

    lissa70113@aol.com

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  16. happy 70th birthday dave. i'm right behind you I have thoughts about the time we bought the semi together until you moved to I think Wilberforce. good memories. all the best steve & pat schultz

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  17. Is there any way you can share the file so I can use it? My father-in-law is turning 70 and this would be perfect!

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  18. Is there any way you can share the file so I can use it? My father-in-law is turning 70 and this would be perfect!

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  19. love love this!! super creative and thoughtful!! how do you print it out? do you have a template? would love some advice! Can I fill it in and take it to Kinkos?

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  20. opps forgot my email!
    Courtthesing@msn.com

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  21. I love this idea. Please could you send me the template too? suzyvogel@hotmail.com

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  22. I would love a template too please! Thanks so much! jhpmom1@yahoo.com

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  23. Template please!!! Jgorlin1@yahoo.com

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  24. I just pinned this to make for my dad's birthday coming up this summer! This is SUCH a great idea. If it is working and all those people are getting the template, I would love it as well. thedoerens@msn.com I have been thinking through how I would pull this off. Thanks!

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  25. could you please email me the template??? pretty please??? my dad's bday is next week! dthomas138@woh.rr.com

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  26. Can you please share the template with me?
    arleenec@gmail.com

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  27. Such a great idea! I want to do this for my dad's 70th bday! Is there any way you could send me the template? jgwolff@gmail.com

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  28. I would absolutely love to have this template! My dad is turning 70 this weekend. I don't know where to look or find a similar template. If you could email me the template as soon as possible and where you created the template, I would be SO SO grateful! I don't have much money to buy him anything this year, so this would be perfect!Email: bethkeitel@gmail.com
    Thanks-Betty

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  29. Could I PLEASE have the template!! Legendaryspeech1@gmail.com Thank you!!!

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  30. wow.... thank you so much for sharing such a nice ideas. i will definitely follow it in ma 70th birthday party decorations UK

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  31. Amy, this is really cool. What software did you use? Did you just create this in a Word document? I'm trying to recreate something similar and would love to know what you started with.

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  32. Was this a template that you actually created, or is it established somewhere? If you created it, can you at least share the program you used and maybe we can all create our own? Thank you.

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    1. I created the template myself in Microsoft Powerpoint. They have conversation bubbles you can move wherever you want and then put a text box inside them. It was pretty simple.

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  34. What program did you use to create this??.... bbarbour1991@gmail.com

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  36. does anyone have this template?????? I'm planning my mom's 70th! thanks!

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  37. Fonts! Would you share what font and size font you used?
    12x16? Was that difficult to frame or expensive?
    THANK YOU!

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  39. This is a wonderful idea! Thank you...I am going to use it for my Dad's 60th birthday!

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  40. does anyone have the template Jenanzilotti@verizon.net

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  41. Does anyone have this template? Toyanbear@yahoo.com

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  42. I know you no longer have the template, but can you please tell me how you got the layout to those dimensions on power point--not sure how to do that! Also, what font/size did you use?? Thank you in advance!!!! Great idea!!

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  43. Hi, just wanted to let you all know that I am a graphic designer and I can create this template for you an email it to you for $5 through paypal. If you are interested please email me. angel0284@msn.com

    thanks!

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