Thursday, 30 May 2013

Birthday card for Father in Law

One of my friend wanted to gift her father in law a special card for his birthday. So she asked me to make one for him. Her husband and she were school time sweethearts and her father in law knew of their affair since those days!!!!

A traditional Indian family does not take to such affairs kindly. But her father in law took care of her like his own daughter. He called her during exams and she asked for his advises now and again. He was the only one who had supported their love all through adolescence. So it goes without saying that my friend simply adores him. She wanted me to come up with something reaaaallllyy good (thats what she told me on phone  :)  ) and sentimental. So here is my card:


 I have shown an elder hand that has been a blessing and shadow for 2 love sick kids!! :)
The yellow flowers are made from balloon punch. The red rose is made using the 5 petal punch


 I have added a little pop up inside the card that says "We love you alot"

Since gujarati was their mother tongue, she wanted me to write a poem in Gujarati. Here is the translation:
"Sometimes as a father and sometimes as a friend,
Your hand has always been like a blessing on us,
Even though we were young ,
You trusted our love
And blended it with your love and blessing
For someone with such a big heart, no worldly gift can suffice,
All we ask God, "That in ever birth we get you as our father""

Well, both she n her father in law loved the card, so i was happy too.
Please do leave back your comments, they always make my day!!!   :)
linking it to:
lulupu:dadCRAFT: dadpaper craftDelightful challenges

Regards,
Bijal

9 comments:

  1. Thats a pretty card and very personal. Well though through!

    Thanks for joining Lulupu challenge#12. All the best

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  2. very nice and personalised card.

    Thanks for joining us at Lulupu's Challenge #12 - My First Love, My Dad

    Cheers,
    Indira Tanwar
    DT - Lulupu Blog

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  3. Lovely card .
    Thanks for playing along with us at Lulupu's Challenge #12
    All the Best

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  4. What a wonderful card. Love your background story. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges.
    Denise

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  5. Wow what a special meaning card for both of them. I think you captured her wishes perfectly.

    Come play with us at Clearly iStamp in our Father's Day Challenge!! Would love to see you there!

    Kathy D.

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  7. What a lovely card and a great sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us this week @ Delightful Challenges :)

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  9. What a lovely story, thank you for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge.

    Jo

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