My Mom and I have always enjoyed sending letters and cards to each other and I thought this would be a great gift for her 70th birthday. I was excited when it came and thought it had a fun and clever design. Unfortunately, as I was going through the scrapbook portion, I realized that it would never work for us. There's a whole section that talks about pregnancy, how did you feel, what cravings did you have. My Mom wasn't able to have a baby of her own and I'm a truly loved child of adoptive parents. There are also many families that don't include men, and the photos that are printed on the pages are sadly very homogeneous. I'm sure that the artist behind this had nothing but good intentions and I praise her for that. It just guides in the direction of one type of family, and I wish it would allow a more personal experience. I'm disappointed that I can't present it to my beautiful and remarkable Mom, simply because she doesn't check all the boxes. That said, Uncommon Goods has never let me down, and I will be a customer for life. I'm sure I can find something else that will make my Mom smile.
It's going to be a great thing to do together with Mom! Also, a great thing to continue, and share, with the next generations.
The item is cute and sweet. However, it was a little expensive for what I got. Wish the cards would have been bigger and a little more things included. Like a dainty mother daughter bracelets or something. Not anything expensive but meaningful.
McKenzie the princess
Wife and Mother-in-law will initially gather all the items scattered around in both households. On going they will build and collect items as time progresses.
Henry the husband
Fuquay Varina, NC
My mom and I will take turns writing stories in the book. It will be a nice way to share the stories of mine and my mother's lives with my children when they are grown.
This was a gift and she loved it, she cried, and thought it was beautiful.
I got this gift for my mother on mother's day, and we were both very excited about it. The presentation is beautiful and very simple to use and understand. My only complaint is a big one: there is barely any room to answer the questions. I really think the cards should be about 3x the size. My mom has been writing all her answers to me on a plain sheet of paper instead of using the beautiful nice cards that come with the set. As it is on the cards, there is only enough room for ~5 word answers, even when trying to write small.
Very easy to follow the instructions and quick to provide the purpose for itself. We we're laughing and crying within minutes of enjoying the book.
I am looking forward to trying out this letter book with my mom especially since we live in different states. I like that the package comes with prompting for the correspondence.
Colorado Springs, CO
This was such a special gift to my mom for Mother's Day, even moreso than I anticipated. The book and stationary set is personalized for your relationship and it has the intent of becoming a staple family heirloom/keepsake. My mom and I are both so eager to begin the journey this book has created for us and our relationship as mother and daughter.