Friday, 24 December 2010
CHRISTMAS RECOMMENDATION: Dear Dad/Mum - Neil Coxon
WINNER OF GIFT OF THE YEAR 2008! Here is a gift from me to you . . . for you to give back to me! Capture precious memories, experiences, family insights and social history from the life of your father in this quality hard-back journal. Have you ever wondered what your father was like when he was a child? What was it like to be young back then . . . and what are the biggest changes he has seen in his lifetime? Intrigued about what he enjoyed . . . or even how he met your mother? Interested in discovering fascinating facts about your ancestors? What about you and your relationship with your father . . . how did he feel when he found out he was going to be a dad? . . . what are his memories of you as a child & what made him proud? . . . what does he like about you & is there anything he'd change? We rarely talk about these things with our loved ones yet these are questions that lead to precious answers . . . answers that will, one day, be lost forever. This unique journal includes insightful questions to give your father the chance to find that 'book' within him . . . and give you a story that you will treasure and pass down through the generations. The perfect gift . . . that lasts forever.
Whilst I tend to review books that are already written, I’ve decided that I feel strongly enough to not only recommend this title but thought that it is such a caring and sharing gift that other people had to be told about them.
Each journal is set for a specific person be it your Mum, your Dad, your sister/brother or even Grandparents. It gives you the chance to get some of your own personal family moments written down by asking the person who it’s gifted to their memories with carefully considered questions such as:
What is your earliest memory?
What is your favourite Childhood game/toy?
What was the first record you bought?
Alongside questions such as What Interesting Information do you have about other people in our family?
As well as lots of other questions that the person for whom it’s meant for will treasure. Usually when things like this are considered it is too late to get the memories and you have to build them from what you recall. This way you get that person’s thoughts, emotions and feelings that can be treasured by the family for a long time, allowing grandchildren, great grandchildren to get a chance to know those who have gone before.
It really is a magical offering and a gift that I can’t praise highly enough. So get yours now, get those memories down and help to give your family the gift of knowledge that could be lost sooner rather than later.