Thursday, 10 March 2016

Gadi's Album

We celebrated our youngest son's Bar Mitzvah back in January, though it still feels like yesterday in many ways! I have already shown you the design I created for his invitations and the customised card that I made for him. Of course he received a guest book too! Almost everyone stopped to write something and, once home after the party, it was a lovely way to end the night reading what each person had to say.
On the cover of the book I once again showed Gadi with a book in his hand, since he is a very keen reader. He also loves to draw, so I put a bunch of pencils into his other hand. Thankfully he seems to have stopped chewing them, so these ones are clean and sharp! Gadi is wearing a green t-shirt with the badge of his youth group, NOAM, on it. (NOAM is an acronym for No'ar Masorti, Masorti Youth, a Zionist youth movement.) His precious phone is next to him, and a computer is open behind him, with the logo of Garry's Mod, a sandbox physics game, and one of Gadi's favourites, on it. 'G' of course also stands for Gadi...
Just like his invitation, I added a blue Magen David, or Star of David, to two corners of the cover, to incorporate a Jewish element. The album was after all being created to commemorate a Jewish ceremony.
The inside pages of this guest book were a little different to the book available in my Etsy shop (though of course there is plenty of room to fill that book with photos too). I featured Gadi's invitation on the opening page, and embellished it with some little paper books and pencils. Then I filled the rest of the pages with photographs of my son, from his baby days up till today. Our guests seemed to enjoy the photos and my son is thrilled with the funny and thoughtful messages they left him. His book will always be a lovely reminder of his Bar Mitzvah and the people who made it so special for him.


handmade by amalia said...

Lovely graphics, Lisa. I'm so glad you found me!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wonderful idea. I love that the album is filled with photos!