I nearly didn't make this card. It was my youngest son's birthday. He turned 15. It seems that 15 year olds have some quite strong opinions (actually he's had those since he was about 2!) and this 15 year old currently doesn't think much about his mum's work. He's not impressed by it. He's going to do something amazing when he starts working and he's not going to sit and make handmade cards all day. Okay.
So I wondered whether to make a special card for his big day, but Mister Handmade in Israel suggested that I might regret not making one. So I did. Handmade birthday cards, documenting each of my family members' hobbies and interests over the years, are of course part of the birthday traditions in our family. I didn't want to skip a year. But I did write a little note inside the card telling my soon-to-be-a-millionaire son that I love making my papercut art and that I am proud of what I do, even if I a not going to make a million from doing it. I wished him a happy birthday and sent hope that he too will find a profession that he first and foremost loves, even though, yes, the bills do need to be paid as well.
It looks like he's pretty happy with his card anyway!loves dogs. His current favourites are Golden Retrievers, so that's what I put on his card. He has his Xiaomi phone in one hand. Behind him is his laptop computer with one of his favourite Instagram pages, The Daily Woof, open on the screen. I also added some sushi (his favourite!) to the card, his Kindle (in spite of it all, he is still an avid reader), and the badges of his two favourite football teams - Ironi Modi'in F.C. and Hull City A. F. C. A big amber coloured number 15, in the same colour as the Hull City club crest, marks his age.
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