Father's Day hasn't always been an easy holiday for me to celebrate growing up. My dad was never in the picture. So today, I give praise to my mom, who not only played the role of a mother, but she also acted as a father to her 3 children.
Even though my dad was never in the picture, there has been one man who has been a constant in my life, my grandpa. He is one of the kindest, wisest men I know. While everyone else was always out there celebrating Father's Day, I always dedicated this day to spending it with my grandpa.
This is a very old photo of my "Papaw" when he was in the service. It's just a copy, I had inked it up a little as I used this photo for a printmaking project in college. I couldn't find the original, or my prints that I made, so this is all I had to post today.
Not only did my papaw act as a husband, father, grandfather, to our family, he also served for our country. I wanted to tie that in with my project for today...
I made a banner using Authentique's "Glory" collection. This line incorporates nostalgia and tradition and is great for projects celebrating not only our patriotic holidays, but a wonderful way to showcase photos of loved ones who served for our country.
Here's a few close ups of my banner...
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Happy Father's Day to all of those Dad's & Grandpa's out there!