The Mom Binder

FREE Printable Mother’s Day Gift

{The PERFECT Way to Organize Your Children’s Artwork and Love Letters!}

We are SO excited to share today’s post with you in honor of Mother’s Day. If you’re a dad, we have the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift that your wife is going to loooooove! {And you’re in luck, because our free printables make it super quick and easy to pull off too.} And if you’re a mom, well, go ahead and forward this post to your husband stat. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with helping the man out with a little “hint, hint” for Mother’s Day. {OR if you just can’t wait, go ahead and treat yourself to your own early Mother’s Day gift. We won’t tell. You deserve it.}

The Mom Binder

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A couple years ago, my sweet husband and kiddos gave me the BEST Mother’s Day gift EVER! It’s seriously my favorite Mother’s Day gift that I’ve ever received. {And that’s saying a lot because I really do love me some chocolate and flowers too.} That year, they gave me my very own Mom Binder. What’s a “Mom Binder?” Well, to put it quite simply, it’s a binder (we recommend a 2-inch or 3-inch binder so you have plenty of room) filled with plastic sheet protectors where I can store all of the precious love notes, cards, pictures, and artwork that my kiddos give me. When they gave it to me that Mother’s Day, it already had one card and one picture from each of my kids. Plus, they had colored and decorated a binder cover and spine label.
Before The Mom Binder, all of the cute pictures my kids drew and gave me hung on the fridge or were folded into my journal – until I had too many and had to throw a lot of them away. Not anymore! Now I just add them to my Mom Binder. {I like to write the date and my child’s name at the top of each picture or love note I receive before adding it to my binder.}  It’s seriously become a treasured keepsake and we all like to look through it from time to time as they get older to see how their artwork has changed.

As we were thinking and talking about a fun Mother’s Day gift idea that we could share with all of you, The Mom Binder seemed like the perfect fit. So we commissioned our darling designer Cassia over at Cassia Leigh Designs to create some FREE Mom Binder printables to make it super easy for you to put together. And I have to say, they are gorgeous!

The Mom Binder, a Perfect Mother's Day Gift

We were swooning over them as soon as we saw them. {By the way, if you like these printables, you’ll love her darling floral polka dot invitation.} Our Diva Chrissy, who is also the fabulous photographer behind Christine Naomi Photography, snapped some photos to show them off. Take a look…

BINDER COVER

The Mom Binder, Binder Cover

BINDER SPINE

The Mom Binder, Binder Spine

INSIDE COVER

The Mom Binder, Inside Cover

PHOTO PAGE

The Mom Binder, Photo Page

BINDER BACK

The Mom Binder, Back Cover

Aren’t they beautiful? And all you have to do is print the pages out, add a picture of your children, and write in their names – then, stick them in a binder. After that, it’s just a matter of gathering up those masterpieces from your little artists.

Ready to Get Started?!

About the Author: Becca

Besides my hilariously witty husband, I love a good book, sappy songs, old black-and-white movies, cute crafts, and all things chocolate. I have four (seriously adorable) little kiddos at home and they definitely keep life at home FUN!

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14 Responses to The Mom Binder

  1. I love this idea!!! But I also think it would be great for grandmothers! Any way you could have a free download that says Grandma instead???

  2. my mom was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. she is hanging tough and fighting thru this. I’m just made her a binder and going to take it to her today so she can put all her beautiful cards, notes and pics of her grandbabies so she can look thru it daily and see how much she is loved. thank you. :’ (

    1. Oh my goodness Lizzi, I’m so sorry! What a sweet idea to show her extra love. I hope it helps remind her how much she is loved. Sending our prayers and hugs!! XOXO

  3. I printed all the sheets for the Binder..however
    the strip that goes on the end of the binder
    is not sized to fit a 1″ binder. Had to size it 5 times. It’s really difficult to get the right size and slip in the binder’s edge. Could you size it to fit
    properly so it doesn’t take so much time to fix?

    1. Thanks for the feedback Debra! I just checked and it’s sized to fit a 2-inch or 3-inch binder so there’s plenty of room for children’s pictures over the years. I’ll update the post so it’s more clear. 🙂