Rainbow Cupcakes
Add some rainbow or shamrock sprinkles for a fun finishing touch.

http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/tast…pcakes-842128/

Shamrock Paper Chain
This is a cute decoration for almost any decor.

http://fourflightsoffancy.blogspot.c…-grown-up.html

Leprechaun Trap
Set this up with your kids and see if you can’t catch a leprechaun. If you can’t find a pot of gold, just use a small dish full of lucky charms!

http://thecraftingchicks.com/2011/02…day-ideas.html

Rainbow Jello
This looks too good to eat!

http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/2…bow-jello.html

Shamrock Tee Shirts
Your little ones won’t get pinched with these adorable shamrock tee shirts!

http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2…rock-chic.html

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Burdick & Lee Gallery!

Mother
A double frame makes a wonderful gift for your mother. On one side, use a picture of you and your mother when you were a little girl and on the other, a picture of you together on your wedding day—hugging, getting ready together or something like that. For an extra-special touch, have the frame engraved to read, “I’ll always be your little girl.”

Father
If you wear a blusher veil, it is traditional to give it to your father after your wedding day, as a memento of that moment in your lives. A shadow box is a cute way to display this gift, along with a portrait of you walking down the aisle or having your father-daughter dance during the reception.

Fiancé
Secretly do a boudoir portrait session in your bridal lingerie and frame your favorite portrait. Hide it for him to find on your wedding morning with a little love note. This will be a wonderful surprise for him to enjoy that day and for many years to come.

Maid of Honor
A framed portrait of you together on your wedding day with a necklace or a gift card to a spa is the perfect thank you to your maid of honor. Have each bride’s maid sign the sole of your shoe before the ceremony for good luck. Whoever’s name is darkest by the end of the day will be married next.

Best Man
An engraved flask, a box of cigars or a nice set of cufflinks are all thoughtful gestures to give to the best man in your wedding. Be sure to get a portrait of all the groomsmen and the groom doing a toast. This makes a wonderful framed gift to give to each, along with a handwritten thank you card.

Flower Girl
An engraved locket is a wonderful gift for your flower girl. Alternately, a charming music box would also be cherished for years to come. Take a picture with your flower girl, and wait until her wedding day to give it to her, along with a heartfelt message about how proud you are to see her grow into a beautiful woman.

Future Children
Save a few bottles of wine from your wedding (depending on how many children you plan to have) and box each one up with a picture of you and your husband on your wedding day, as well as a heartfelt, handwritten message. This makes a wonderful gift many years down the road on your children’s wedding day.

Anniversary
Save the top tier of your wedding cake and freeze it until your one year anniversary. This makes for a wonderfully romantic memento from your wedding day.

For that big 25, use one of those bottles of wine that you set aside for your kids, if you have extras!

For your 50th, go to the place you were married and renew your vows in front of your closest and most dear family and friends. Be sure to save your shoes, veil and dress, wrapping them in linen and storing them in an airtight, watertight place. If you don’t end up renewing your vows in them, a daughter or granddaughter might love to wear it again.

There’s no place like Home for your Holiday family portrait. You pick the setting, you set the tone— casual to formal—we’ll come to your home! Between now and January 14th Burdick & Lee Gallery is offering in-home family portrait sessions for the holidays. Availability is limited, so call to reserve your in-home session today. 847-874-8976

  • January 2, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Greg Fiske - Orange County wedding videographer - That is one beautiful Christmas card. Wish we had done this for our family. Well done.

  • January 25, 2012 - 3:22 am

    Hilywatson - That true as I have many such family portraits when we all gathered at home during holidays.

    And thus I like this too.

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