I believe I was in Jr. High when I first discovered that November 11th was a national holiday. Before then November 11th was important for a different reason. It’s my Mom’s birthday. (Hi MOM!!) Which makes it easy to remember but conversely it means I’m in big trouble if I ever forget her birthday. (I haven’t yet)
For her birthday I decided to print a beach picture and have it framed. Sounds easy right? HA! I never do things the easy way. =)
I ordered the print on the 29th of October. I got the print on November 9th. That was slow and frankly I was starting to freak out about the picture being lost in space and time.
Options: I can call Shutterfly and tell them I think they have inebriated fairies doing their print work. I can
demand sweetly request that they print a new picture for free.
Or I can make do with what I have.
Because of time constraints I choose to make do. I sprint to Hobby Lobby with the drunken print and ask them to cut a custom matte to cover up it’s deformities.
Perfect! Now it looks like I planned to have it double matted all along and my Mom really loved it.
My humble thanks to Hobby lobby for cutting those mattes so precisely and so quickly for me. They really saved the day.
P.S. This is my version of a “home-made gift”. What’s yours?