Katrine commissioned Message Eggs for her mother’s 70th birthday. She loves Scotty Dogs and wanted to remain private, so that’s way the cute little fella features here.
We always love it when people celebrate their parents fully, while they still can! Here’s part of this story. It was a small “Taste of” Message Eggs box.
“Where I grew up in the North East of Scotland in the 1970s, it was highly unusual to have your family spread out across the world so it was a very private experience keeping in touch with loved ones.
“That is probably why I love Facebook because I can now share that feeling with my contemporaries. Telegrams being read out at family weddings in my mother’s home country were very touching and poignant as they were the only contact with some relatives.
“It was my mum’s 70th and I couldn’t make it to the family gathering so I commissioned Message Eggs.
“She was touched that we’d gone to the bother of organising it for her. I think my brother appreciated me writing his message for him as he was stuck for anything to say.
“My sister liked it because it meant she could do something fun with her kids (create a poem.)
“I decided on a Message Eggs experience because of the people behind it and I was gently drawn in, rather than making an impulse purchase.”
“I would compare it to childhood memories of telegrams being read out at a family weddings.”
[Message Eggs are private unless people choose to share aspects of their experience and/or their messages. Sometimes they will not want their own image used and will chose an animal they like instead.]
"I decided on a Message Eggs experience because of the people behind it and I was gently drawn in, rather than making an impulse purchase."