Reviewed by Deborah Banasko
My mum is extremely tricky to buy for as she has everything, so come Mother’s Day or birthdays I always struggle. So, it’s always nice when a new suggestion comes your way, especially one that (in future) can be used on various members of the family and friends… I’m thinking birthdays and Father’s Day for this one.
To be honest when I was asked to review a framed poem for Mother’s Day I expected it to be the usual type of generic rhyme you can see in a card shop. However, when Kat, the owner of More Than Words, got in touch she was really helpful in guiding me to create a unique poem that would mean the world to my mum. I wanted something a little bit sentimental, but some humour and private jokes as well. Kat encouraged me to tell her memories about my childhood, my mums hobbies, things she’s achieved and where she is now in her life.
She managed to turn around the first draft of the poem in two days, and she let me check that I was happy with it via email. There was an extra piece of information that I wished to be included, so she arranged that for me promptly and within two working days of agreeing the final draft, I had it delivered. A first-class service!
I could not believe the amount of detail she managed to capture; I’ve had it a couple of days now and still smile each time that I read it as it sums up my mum beautifully. Mum’s love a bit of effort in a present and, my mum, loves to hear me tell her how I felt she did a good job raising me and that I have happy memories of my childhood. This present is just ideal, and I cannot wait to give it to her.
The frame itself is lovely, with a double mount in cream. The paper which the poem is printed on appears high quality, and the choice of font is really effective. You have a choice of frame colours, I opted for a wood effect, but you will be given the options.
The cost of the personal service from Kat, the unique poem and choice of frame is £28. I think this price point is perfect for family gifts, and it is one of those stand out presents that people remember and scores you lots of brownie points!
Kat is a wonderful person to deal with; she’s obviously done this a lot so can really give you ideas about what information to provide her with. Her Facebook page has some examples to guide you, but to be honest I just listed lots of things about my mum in no particular order and Kat managed to make sense of it all and create a truly wonderful poem.
A real hands-on prompt service, and clearly customer satisfaction is a priority to her.
I love supporting new independent businesses that create unique, quality products. I cannot recommend this lovely lady and her talents enough. Without doubt 5 stars out of 5.
For more information or to buy visit www.facebook.com/more0than0words.