This year is the first year celebrating Father’s Day without my dad. He passed away on January 7th from Small Cell Lung Cancer. He was 66-years-old.

I’m grateful that we had a chance to capture these happy moments before he was hospitalized. I took these family pictures exactly three weeks before he died. It’s hard to believe he’s even sick in these photos.


In honor of my dad, I decided to get a Photo Locket Necklace for myself and a Photo Coffee Mug for my mom. I’ve gotten a ton of sweet comments about my necklace from people already.

Silver Photo Locket Necklace from Snapfish

I expected the locket to be larger when I first received it, but I think it’s actually the perfect size for a locket necklace. I like how the pendant swings to reveal the hidden photo, instead of having a clasp to close it.

Photo Locket Necklace from Snapfish

Snapfish has regular coffee mugs and tall travel mugs which can be customized with patterns, photos, and other cute embellishments like hearts, special sayings, and phrases.

Photo Coffee Mug

My mom and dad were always morning coffee drinkers. I got this coffee mug for my mom that says, “Enjoy the Little Things” – a daily reminder to enjoy life, even though Dad isn’t here with us anymore.

Custom Photo Coffee Mug

My dad always told my mom that she was stronger than she thought. She’s finally starting to realize that now.

Photo Coffee Mug from Snapfish

This Father’s Day, please remember to honor your father (and grandfathers, too). One day he’ll be gone, and you’ll be wishing you could give him a gift as personal, inspirational, and imaginative as he is.


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