Ajja, that's what we fondly call our grandpa. Everyone's favourite, grandchildren and great grandchildren alike. With his loving smile and gentle ways, he is such a calming presence for our large extended family. I have spent so many memorable summer vacations at my grandparents' place in Mangalore and whenever I think of my grandpa, I remember the little orange candies that would mysteriously appear in his hands if we closed our eyes (!), the yummy sweets he used to bring back home for all of us, the stories he used to tell as we drifted into a blissful sleep at night and the medicines he used to give us with his magical touch that would just scare the coughs and sneezes away! I love you Ajja, we all do!
I made this card for his birthday this month.
The sparkly silver and gold flowers don't photograph well...but the card turned out quite well overall.