made in britain
can be personalised
A funny and honest family poem print in A4 size with vintage styling.
Our witty and heartfelt family print makes the perfect gift for parents, siblings and friends - whether it's for a birthday, christening, Christmas, Mother's Day, or becoming a new parent. Touchingly, it is also a popular gift for newly adopting families, which makes us very proud!
Written by our award-winning poet Joanna Miller, this 21 line poem captures the fun times, the not so fun times(!) and the unrivalled bond we share with our families.
Whether it's relying, crying or a little white lying, everyone will recognise the experiences described in 'What is a Family?'
For an additional fee, you are welcome to add a short message (max 8 words) at the bottom of the poem.
We would be happy to frame the print for you using our custom-made A4 black frames.
The text reads:
What is a Family?
It’s sharing, comparing, bonding & caring
It’s hugging & squeezing, talking & teasing
It’s praising & knowing, belonging & growing
It’s guiding, providing, trusting, confiding
It’s loving & kissing, nurturing, missing
It’s working & playing, treating & paying
It’s arguing, fighting & often delighting
It’s visiting, hosting & Sunday roasting
It’s relaxing & boring, most reassuring
It’s coaxing & charming, appeasing & calming
It’s waiting, debating, fulfilling, elating
It’s needing & feeding & tactful conceding
It’s driving, conniving, learning & thriving
It’s holding & nursing, worrying, cursing
It’s stressing, confessing & making a messing
It’s loaning & moaning, helping & phoning
It’s bickering, laughing, bedding & bathing
It’s listening, coping, planning & hoping
It’s relying, crying, a little white lying
It’s forgiving & mending, liking, depending
That’s what makes a family!
Copyright Joanna Miller 2013.
The poem is printed onto the highest quality GF Smith brown A4 card (350gsm) using Dura-Bright waterproof ink. Unframed prints are sent out in super-stiff envelopes.
The lightweight wooden frames are black with a slim (1.4cm) matt moulding.
Each frame has a hook for wall hanging. The front is perspex. There is no mount around the print.
Each frame is hand-finished in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild commended framers. The framed product is dispatched in a purpose-made picture box.
The A4 print is H29 x W21cm and when framed measures: H32 x W24 x D1.2cm.