A lovely lady named Katrina recently commissioned a medal to present to her Nana upon her 80th birthday. Her Nana Gladys was a fascinating woman, and so similar to my own, I was honoured Katrina chose me to design her gift.
Gladys Drinkrow grew up in Wellington (New Zealand) during WWII before becoming a farmer and mother in Northland. She had a flourishing garden and was forever making tomato relish, lemon curd and tins full of delicious baking. Katrina is her oldest grandchild, and described Gladys as her ‘second mum’.
I wanted the medal and certificate to reflect Gladys, her love for plants, and her motherly nature. I chose organic greens and blues for the ribbons, while a copper tone daisy mounted on a textured disk was the perfect medallion. I embossed a floral ‘D’ for Drinkrow to add an extra personal touch.
“My Nana loved her medal – brought tears to her eyes (and mine too) when I gave it to her.”
I couldn’t ask for better feedback!