We all strive to give our child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah a personal touch. From the theme to the invitations to the décor to the favors, we want the event to reflect our child and his/her personality. We also want to have keepsakes from the event.
We recently met a woman who helps families achieve these goals through her handcrafted personalized sign-in books. Susan Cohen of ARTC GIFTS creates unique, custom mosaic memory sign-in books, which can be used at Mitzvahs, weddings, sweet sixteen parties, retirement parties, and any other celebration. For Mitzvah sign-in books, Cohen starts with a silk guest book and adds the child’s invitation. Around the invitation, she uses cut pieces of tile and China to create a mosaic. Every design is one-of-a-kind. We know from personal experience that creating a mosaic is a great amount of work and the end result is always breath-taking. Cohen’s creations are gorgeous and practical – they can be displayed in your home (rather than your garage like some large, foam core sign-in posters do) after the Mitzvah. And with pages that can be added, your child can add photos to the book so that it serves very much like a scrapbook as well as a sign-in book.
Cohen says she started creating mosaic sign-in books and other projects after she searched high and low for a special mirror for her daughter’s room. When she was unable to find what she had in mind, she decided to put her experience as an artist to work and create it herself. She used vintage pieces of China and tile and created a unique mirror. ARTC GIFTS was born.
Thank you, Susan, for sharing your story with us. We hope people will check out your creations. We also hope that your story might inspire others to tap into their creative sides to find ways to give their parties a personal touch.