As Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral approaches, many people from all over the country are heading to London to pay their respects and lay flowers for Her Majesty.
But one mom had a brilliant idea that she could make and keep as a memory Queen.
Not only is this a simple idea, but it’s something anyone can do and will be a great thing to keep and look back on years from now.
Coins, banknotes and stamps are to undergo major changes following the Queen’s death.
All currencies and the vast majority of stamps from the last 70 years were represented Queen Elizabeth II.
But the existing designs will be discontinued and replaced by a new design representing King Charles.
It will not happen immediately, and it is not yet known what image Prince Charles will choose.
But to remember the Queen, Michelle collected change, banknotes and stamps and created a wonderful keepsake.
She said, “Saw it and had to do it to remember our queen.”
In the mom’s TikTok video, we see her creating her keepsake.
Michelle takes a sheet of plain white A4 paper and sticks £1, £2, £5, £10, £50 and £2 on it.
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She also sticks a £5 note and two first class stamps.
The mum-of-four then places her keepsake in a lovely frame to keep it safe, making it perfect for display.
Michelle’s memorable video clearly struck a chord with many as it quickly racked up a whopping 836,8k views in just 11 hours.
It has 37.3 thousand likes, 818 comments and 2073 shares.
However, comments on Michelle’s video were mixed – while some thought it was a great idea and a great keepsake, others poked fun at the situation and the cost of living crisis, joking that Michelle would rather spend her money than keep it.
One man said, “Bless. It’s wonderful. She would like it.”
Another added: “What a great idea. Brilliantly done.”
A third commented: “What a wonderful thing.”
However, one person joked: “Looks like my savings.”
Meanwhile, another said: “In a few years you’ll be breaking that glass to buy a Freddo.”
One even stated, “I’m too skinny to do that.”
Another even said: “What a waste of £8”, to which Michelle clapped back: “Not me”.
Michelle replied: “A few negative comments here. People will go out and spend more than that on memorial items, it was a little thing I did for my kids.”