Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dear Sweet Child

I have always been involved with direct sells. 
I worked with a rubber stamp company for years. 
I loved the home parties.
 I loved showing new techniques. 
Love seeing the look on someone's face after they created something really cool. 
It was years of fun. 
And out of that company I created
wonderful friendships and was inspired by many. 

Then right around my first being born I heard about a new company getting ready 
to launch. And I knew right away I wanted to be a part of it. 
Mainly because of this box.

Not only did I love the look of it, I absolutely loved what it was created for. 
Here is what the tag reads that comes with it, 

- Every year, on his or her birthday, write your child or grandchild a letter expressing how much they mean to you and highlight some of the funny and sweet things they did that year. Place it in an ivory booklet (21 included) with some photographs and store them in this beautiful box. Begin to mail each letter 21 days before their 21st birthday, with the last letter and the box arriving on the big day. This will be one of the most treasured gifts they will ever receive.

First of all, how easy is that. Once a year, totally do able. 
Then the idea of mailing it to them, 21 days in a row. Can you even 
imagine the pure joy of sending them and knowing they will have something
in writing for all those years. Pictures, memories, special times, notes... oh my goodness. 
absolutely wonderful. 
And a safe place to store it. So cool!

Even if you don't mail it like suggested. 
What if you saved it. 
Gave it to them on another special day. 
What if you have a son and you gave it to your daughter n law to be someday. 
At her bridal shower. Can  you even stand it! 
Can you imagine having something about your husband in writing from his years 
growing up. Nothing to crazy. Some booklets, with pictures, writings. 

one of her kinder drawings

I even mailed one to her. 
Wrote it, put it in the envelope, sealed it and mailed it. 
I thought it would be fun to see the postage years from now. And honestly
I have no idea what I wrote or what pictures are in there. It will be fun to 
see it someday. 

I also wrote the words to one of my favorite songs to them. The booklets
are so easy to write in. There is just enough room. Wrote the song, added a few 
pictures, perfect! I hope that they read that song over and over (and over).

Its easy. Its fun.
You may write in a journal to your kids. 
You may blog for your kids. 
You may write letters too. 
But whatever you do, how wonderful it is that you do it. 
And if you don't. 
Let this inspire you to. Its never to late. 
Let them know (at any age) how proud you are of them.
How much you love them. 
Grab a few pieces of card stock, staple them together like a book.
Write a few things, add some pictures, and wahla you have done 
something that didn't take a lot of time but took a lot of love. 
And forever it will be there for them.

created this today.
inspired, thought of, created by this gal.
love it!
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Nancy said...

L.O.V.E. it. everything about it.

ragamuffinbeauties said...

The enormity in which you love your daughters is truly breathtaking. The way you love your friends is genuine to the core. Both inspire me in ways I could never explain. Thank you for this gift!

Nancy said...

That necklace is absolutely perfect. Thanks, friend!

Darlene said...

Too cute. Love that idea! And, that neclace is fantastic.

LuLu said...

I want to press rewind and start writting letters... that brought tears to my eyes. Oh wow. I guess it's not to late to start. thanks for sharing this i just think it's sooooo neat! Necklace = love

Heatherly said...

I got chills reading about the box. I think that is such a fabulous idea. I can't even imagine how special it would be to receive those letters at 21. Love it!

Janna said...

That necklace has Nancy written all over it. Love the letter idea for the kids too. I'm going to create my own version starting this year. Any excuse to Mod-podge a box is good enough for me :)

Laura King said...

I must admit it too, I got all teary eyed as well. I love this idea. I have kinda started this, but I like when you are giving it your child, on that big occasion! LOVE IT!!! P.S. that necklace is too cute too!

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

that is the most amazing idea ever! i love it!!! :)