As much as I like birthdays and snail mail, I’ve done a not-so-good job of combining the two. This year, as much as possible, I want to send friends and family cards and a little something tucked inside that will make them feel special. This is especially fun if they live far away so they know you’re celebrating with them.
one – a garland they can hang up during their birthday week to remind them you’re thinking of them. The one pictured is from Target (Spritz brand) for $3 or so. But you can make one too!
two – a $5 gift card to their favorite cupcake, doughnut, macaron, or any sweets shop paired with a candle.
three – for the gamblers at heart – a wish for a lucky year and a scratch ticket. :]
four – a tiny envelope of confetti. Maybe paired with some celebration instructions – like “dance to [insert favorite dance song] and throw confetti” or “toss and make a wish”.
five – the possibilities with these mini Moleskine notebooks are endless. You can fill them with instructions for a scavenger hunt around their city, favorite shared memories, inspiring quotes, a fun birthday quiz with a secret message… Do you guys have any fun ideas? Maybe an idea for a future post. :]
six – balloons! You can write thoughtful messages on them too.
P.S. You’ll have to increase the postage by a bit on some of these.