I often think about sending a photo, a funny anecdote, or a hand-drawn card from our girls to their grandparents and great-grandparents.
I just know – with all my heart – that getting something personalized in the mail would mean the world to them.
Despite my good intentions, sending out those cards always seems to end up at the bottom of my to-do list.
As such, I decided that the best way to proceed would be to assemble everything ahead of time so that I can grab a pre-addressed, pre-stamped card and get in the mail…every week.
So today I addressed envelopes. A lot of envelopes.
My 3-year-old and I started by cutting various pieces of colored paper to fit each envelope. Then, we printed out labels that said: “What we’ve been doing this week...” We attached one label to each card. Then, we put one card in each envelope.
While we were doing that, my 7-month-old was doing this (she’s a crawling machine):
The plan is to send one card to each set of grandparents and great-grandparents every week. I’ll probably have my 3-year-old draw a picture on the card. I’ll likely add a bit of commentary about what we’ve been up to. And then I’ll enclose a picture of each girl from that week.
I’m hoping that the weekly greeting will give our daughters’ grandparents and great-grandparents something to look forward to.
Something like this, for example:
Tonight, I’ll put stamps on all of the envelopes – and then we’ll be all set for a month.
I’ll let you know how this experiment goes. It seems easy enough.