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Birthday Letters

My daughter is turning four in THREE WEEKS.  It might as well be tomorrow, she can hardly contain herself.

In four years, I’ve managed to half-finish a baby book and categorize the roughly thirty books I SHOULD be ordering from Shutterfly in my head.  In other words, I’m not doing a very good job keeping up on the “sentimental” side of parenting.

I have a birthday tradition though for both of my kids that makes me feel slightly less guilty about my lack of a photo book from Halloween 2011.  Right around each of their birthdays I sit down and write them a letter.  I tell them what they are like, funny stories about what they have done, how important they are to our family and how much we love them.  And then I seal it up, write their name on it with the number they are turning next to it, and toss them in the back of the unfinished baby book.

It’s a little time capsule for their future, and I can’t wait for them to call me one day after they’ve finished reading them.


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  1. Michelle {Fun On a Dime} 01/14/2013 at 1:00 pm

    Love this idea! Thanks! I started a tradition (unintentionally, too)…I create a 5 year book for their 5th birthday. (I’m already 3 months behind! lol). Basically, I give 4 pages per year and cram as many picture on a page that remind me of them. Not a lot of them are big, but they hold a lot of memories. My oldest is almost 7 and I find him looking at his book often. He reminds me weekly that I haven’t finished his sister’s book! lol

  2. Jo 01/10/2013 at 8:55 pm

    You’re such a great mommy :-). I love the idea of writing a letter to your child. I’m stealing that idea 😉