As I mentioned in my last post, it’s July already?! I don’t know about you but this seems crazy to me! I feel like I was just celebrating the end of winter and now summer is well on its way to being over. With this realization a week ago, I also realized I needed to get out my spring (now summer) letters out to the kids! I was trying to hold out until I got letters from them again but I didn’t want to wait any longer.
Since I try to keep most of the letters similar, I went with an overall spring/bird theme. I had originally considered more bird items with some information about a Cardinals’ nest I found in my backyard but the Cardinal family laid eggs, hatched and were gone before I got a chance to even see the babies… they weren’t messing around! I decided to keep with the bird/flower theme though. The photos above are what I sent to each of the kids. Here’s some additional information.
Ingrid (and her mother Maria) : Flower and bird postcards*, foam stickers, butterfly stickers, bird and flower coloring cut outs, a personalized letter in reply to their most recent letter.
Veasna : I included the same items as Ingrid’s letter but with different photos of flowers and birds. She also had a letter in reply to her most recent letter.
Ann Grace : Like the two previous girls, I went with the same items and a reply to this letter.
Beth : Not only did Beth get similar items like the other girls, she also got a little more. She mentioned in her last letter about her father fishing and asked if I like fish. I’m a vegetarian but I decided to do a spin off of her question anyways (and avoid the whole vegetarian question for the time being). I use to go fishing with my parents and Grama when I was little so I went digging into my old photos and found a photo just for her.
Chris : This little guy’s birthday is coming up in August so this would be the last time I could send a letter in time for his big day! I included similar items that the girls got : flower and bird photos, bird stickers, smiley stickers and a bird to color. I also included a paper crown with the number 6 on it and a few balloons as well. At this point I still had not heard from him so I went with a general letter. (I also forgot he has a twin which I feel horrible about now! I would have sent two items! Definitely keeping a reminder for this next year!!)
Mike : Last, but not least, I had my letter to my other little guy. I included the basic items for him as well with my first reply to his father, Deo.
Well, there you have it! My spring into summer letters for the kids this year! It’s always so nerve wrecking to send the letters and hope they get there safe and the kids enjoy them!
* I found boxes of old postcards at a rummage sale earlier this spring and stocked up! I got a ton of birds and flowers for these letters but a great selection of other animals for future letters as well!