Has someone special to you ever given you a gift they worked on for a really long time? If you are one of those lucky people, that gift is probably one of your most sentimental treasures. Or, do you cherish a letter or card from a loved one that has passed? I actually saved 2 notes my father wrote me. He passed 21 years ago, and I still have them in a frame. I’m so thankful I kept them, and till this day, I still keep little notes I get from my close friends and family.
Pretty AWESOME, huh?
Yearly Birthday Letter
I often find myself taking time out of my day to really cherish some of the moments I have with my daughter. I want her to know, at least one day, just how much I love her and how much happiness she brings to my life. It was this yearning as well as the lesson I learned from keeping notes from my daddy that gave me the idea to write her a letter every year on her birthday.
Every year on her birthday, my husband and I sit down and write her a letter reflecting on how much she grew, how proud we are of her, and all the happiness she brought into our lives. We keep them private from each other and seal them in an envelope to eventually give to her one day when she is all grown up. We hope these will give her even the smallest idea of how much joy and happiness she gave us.
Tip- Also enclose a copy of the birthday invitation you sent out. Your child will love seeing this later in life!
What To Include In Your Letter
My husband writes her a letter straight from the heart. Mine, on the other hand, is quite lengthy, but that’s because I include lots of things that happened over the past year. Here are some of the things I include.
-Who her friends are
-Big events from the year
-Anything I don’t want to be misconceived in the future
-Words she’s saying
-Her favorite things
-Parts of her daily routine
-And, I always include a heartfelt letter.
We place both letters in an envelope (along with the invitation), and keep them in a safe place. I also write the date on the outside, along with how old she is! I’m so excited for her to get these one day!
FIRE UP for my daddy inspiring me by leaving me letters! SHOUT OUT to my husband for turning something so sentimental into something I could wear as I walk down the aisle!