Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birthday Card

Today, I received a card in the mail from my Grandma Mary and Grandpa Eddie for my birthday.

Something I love about my grandma is that she always send me a birthday card each year. It's so sweet. She never forgets. The card is always made by hand, which makes it incredibly special. Tiny imperfections are always present in the card, such as the type or line, but the imperfections are what make each card unique and more real.

I love her taking the time to put her feelings into a card just for me. The art of letter writing and sending cards is practically lost now. It seems that the older generations are the only ones who continue that tradition. Guess our days of e-mail and the internet have contributed to that. I, for one, am an advocate for the older and "antiquated" way of doing things. There's nothing more special and exciting than receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. I love it.

Anyway, coming back from the grandma also included a little slip within the card that contained $5 and a note that simply says, "Buy you something pretty from me". I can just hear her voice saying those exact words. So simple, so sweet, so loving.

Now all I have to do is to figure out what to buy with this gift. A necklace? A shirt? Earrings?

Whatever I decide, I'm going to take a picture of it and send it, in old-fashioned style, with a handwritten letter attached. Perfect way of expressing my gratitude for the wonderful grandparents I have (and the only ones I've ever known). They have been the absolute best and have loved me every second of my life. There's no doubt about that. What a blessing it is to have those who love and care about you.
And to KNOW it.

1 comment:

  1. I love birthday cards! I think that is such a sweet thing for you to have that from your Grandma.

    It was great to see you this weekend. We definitely should go on a double or something soon!