Birthday Notes

Today is my birthday and while it's not "the big one" (that's next year), I wanted to do something special.  I was so inspired last year by Robyn's random acts of kindness birthday celebration, but I decided to make it personal. 

I sat down and wrote 39 people.  Some I've known forever (like my Mom) and some not too long at all, some I talk to every day and some may have only been in my life a brief time, but every person has changed the person I am today for the better. 

{amazing custom stationery set by nellie*design}

Honestly, it was so much fun to write these notes.  In doing this writing, I was counting my blessings...counting the people I am blessed to have in my life and thinking about what they "give" me every day.  What a great way to start your birthday...already overwhelmed by all the awesomeness in your life!

I hope they are well-received and I hope my words truly convey how I feel about each person.  It was a little scary to put these in the mailbox, but I'm really glad that I did.

P.S. Be sure to check out the new nellie*design blog.  Nellie is an amazing graphic designer, momma to the uber-cute Finley and an awesome friend!  I'm so excited to see all she has to share...and right now she's sharing 3 super cute free printable Valentine cards!
tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

happy birthday friend!!! i covered you in prayer this morning ... thanking God for bringing you into my life and just praying His biggest blessings over you this year.

{i also threw in a little germ-free request!} ;)

and um, super curious about this mail gig ... how cool!!! and now i'm motivated to get to the bottom of my mail bins! ;)

AEK said...

Happy Birthday Heather! I hope it will be a wonderful year for you!
Great idea about the cards. When I turned 25 or so I wrote a gratitude journal for my mom where I wrote something that I was thankful for that she did for me for each of the 25 years. She loved it as I am sure your friends will love your cards.
Happy Day!

Nellie Design said...

Happy Birthday Heather! What a creative, unique, amazing, wonderful friend you are! I was so excited to be a part of the creative process behind this oh-so-thoughtful b-day stationery! You are one amazing girl to be giving all your friends gifts on YOUR birthday! :)

Leslie said...

Okay, how completely fabulous are you!?? Happy Birthday to my amazing friend, who gave so many people a gift on her own birthday. I totally want to steal your idea for next month when it's my turn! So awesome.

I'm so blessed to have you in my life. I'm still in awe of the fact that God put you & Tracie in my life at exactly the right moment -- the friends I'd been waiting my entire life for!!

Love you so much!!

P.S. I am wearing my 80s legwarmers in your honor today. ;-)

Sandy Ploy said...

This was THE BEST WAY to start my morning. So tempting to not open it yesterday, but I waited and it was so great. Always on the cutting edge of awesome.

southern daze said...

What a wonderful idea! Pretty awesome that you gave so many people a smile on YOUR birthday. That's just one of the reasons I love you!

Super excited for you today as I know you love birthdays as much as I do. I hope your day is filled with your favorite people & things, and I hope you get to eat lots of birthday cake!! I also hope it's filled with healthy people :-)

Huge hugs!

Jackie said...

I am with Sandy 100% Best way to start my day and I needed those words today! You might be THE most thoughtful and creative person I know! We are all so lucky to have you in our lives! Have a happy happy day :)

Michelle Smiles said...

What a neat idea!

Emily said...

Such a cute and sweet idea! And the perfect piece of mail to receive upon returning home.

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