Tuesday, 1 March 2011

mar, 1st - words....

day 388:

although we are bombarded by more words than ever these days.....instant email, status updates, tweets, text messages, blogs........it sometimes feels like we're not actually considering the words that we write down anymore......

for me, this is especially true when it comes to writing in birthday cards......i can honestly confess that lately, i've spent more time choosing the card than the words that i put into it....given that i'm usually wrapping the gift in the car and grabbing a card as we fly by Paperchase (not pretty i know.....but reality) it's considered a success if i get to jot down more than 'Dear .....', 'All our love, d, A & Limi' before i hand the present over.

so....i've decided to add two more goals to my ever growing 2011 list (love lists....they make my world go round) ......number 1: try and make more of my cards (for me, there's something lovely about a homemade card) and number 2: take time to consider the words that go inside.

i was inspired by our friend Huey, who followed up these lovely words to Limi when she was born {day 72}........with this message inside her birthday card:



You're first year with us has been action packed and full of adventure. It's been a pleasure and a joy to watch you experience all of this and marvel at your unbridled enthusiasm for everything around you.....Please continue to bring joy and laughter to those around you, it's the best gift you can ever give.



lovely words that are worth keeping for Limi to read one day.

{ps. i made these cards with the leftovers from Limi's birthday decorations - see day 364 and some old stamps that i bought at a market in South Africa ages ago. next stop is this place for some photo postcards}

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to pop in and say how much I am enjoying your blog, the pictures are always so interesting to see :)


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