Dear Sweet Child Letter Box

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Today is my daughter’s 4th birthday.  I don’t know if this is normal, but every year on her birthday I get very emotional and sentimental!  The day she was born was a day that changed my entire life.  And, one of the three best days of my life.  I never knew such a love existed before I had kids.   Or, such joy.

I am starting a tradition today that a family member shared with me.  When she told me about it a few months back, it made me get teary-eyed because it is so sentimental and special!  

It is called “Dear Sweet Child Letter Box” by a company called Once Upon a Family. Most places sold it for around $58.  I Googled it and ended up buying it on this site because orders over $50 get free shipping.

I just received it yesterday.  It is a pretty box with 21 ivory booklets inside.  On the night of your child’s birthday, you are to write them a letter about the past year.  Funny memories, special things they did, your feelings about them and what they mean to you.  On the outside there is a space for a photo.  I plan to put a photo in of my girls on the day of their birthday each year.

Then, when they are turning 21 years old (gulp), you have this as a surprise gift to give to them, and they will have 21 years of memories to cherish.   It makes me cry now as I type this because I think it is the most beautiful tradition.  And I get to start with my first one tonight!

Of course, you don’t need this box to do this, you can always write your own letters each year and include them in your own box.  I just loved the pretty ivory booklet and the space for their photo. 

So, that is my fun idea to pass on.   Now I have to get ready for our little celebration!  Happy weekend everyone!   See you back on Monday!

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