My sister celebrated her 40th birthday this past week (Happy (belated) Birthday Sis!). I wasn’t able to go home to celebrate with her, but wanted her to know that I was thinking of her and wanted to do something special for her from afar.
Thanks to Pinterest, I came across a birthday idea that someone had done for their Dad’s 70th birthday. I figured it was perfect to do for my sister’s 40th birthday, so I put the plan in action. I contacted two of my sisters closest friends and they came up with 40 of my sisters friends and their addresses for me (taking a HUGE piece of the puzzle off of my plate). All I needed to do was create the mailing and postcards and get them sent out (easy enough).
I copied (almost to a “T”) the colors and designs this girl had used (each postcard had the numbers 1 through 40 on them in different colors). I found an idea for address labels on Etsy and created my own. I then found discount envelopes on Paper Source. I love this website and their products are top notch quality. I came across the discount envelopes page and found the prices of these envelopes to be super cheap. When I got the envelopes, I honestly couldn’t tell you what was wrong with them. They were in perfect condition. They only have certain colors and sizes available (whatever they have that they feel isn’t perfect enough to sell at full price), so I had to go with what was available and fell in love with the “pool” color.
Here is the end result:
My sister LOVED this gift and enjoyed getting postcards that had wonderful things wrote about her. Something she can read on days she may feel down to lift her spirits.
Some other fun things I got my sister were Cake Pop Truffles from JensCakePops on Etsy. I was able to choose 3 flavors, so chose Red Velvet Cake, Coffee Cake, and Reese’s Pieces. They were packaged nicely, gave instructions on how long they would last and how to store them if you weren’t ready to eat them all in one day (like I would have). My sister said they were really good too. I will certainly buy from her again. What a fun gift to send to someone.
And the last fun little thing I got for my sister was a miniature birthday card from Leafcutter Designs. This was so worth the money (reasonably priced too). I chose the birthday cupcake card and wrote my sentiment. These miniature cards are actually hand written (see video below…so cool). It’s put in a coin collector holder to keep it nice and clean and mailed to the recipient with a magnifying glass. My sister’s kids had fun taking turns reading the card. There are other fun things to send from this site too.