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The Birthday Book

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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With my husband's birthday approaching (this past Sept 1) and being very short on money, I came up with a clever idea. Instead of buying him a card, I decided to write out a nice letter telling him what was in my heart. I put it in a binder in a sheet protector.

I plan to add to it regularly with birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and every day "I love you" notes, etc. Through the year(s), he can re-read all the notes of our life together. It will always be there with lots of reminders of how loved he is.

The bonus is the binder had pockets in it, so I can save cards from people who choose to give him cards. I am also going to give the kids and other family members the option of adding to it. It is more personal than any card ever could be, and it cost next to nothing. He loves it!


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artsygirl2010
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 1:44 PM

great idea!

Kimberly954
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM

great idea!

sara_7106
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
Awesome idea!
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_Tam_
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 2:03 PM

This is such a neat idea!  I have an old shoe box from high school that I use for all of my notes from friends.  I have another box filled with my old birthday cards, starting from my first birthday in 1982.  I'm trying to do the same thing for my daughter so that when she's older and people don't do actual cards anymore, she can look back at all the love people showed her.

SevysMomma
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I plan on doing something similar for my son. He is only 2 so it's not too late to start but I am putting together a huge scrapbook/card to add things to every year, letters, poems and pictures - notes, cards, etc.

mommythree0508
by Corinne on Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:46 PM

 great idea:)

ethans_momma06
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Cute!

DixieFlower
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 7:26 PM

That sounds very neat.

Dodie702
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 7:29 PM
Very cool idea!
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amy7243
by on Oct. 11, 2011 at 7:36 PM
Awesome idea!
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