Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Mom's 60th Birthday Present

My mom's 60th birthday was yesterday and one of her presents were letters from her friends and family (I also chipped in to buy her a heated seat massager). Early last month, I wrote up an email and sent it to everyone she knew (family, friends, coworkers) saying that her birthday was coming up and that I would love for people to send in letters saying what they love about her and including a favorite memory they have of her. Slowly but surely the letters and cards started trickling in! 

This idea all started when I saw two blog posts (one from Nothing But Bonfires and one from Inchmark) three years ago and I knew I wanted to do it for my mom's birthday. The only problem was I didn't want to do it for any birthday, I wanted it to be special, a milestone. So I waited three years for her 60th birthday. I guess I'm a very patient person. Haha!

While I didn't get 60 letters like I wanted (I got 40), it's not the number of letters that counts, but the thought behind them and the fact that everyone was so eager and happy to write my mom a letter saying how much they love her. 

As of writing this, I haven't given her the letters yet, but I'm sure she'll love them. Who wouldn't want letters and cards from people saying how much they love you, right? You can see a few of the letters and photographs that people sent in below. 

What do you think of this idea?
What do you do for your parent's birthdays?

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  1. Omg what a cute idea! I bet she loved it. You are such a sweet daughter :)


  2. Awww, this is such a wonderful idea. She is lucky to have such a thoughtful, caring daughter.

  3. Happy birthday to you mom! I remember when you first told me about this idea and how excited you were to do it for her 60th! Thanks for asking me to me a part of it :)

  4. OMG! I love this idea so much--it's so thoughtful. You've inspired me to do this for my mom--I think I might also white for a milestone like her 60th it's coming up in a few years. I have to save this idea so I won't forget. I know any mother would love this. If I got something like this as a gift I think I was cry, hehe.

  5. This is so thoughtful! And I'm glad you waited to make it a bigger impact for her 60th. Happy Birthday to your momma!


  6. That is such a great idea!! Happy Birthday to your Mom!


  7. thats an amazing idea, eager to know what was your mum's reaction number
    40 letterls is a really good number

    Keep in touch

  8. This is such a sweet, fantastic idea!! I may have to tuck it away for my mom's own 60th! :)

  9. Dear Sara, you had a wonderful idea and I think so much love in words is excatly what your Mom deserves. The people who worte her have also a really big heart and know how to love - like you <3 Happy birthday to your Mom and congratulations to her for her daughter!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  10. Fabulous! That is such a nice gift. I love learning new ways to give a thoughtful gift!

    The Closet by Christie

  11. Thank you! She really loved this gift!

  12. Thank you, Rena! That's really sweet! My mom really loved this gift!

  13. You definitely should! My mom loved it and wouldn't stop talking about it! :)

  14. Thank you! Your mom will love it! It's definitely worth the wait!

  15. You're very welcome and thanks for being a part of it! Thanks!!

  16. Oh, this is wonderful!

    I'm sure this meant more to her than anything (not that she doesn't love the massager, I'm sure.) Seems like it gets harder and harder to top gifts, especially for milestone birthdays, but I'm glad you got some great responses. I love the way you compiled them too, maybe she can put them in a scrapbook or something?

    ♥ perfectly Priya


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