Because You’re the Most Beautiful Person in the World
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So you think the post office is outdated? In some respects, snail mail feels stale. But don’t we all love getting a greeting card or package in the mail? Even better if it’s a musical greeting card with a person DIY touch, right?
My sisters and I (5 of us all together) all live in different cities across the country. We talk and video chat over the phone regularly but, as you’d expect, only visit each other a few times a year. And unfortunately, we’re rarely together for birthdays.
Fun and Easy Personal Touch
This year, for her birthday, my boys and I decided to send one of my sisters a little something special with an easy but personal touch. They love cutting up paper and making messes (we’re working on building an affinity for the cleaning up part too, but…). Check out the video!
Use What’s on Hand
I’m always a fan of re-purposing things I already have on hand for our creative projects. We received some Easter and St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards from family that were still hanging out on our counter. Instead of heading to the recycling, which always makes me feel guilty, we decided to re-purpose those greeting cards and make confetti out of them. Lots of colored cardstock was perfect for the project.
Out came the scissors and a hole punch, and the boys and I got to work. We may or may not have made quite a mess. Mess or no mess, I kept the boys engaged for nearly a half hour, and they had a chance to work on some small motor skills with the scissors and hole punch. (What an over-achieving mom I am – ha.)
Facing a pile of punched and “julienned” paper, we tossed the cards in their envelopes and filled them with loads of upcycled, homemade confetti before taping them shut and dropping them in the mail box to make an equally large mess for my sister when she opened them. Hahahahaha. I crack myself up.
The card wasn’t much but my sisters and I don’t really exchange gifts on our birthdays. Not only would it become a big, expensive production with so many of us scattered around the country, but none of us really need much. I think it’s silly to buy expensive gifts for the sake of buying gifts. So a fun musical greeting card with some homemade confetti to add a personal touch proved the perfect way to remind her that we were thinking about her on her birthday.
Hopefully she’ll agree when she’s cleaning up confetti off her counter. 🙂
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Oh yeah. And we picked up one for my Dad too who’s birthday is fast approaching. Two birds… one stone.
I love that they offer a card that plays Linus & Lucy!
Star Wars birthday
My son would love the star wars birthday one.
My kids would love the Star Wars card, or a Frozen singing card.
As soon as I saw the Chicken Dance I knew it was the one. My daughter would love it for her birthday.
I like the chicken dance card
I would choose the Star Wars Long Time Ago Birthday Song Card because I love Star Wars and my entire family is full of nerds who also love Star Wars.
Any Minnie Mouse card for my great grand daughter.
I would choose the Chicken Dance Birthday Song Card because it is funny and I think the recipent would get a good laugh
I want to get the Star Wars one for my son! So fun! Love this confetti idea!
Love this one, hoops&yoyo™ Wonderful Funny Birthday Sound Card
Indiana Jones™ Birthday Song Card
love this http://shop.hallmark.com/cards/greeting-cards/chicken-dance-birthday-song-card-499JNG2222.html
i would choose the Star Wars™ Long Time Ago Birthday Song Card
I love the Mickey Mouse one!
I like the Peanuts® Snoopy Happy Dance Birthday Song Card
Either of the Star Wars cards would make my boys very happy!
Such a cute idea!
hoops&yoyo™ Cake Surprise Funny Birthday Sound Card is the card I would choose.
I like the Star Wars™ Long Time Ago Birthday Song Card
I would choose the Star Wars Strong With the Force Congratulations Song Card. I like it because I have a lot of friends and family that are into Star Wars. Also, this card can be used for high school graduation season which is coming up shortly.
I absolutely love the hoops&yoyo™ Wishing Star Funny Birthday Sound Card!
My favorite is the Felt Owl Birthday Song Card. So cute!
I would love the Peanuts Snoopy Happy Place Birthday Song Card! It’s perfect for my mom’s birthday!
I would pick the hoops&yoyo™ 100 Bucks Funny Birthday Sound Card
hoops&yoyo™ Cake Surprise Funny Birthday Sound Card
Can’t go wrong with Star Wars!
What a great idea for the confetti. I am going to have to remember that! I would choose: hoops&yoyo™ Aging Pain Funny Birthday Sound Card
The Amazing Guy Superman Funny Birthday Song Card is my favorite.
I would choose disco inferno, I love that!
I entered previously but had to change my social media accounts to the following Twitter @traciemich05 and Pinterest Tracie Michelle Cooper! My favorite card is Who Let the Dogs Out!
i like the felt owl birthday card one, it is so cute
I like the hoops&yoyo™ Cake Surprise Funny Birthday Sound Card.
I’d choose the Indiana Jones Birthday Song Card for my husband. 🙂