Sunday, March 17, 2013

50 Years of Memories

I recently put together a memory gift I for a friend's 50th birthday.  Those milestone birthday's are hard, they sneak up on you and get a little harder to take with each passing milestone.  But that doesn't stop us from celebrating....

The idea for this project came from this blog post that I had to Pinterest some time ago, just waiting for the right occasion.  As with any project, this one turned out slightly different than the original.  Still, it was fun to put together and fun to watch my friend being surprised by all the lovely memories.  

Here's how it came together.

I sent out an email asking friends and family to send in a letter or a memory.  Some people sent in pictures which was great.  I think if I were to do this again, I'd ask for pictures along with a letter.  It would be so great to see some old pictures that had not been seen in years.

I got the air mail envelopes at the post office and put everyone's name on them.  I added the letters as they came in.

All the letters were wrapped with twine and a tag.

I found this box at Winners, it could not have been better for this occasion.

The birthday girl opening up her box of 50 Years of Memories.

Such a fun project and a wonderful way to mark a milestone.

Thanks for dropping by,


Glenda J said...

Brilliant idea! So sweet of you!

Dianne said...

Oh Ivanka, what a special gift just perfect, I would love to receive something like this. Thanks for sharing this great idea, have a great day..

Conniecrafter said...

I can see she was very touched by this, such a great idea, thanks for sharing!