Spoiler alert. Those of you who participated in the celebration of Macho's 4th year, or sent a gift... You may wanna just stop reading now. Your thank you notes are promptly posted - but they'll look an awful lot like the ones I'm about to show below... so if you wanna be surprised...
JUST STOP NOW, K?
You couldn't help yourself could you?
I know I couldn't.
Yesterday was an "at home with mom" day for the kids and getting Macho's birthday thank you notes checked off the list was a high priority. I'm BIG on thank you notes - getting and giving them.
In this culture of instantaneous communication - we email, text, etc. to get our point across... so sitting down and taking the time to write/create a nice personal thank you note - says "hey, I really give a hoot about you and what you did" or "i'm suuuuuper grateful."
My point is - THANK YOU notes go a loooong way with me.
Stepping off soapbox.... now.
I wanted Macho to do something personal... but he's 4.... hmmmm. Hardly Hemminway at this point.
So I thought about my handy dandy little Instax Mini Polaroid Camera.
You can read all about that HERE.
Anyway - it had been quite awhile since I dusted off this fun little toy and I thought this would be just the project to do it.
Here's how it all went down...
1 - I had my list ready of all of the things Macho had received for his b-day and from whom.
2 -I snapped instax pix of him playing with each of the items. And let them "develop" a couple of minutes.
3 - I gathered some textured cardstock, a few select stamps (which Macho helped choose), permanent ink pad, a spool of ribbon, some glue dots, a sharpie pen and a stapler.
4 - I began stamping the little pirate guy (Stampin' Up! stamp from a few years ago) onto the cardstock... and Macho began to sign the bottoms of the photos.
5 - Macho then glued the photos to the pages and stamped the second "Thank You" stamp underneath my pirate kid.
6 - Finally - after I'd lost Macho's flea-sized attention entirely - I cut some small strips of ribbon and attached them with a stapler to the cards.
Personalized - signed - easy - and something we could did TOGETHER on our day at home.
Check that box, y'all.