Summer Pen Pal…

Jun 24, 2009

Do you have one? I do and it is my 5 year old, no excuse me my almost 6 year old sweet lit­tle niece Made­lyn.

While I was down for my sweet niece Aman­da’s High School Grad­u­a­tion (yes, lots of girls in the fam­i­ly… 5 to 1 poor Brit­tain) Made­lyn and I decid­ed we would be sum­mer pen pals. So each week we send each oth­er a hand­made card.

At first I kin­da freaked because I feel like I have to make over the top cards com­plete with machine stitch­ing, ink­ing, glit­ter and all the oth­er things I think I have to do but then I came to my sens­es and real­ized all Made­lyn real­ly wants is mail… noth­ing over the top. Just a card from me to her. So here is the sec­ond card I made her. I punched out but­ter­flies from an old Char­lie Brown Kid’s Dic­tio­nary and added a Roller Rink Thick­ers let­ter “A”. Super sim­ple and I know she will be thrilled.

My Summer Pen Pal

I am going to add one let­ter from her name on the front of each card. Then when she puts all her cards togeth­er they will spell her com­plete name. I am won­der­ing how long it is going to take her to fig­ure out that I am spelling her name. I bet not long and most like­ly right when she receives this card.

On the inside of this card I asked her if she could find 7 Sum­mer words on the But­ter­flies… Pool, Vaca­tion, Sun, Hot, Beach, Swim­ming, Suit. I thought she might enjoy a lit­tle game along with my ram­bling.

I hope she does­n’t won­der why “War” is on her card… the “m” got cut off of the word warm. Ooops!

So if you don’t have a Sum­mer Pen Pal… find one. It’s fun and don’t stress… remem­ber, all they want is mail!

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