Violet is almost 18 months old, and I was just reflecting about how much she’s grown (emotionally and physically) since her birthday! It’s amazing!
And so I wanted to share a little birthday tradition we started:
the night before her birthday, I wrote her a letter with a list of all the things I love most about her!
Then I wrapped it in a pretty little box, along with a few handmade treasures.
This is something I’d like to do every year.
I just thought… it would be nice for her to have a physical reminder that my love for her is constant and everlasting.
I hope someday she will look through her little box of love notes, whether I’m alive or not, and feel me wrapping her in a hug!
Here’s what’s inside:
- A letter from me, with a long list of things I love about her personality. Even as a baby, it was easy to identify special character traits and strengths that I admire about her!
- Her first birthday crown, hand knit with some of my hand dyed yarn! Here’s a link to the free pattern I used.
- A little ornament I made from pressed violets we gathered together (from our front yard)! Here’s a link to the glass pendant I used.
What are some of your birthday traditions? I’d love to gather more ideas!