This is the first year Jackson really understands birthdays (ie: cake with candles, balloons and presents). He specifically asked for a Toy Story party with cake and balloons, so I had to deliver. And of course, I can never just do basic. So although the guest list was limited to our bubble (the grandparents and my sister) due to Covid, I couldn’t pass up on making it his best 3rd birthday party ever.
I created a digital invite based on the Toy Story 3 movie poster.
A big thanks to my sister/best auntie ever, for creating another amazing cake.
And what current birthday isn’t complete without a Zoom Celebration?
This was the digital invite I created, sent to a handful of our family and friends.
A big thanks to everyone that sent their birthday wishes and love to Jackson and to those that joined us on Zoom. Jackson is one super loved kid and we are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends.
Do you believe in serendipitous encounters? I sure do!
With the libraries still closed due to Covid-19, lately, I’ve been wanting to buy Jackson new books to add to his library collection. We use to go to the library on a regular, at least once a month, and we would get new books to read along with the book collection he already has. So since March, we’ve been reading the same 10 checked out library books along with the existing book collection he owns, which is A LOT, but if you are familiar with our reading routine (3-4 books, 2 times a day, everyday), you’d see how quickly we’d read through them all, multiple times around.
Late last night while visiting my parents in the San Fernando Valley, I stumbled upon a post a friend shared on Facebook:
“Hi California friends! Our friend’s son is working on his his Eagle scouts project and selling his books to fund his goals. Please consider buying some books.” (With a shared link to Books for Hands Facebook page.)
Buying books to help fund a project goal caught my eye at first, but when I learned more about Matthew’s Eagle project, I was just so amazed and proud of this boy that I have never even met before.
“You can give hope to children with limb differences by buying books. Prosthetic limbs are very costly for families because children quickly outgrow their new limbs. For my Eagle Project, I will use my 3D printer to print hands for children. So that I can give these hands to families free of cost, I will be selling my childhood books, as well as some donated adult books and some magazines, so that your friends and family can enjoy these books just like I did.”
Buy used books to help fund a great cause??? It was a win-win in my book and since I was currently in the area, I took advantage and ordered a bunch of great books last night, which got delivered to my parents doorstep the next day. Thanks so much Matthew! We are so excited to add these books to Jackson’s book collection.
Just to know such thoughtful little beings exist in our world, like Matthew, gives me such great hope for our future. Please visit this page for more info and see how you can help make a difference.
Due to COVID-19 the graduating class of 2020 have not been able to experience the joys and celebration that come with this momentous life achievement.
However, just because you may not be able to walk up that stage in front of family and friends to personally receive your diploma doesn’t mean it’s not happening or that it’s less important. And it definitely should not go unnoticed.
Here’s a recent graduation announcement I worked on that celebrates a high school student’s accomplishment.
The quote on the vellum wrap around is from Michael Jordan:
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
The idea and design behind this announcement was based on including the graduate’s photo, as well as incorporating the school colors.
It’s always a great idea to include corresponding note cards as a way for the graduate to send out handwritten notes.
Customized note cards with the graduate’s name make it that much more special.
If you’re interested in announcing a recent or upcoming graduate, feel free to contact us. If you’re looking for a unique and custom gift idea, consider shopping our personalized note card sets.
Recently there have been a wave of pregnancy announcements that have been surfacing social media and if you can do the math, the current announcements are the results of NOT practicing 6 feet of social distancing in the bedroom. 😂
So I thought it would be fun to design a new simplewear onesie that takes a very serious pandemic situation, that we are currently still experiencing, and give it a bit of a lighthearted twist because I think right now we can all use a bit of a laugh and light in our lives.