We have two birthdays in the family this week. My middle daughter and my grandson stationed in Afghanistan both have birthdays on August 6th so my younger grandsons and I spent yesterday making cards for them. I got out my entire stash of creative materials and old cards and we spread things out everywhere…nothing was off limits. We each made a card for Alex and a card for Heather, who is also their MOM! We worked in two sessions because they get tired (and bored?!) so there were swimming breaks in between. Their Mom got her cards last night (a little early) and she was very pleased.
I did collage and used a set of stamps for the printing but the boys free-handed it. Jakob used one of my stencils from a book of Celtic Symbols but otherwise they were very brave and chose to draw and color their own designs. They both wrote really sweet, affectionate, cool words for the message on the inside of their cards. Very nice activity and we will send Alex his cards in his next Care Package. Fun day! We have time for a few more before they go back to school on August 18th.