It’s innate in my personality; I was born this way. For decades, I have been trying to ease the burdens my friends and family possess by sharing my time, my advice, and sometimes taking on their heavy lifting. I love creating unexpected surprises and smiles. Day after day, I continue to see this trait of mine bestowed in my kids; what a sweet sentiment.
When my daughter turned 9, we had a storybook-themed birthday party where the invitees dressed as their favorite book character (think Pinkalicious & Junie B. Jones). We housed the party at our local library and set up a station to create personalized bookmarks for library patrons! It was so thrilling watching these young girls interact with other book lovers and celebrate reading together. It was also magical watching the smiles of the patrons as they received their bookmark.
In this uncertain and trying time, we decided to bring back this activity once again. Yesterday, we were busy creating personalized bookmarks for our loved ones. We created a list of our special people and created a work station filled with stickers, markers, stamps, and gel pens. Tomorrow, we will send these unexpected gifts through the mail and hopefully deliver smiles midweek!
In case you’re interested…here’s a link to the bookmarks we use.