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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Letters from. . .

In the process of slowly cleaning clutter, in between gardening and stocking up, I created a way to preserve the letters my 10 year-old daughter writes to me. 

Over the years, she has written me many letters.  I tend to put a note in the kid's lunches when I can, and add a small piece of candy.  In the process of that, she started to write me letters and put them all over the house. 

In the past she'd pop popcorn, and put a "treat" down inside the bowl.  We'd enjoy the popcorn, and she would pretend to be surprised when we got to the "treat" at the bottom.

Each of my kids have a unique personality, and I just could not throw these notes away.

I purchased an inexpensive photo album with the pages that peel back.  I inserted the letters so I can re-read them like a book.

For the cover, I mixed 50/50 of white glue and decoupage, and covered the front with a piece of scrapbooking paper.  I don't scrap book very much, but do journaling and create fun journals.   

Here, I will write "Letters from ...." and will add pocket pages on the inside.  Those pockets will hold the very long letters she has written me, and pictures she has drawn me.


simplicityinthemaking said...

Cute. I use to be that personal, but billions of sheets later the compulsion to de-clutter, I had to save only the best of the collection. In the grand sceme of things, it is MY memories that mean something to me.

Carolyn Renee said...

What a beautiful idea!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I recently watched some videos for 'smash books' and this would be a great way to preserve those tidbits!
I have little notes from my kids, cards and drawings they done for me ...all over my house, 'saved' in the drawers and nooks and crannies!

This is such a good idea! I'm going to copy you and do this. I can't wait to declutter!


ladaisi said...

That's adorable. I can't wait till my kiddo is old enough to write me notes.

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

What a fantastic idea!

Jan @door251

Candy C. said... sweet that she writes you letters and you have found a perfect way to preserve them! :)

Nancy Jo said...

Thats a good idea. I have several things like that from over the years but they are in a big hat box.
Yes I have been sorting and cleaning and packing up stuff for charity. Must be something in the air.
Nancy Jo

nancy said...

That's so wonderful :)