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Friday Night Photo: The Best Birthday Present Ever!

Birthday PostcardsJust one photo this week, but a heartwarming story to go with it. If you follow me on Twitter, or if you saw the comments on my birthday post of Sixty Things I’ve Learned in Sixty Years, then you heard about this. Yes, it was my sixtieth birthday, and my sister Valerie and her incredibly cute kids surprised me with sixty postcards in the mail telling “Sixty Things We Love About Aunt Kalyn.”

I figured a surprise this good deserves some official recognition on the blog, so above are the postcards which must have taken hours and hours to write. Thanks Val and kids; I loved the postcards! Hopefully these kids will be staying at my house for a day or two over the Christmas holidays, and we’ll have some fun times.

I am grateful to have such a wonderful family. On my fiftieth birthday my sister Laurel organized everyone and they sent me 50 roses, also a pretty great birthday surprise!

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    27 Comments on “Friday Night Photo: The Best Birthday Present Ever!”

  1. What an amazing and beautiful gift! Happy belated Birthday to you, Kalyn!

  2. What an absolutely great present! Happy belated birthday.

  3. What a fabulous present, Kalyn! It must have been wonderful to have so much real mail arrive in your mailbox! (Since the advent of email, our mailbox usually consists of flyers and bills.)


  4. Kalyn, that is wonderful present 🙂
    I can imagine how surprised your postman was, he he…
    Once again happy belated Birthday Kalyn!
    Have a wonderful day, Margot

  5. Melissa, Val, Kim, glad you liked it and do copy the idea if you have a person it would make happy.

    Katrina, I was crying my eyes out the whole time I read the cards!

  6. Brings such joy to my heart to see those cards – you must’ve been over the moon when you got them! Happy belated birthday, Kalyn!

  7. So glad you posted a photo of them, what a neat idea!