Genius! For her dad’s big 6-0 birthday Holly wanted to do something special. She came up with an idea to create a blast from the past type of gift that would be very memorable and oh she delivered.
About a month before her dad’s birthday she sent out an email to tons of family members, her dad’s friends, colleagues and anyone she could find, asking to write a little memory of her dad on a piece of paper and send it back to her. The response was totally overwhelming and as Holly said herself she was totally flabbergasted how many people wanted to share the love. There were old high school buddies, an ex-girlfriend, tons of friends from 60s and 70s, his sister, family members and even his first boss who found out about the project by accident. On the day of his birthday after cutting the cake and all the wishes she handed him 60 envelopes full of priceless memories. And as expected, they spent the rest of the afternoon going through all the 60 letters, laughing, sharing a few tears and feeling totally and utterly loved.
What a sweet idea and what a fantastic way to spend a birthday, don't you think? Since I got teary just looking at the photos, can you imagine how he must have felt reading those letters? Special! xo
P.S: Six decades of love:)
P.P.S: A sassy GIVEAWAY Wednesday is coming up!
(Photos by Holly Burns)