When I was in fourth grade, our class was assigned Japanese pen pals. We all wrote letters talking about our lives as nine year olds in America and sent them off across the ocean. Some of the girls in my class got responses back. I was not one of them, much to my disappointment. Even back then, I liked the idea of reaching out to a total stranger to say hello. I have also always enjoyed receiving mail. Two important qualities for his card exchange.
There is something about opening an envelope that doesn't contain a bill that makes birthdays a little bit special (are ya with me?). I joined the Love and Envelopes Birthday Girl Club two years ago, and it has been a fun experience. Every month, I get to "meet" a new blogger by sending her a birthday card. In return, bloggers send you cards on your birthday. I have been giddy about going to the mailbox all week. If you are interested in joining the next cycle, please contact April over here.
When my birthday rolled around this year, I got some lovely (and often funny) cards. I would like to extend a thank you to the following bloggers for their sweet notes:
Dana from A Look Into The Krohs Nest
Niki from My Life, My Way
Melayne from Wearing Pearls In Kindergarten
Michelle from Leaving The Bad Miles Behind Me
Pamela from Troop Petrie
Becky at GrandmaBeckyL
Have I convinced you to join? Are you already a member? It really is a fun time!