I heard the best idea last week and right when I heard it, I said to the person “I should blog about that”! So, here it is: my customer was looking for a pre-printed paper that she could put in with the invitations she was sending out for a baby shower. The invitation stated to return the enclosed card with a note on it for the baby. Here’s the neat part — each guest was assigned a year and the baby will get one card per year until they are as old as the number of guests invited.
I thought that this would be a splendid idea for a bridal shower or couple’s shower as well — they could open one card on each anniversary and receive a wish, blessing, prayer, poem or funny story from a dear friend. Depending on circumstances, it may be from a friend that they have lost contact with, or a person who has passed away. I just think that is the neatest idea.
Another customer of mine did a similar thing for her mother’s 90th birthday party. They did not want for people to bring gifts, but they knew how much their mother enjoyed receiving cards from friends. So, they provided 4″ x 6″ cards to each guest to write their favorite memory on and put them together in a photo album that was presented to her at the event.