Hard to believe, but my mom turned 60 in June. It was a pretty momentous occasion. JD, Maggie, and I all flew down to Louisiana for a quick weekend visit (Maggie’s first flight… we survived!), and my dad and I threw her a big party for close friends to attend.
I just wanted to share a couple of fun added things we had for her birthday. Since I designed the invitations, I could add fun pictures of my mom when she was a little girl and today on them. Then, in turn for party favors, everyone got a blown up face of the pictures from the invite… everyone could be Kim for the day, younger or older! It added a fun touch as well as serving as a great fan to beat the Louisiana heat.
Additionally, I knew that there would be more people than those invited to the party who would want to send my mom birthday wishes. So, I sent out a bunch of self-addressed, stamped, blank postcards to old friends, former students, and family who could not be there. What Mom got back were written stories, funny pictures, and good tidings for her 60th year. It was a fun way for her to enjoy her birthday week, not just day!
Overall, it was a real joy to make my mom’s birthday a little extra special, and I hope she will look back on her 60th and think of it fondly!