I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that I am totally a ‘small gifts’ type of girl. It’s not that I don’t like big gifts, I do. However, I get just about as excited about getting a big present (like new skis) as I do about getting my favorite mint lip gloss from Bath and Bodyworks. Hence my love for stockings- and the whole PILE of little gifts within.
With this in mind, for my 30th birthday last week, my sweet sisters and husband put together the most fabulous Birthday Month EVER (yep, you read right, birthday month).
They coordinated 30 people to each cover one day of the month leading up to my birthday and called it “30 Days of Love.” Starting a month before my birthday, every day I got a little gift and a note from one of my friends or family members (even my brother and brother-in-laws each had a day- it was so sweet to see what they picked out for me!). They also sent me the little note above so I’d understand why I was getting notes and presents every day. Genius, right?
I have to tell y’all, not only do I feel so loved, I scored some awesome loot as well, all in the ‘small gifts’ category… There was fabric and a stack of patterns and jewelry and the coolest handmade apron and crafting/baking supplies and slippers and makeup and etsy buys and a ruffled scarf and a whole pile of gifts cards for places I LOVE. What could be better? I took pictures of just some of the goodness to share with y’all- so fun, right? So far, I am loving this new decade of life!
ps- If you have any ‘small gifts’ people in your life, I would highly recommend stealing this idea! I loved it so much that I think I’m going to try to make it a ‘turning 30′ family-tradition.
ppss- Pretty sure that little family picture at the top doesn’t have anything to do with my birthday. But Jordi took pictures of us over Thanksgiving and I love them. She always makes me look cuter than I really am. I like that about her pictures.