Saturday, March 23, 2013

Letters of Love

Happy Saturday to you all! It's quite glorious outside, minus the cold chill in the air.

I've always been one to LOVE mail. Absolutely LOVE getting anything in the mail that has my name on it. Well, besides bills of course! Even emails make my heart happy! I enjoy buying cards for other people, writing a book in them, adding stickers and pictures, and sending them off with love. Hall Mark has seriously made bank off of me! When my husband was deployed the last time I sent him about 3 cards each week... all of which he brought back with him and we still have. Precious!

Heart clip art from The Pond; font from Jen Jones @ Hello Literacy
Today I wrote my first letter to my daughter, Lilly. My intent is to write her a letter each year for her birthday, and give her all 18 of them on her 18th birthday. Or perhaps I'll wait until she's 20 or 21. Or maybe even on her birthday when she has a baby of her own. Who knows! Lilly is 18 months old, so I'm a little behind, but I do plan to keep up with it--and keep it a secret! So today I wrote the very first sweet letter, added cute stickers and a picture of the 2 of us, and placed it in a "treasure chest." Letters of love sounded just right, since her name is Lilly Love Lopez. What alliteration, huh?! (Total teacher over here!)

I also decided today that I would write a sweet note to one of my extra special students. This little girl works super hard, gives school her all, asks questions, helps those even when they don't ask, and overall makes my life as a teacher easier. Here's the note I wrote for her. I plan to also give her a super cool pack of twisty crayons since she's quite the artist. And the best part? She's going to say thank you and MEAN it!
Font by Jen Jones @ Hello Literacy; background by Ashley Hughes

Do you do anything special for your students such as this? I'd love to hear about it!
Have a blessed one, people... and get off your computers... enjoy the weekend! :)

1 comment:

  1. That is the sweetest idea ever!! I am adding that to my list of things to do for my own children and students. Maybe I will mail each student a letter over the summer. I know they would love that. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Fourth Grade Flipper