21 June 2015

midsummer's day



My friend and I share dreams about being on the beach and most years she manages to find me a birthday card of two women splashing, or laughing, or lazing. Favourite cards, the ones where you know someone has really thought about what you like, are always hard to throw away so I have quite a collection now. Normally I stick them into one of those latticed string frames so they gradually disappear behind new cards and post cards as they arrive. Then it struck me that they could be strung along the mantelpiece where I can see them every morning and evening to remind me of sunny seaside days past and yet to come. 

Here's to a long and splashy happy-memory-making summertime for us all and enormous gratitude for those we've already enjoyed.

4 comments:

Gina said...

What a lovely idea. I keep special cards but they usually end up in a box or stuffed in a cupboard. Much nicer to have them out on view.

Liz said...

Brilliant idea which I'm going to pinch. Birthdays have always been about the cards for me, even when I was little. I remember when I was about 10 my dad letting me choose a selection (I think roses and glitter featured a lot) at the wholesalers to sell in our shop. I made a sign, kept them in the drawer I was allowed to use and then when anyone asked 'Do you sell birthday cards?', I'd be called in to the shop to do my stuff.

colleen said...

Liz - such a lovely tale. My friend is also a great lover of a bit of glitter and I'm always on the lookout for those cards with cut out roses and a sparkle of glitter. But they don't have that scent that used to these days!

annjennyg said...

Great idea! I also keep lots of old cards, usually in boxes at the back of a cupboard. Some of the cards go back years.For example, I have the first birthday cards both our girls received and baby congrats cards ..the list goes on!