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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Sanity Or, Sometimes I'm A Genius

Scanned Thank You Card

Today was little miss Ivy's 4th birthday!

Last year we had her party in September, then 3 weeks later in October, had Becken's. It was just too insane. I have a huge family that goes overboard on any celebration, so to have such over the top celebrations so close together was overkill.

This year, we decided to have one big party for both of the kids. Then on their individual days, we will have a small family party with their favorite dinner and their friends once they are older to want that.

Planning has been all consuming, but today it just came together. It worked out splendidly and I'm sure that we'll do it next year too.

But, here is where I'm a genius. I have a horrible time with thank yous and getting them out in a timely manner. I get them done, but they stress the life out of me. Today, I thought, what if I have the "cards" done by the end of the party so I can pass them out to leaving families? I took a quick pic of the kids in their crowns about an hour before the party. I took the pic to Target and altered it so it was kind of a postcard. Then, we passed them out. It was the best idea EVER!! And everyone loved it!

I have to borrow my sis' camera cord again to post party pics, but I'll do it as soon as I can.


KrayonKel said...

Clever, clever lady! :)

Your munchkins are as cute as ever!

LaLa said...

Awww....what a sweet pic. Happy Birthday!!! Great idea : )

AnastasiaC said...

happy birthday to your little girl!! what a beautiful photo and yep definetely a great idea!!

Carrie said...

I LOVE that photo and the idea as well! That was brilliant thinking! I still need to get my thank you cards done from Warrior's party. BTW, Happy Birthday Ivy!!!

Melissa said...

I think it's a great idea! No need to stress more than necessary! The crowns are darling! Your kiddos are so very cute. They look like a bundle of energy and fun.

Mummy B said...

Happy Belated Birthday Ivy!

Great idea combining parties and also on the adorable thankyou cards :)

Sounds like you and the kids had a wonderful day :) Can't wait to see pics!

Katiefucious said...

Oh, that's a fantastic idea for thank you cards! I'm stealing it... :)

Anonymous said...

Inspired. I have a birthday party to throw this weekend, too. I'm still in denial.