Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Love Letter Tradition

This Christmas we started a new tradition.  Starting at the beginning of December I printed up a bunch of stationary with the words, "I love you because...", and got a sparkly red mailbox.  I told my family that during the month they could write love letters to the other members of our family and stick them in the mailbox, and then we would read them on Christmas Eve.  They were pretty excited about it.  Stella wrote many love letters throughout the month, and others just wrote one to each member.  These are pictures of us receiving our letters on Christmas Eve and getting ready to read them aloud.  It was a wonderful night and I know everyone felt special and loved.  This is definitely a tradition we will carry on.  




 This is Jed writing his last minute love letters.  I had a couple last minute letters to write too 
(Christmas Eve sure does sneak up on you fast).


6 comments:

Kim Davis said...

what a great way to bring a family together. You always have such fun ideas.

Jessi McCalvy said...

That is a great idea! I suppose Zoe just got to color some pictures - or you got double duty on writing love notes.

kalani said...

That is such a great tradition. Kristen Hansen and her family do the same thing. I think it means so much more then presents.

alli said...

That looks so fun. You are such a great mother and wife!

Chelsea said...

What a great idea..I love it! You guys have such a cute, happy family....nice work!!

Erik & Marcie +2 said...

Whatr a great idea!I may have to steal it.