This is a unique year for my daughter. She just switched to a new school to help with her learning disability. This summer, she was really nervous about losing her close friends because of this change. We decided to celebrate a birthday with one of her best friends in a BIG way with a poster-size card for kids from Hallmark. My daughter really wanted her friend to know how much she cared about her and that they would stay in touch even if they were going to different schools.
We went to Walmart to find the perfect card for my daughter’s best friend. We made sure to sign up for the Hallmark Rewards Program too. That way we’ll get a reward for every 5 cards we buy at Walmart. Cool, huh?
There were super heroes, cartoon characters, and princess cards… “Nah,” said my daughter. Then she saw the Austin and Ally card and got really excited. “My friend is going to LOVE this one!” She carefully opened it up to see how the poster worked. “Wow mom, this is so cool!”
She was so excited to share this special card with her friend. She actually wanted to share it BEFORE her party. “Let’s wait until the party so all of your friends can see it.” I suggested. “Good idea mom.” Yup, I patted myself on the back for that one. LOL! The day of the party, my daughter could hardly wait to give her friend the card. Upon opening the card, her friend could tell that there was something unusual about it. “Open it up! It turns into a poster!” Shouted my daughter.
Everyone was amazed at how HUGE the poster was. It was the hit of the entire party. Everyone wanted to check it out. Moms were wondering where we got it too. I think we’ll see more of these great cards at future birthday parties.
My daughter was so happy to share this special celebration with her friend. She reassured her that they will stay in touch and play together often even though they will be attending different schools. “I’ll put this poster on my wall and think of you,” said her friend. It was such a sweet moment.
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How do your children celebrate friendships?