Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Give Away >> Glitter Hearts!
So I've had these glitter hearts in my etsy shop for a few weeks but haven't posted about them. I keep thinking about birthday parties, and how lovely and simple they can be with just a little effort. My dad and I just shared a birthday party at the end of July, and I made these cake toppers for the occasion. Of course when the time came, I forgot to put them in the cake. But I guess it's the thought that counts!
Growing up we didn't have a lot of money, and some years we had even less than not a lot (ya it is possible). Despite our *ehem* thrifty lifestyle, my mom and dad always made a deliberate effort to make us four kids feel important when celebrating our birthdays. We had the kind of birthdays with construction paper crowns, crepe paper streamers and balloons my mom would blow up and tape around the house in the middle of the night. Homemade cakes, homemade banners, homemade party invitations - it was a little extra effort put forth by my parents to make their children's birthdays were more special than any regular old day. And then when it was all over we'd save the ribbons, wash off the candles, roll up the crepe paper and save it for whosever birthday came next.
My memories of birthdays are unalterably special to me, mostly because my parents really used their imaginations. They only used what they had or could borrow, and had a simple goal - to make sure we felt loved. I love remembering these things.
So I am giving away three sets of glitter heart cake toppers for three of you lucky winners. I hope they are something simple you can enjoy keeping in your birthday stash. All that is required to enter is to briefly share about something your family did for you growing up that made birthdays special to you. I can't wait to hear from you, and please, tell your friends!
Random winners will be chosen Saturday, August 20th. Please make sure to include a way for me to know how to contact you!