Monday, December 21

magical birthday wishes...

when i got word from kim @ tomkatstudio birthday gifts/decor items were being gathered to send to kate for her 6th birthday...i knew immediately i wanted to be part of it.

but what in the world could/should i send?
i wanted it to be magical.
i wanted it to be special.
i wanted it to be something she could share.
AND something to keep all to herself.

i REALLY was at a loss.
what do you send a beautiful little girl who's about to turn 6 -
a little girl who's been through so much -
too much.
a little girl & her family who've demonstrated tremendous courage and who've touched the lives of so many people by sharing their personal journey.
a little girl who doesn't have much of an appetite.
a little girl who may or may not be feeling well enough to celebrate.
& a little girl who may or may not be in the hospital on her birthday.

and THEN...i was inspired by a photo from kate's blog.
it was a picture of kate blowing bubbles as part of her therapy.

that's it!
bubbles are perfect for a birthday party.
the more i thought about it,
the more i thought it was JUST the thing to send kate.

bubbles are magical all on their own.
but how do i make them "special"?
then i found this...

a beautiful, magical bubble wand...

but then what if kate was too exhausted to blow her own bubbles...

that's when i decided on sending kate her very own PINK bubble machine...
she could have a room filled with bubbles to share with everyone, if she wanted...that's magical.

so, i decided to send both.
a bubble machine for sharing bubbles with her family at home...OR with everyone at the hospital, a special beautiful bubble wand just for kate and of course some bubble solution.

since kate's birthday is the day after christmas, kim @ tomkatstudio created red & "pool blue" snowflake-themed birthday decorations for kate's birthday celebration. i knew i wanted the wrapping to match...

so, i swapped out the original bubble packaging on two bottles of bubbles, (one for kate, one for the bubble machine), wrapped up the pink bubble machine & butterfly bubble wand using blue ribbon & perfect red snowflake bows, threw in a pack of C batteries for the machine and put them in a box...

...and then stuffed in some blue & red tissue as filler.

i've never felt more happy/excited to mail off a gift.
it satisfied every little detail i was trying to touch on...

i hope kate finds it magical.

i've never even met kate.
but i love her. i REALLY love her.
(as crazy as that sounds)
she has forever touched my life.
her family has touched my life.
and i'm grateful.


Yvette December 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

Wow! This is so inspiring! Now I want to send her something, something so simple but so special. I don't know you, just as you don't know Kate, but I can tell you have a heart of gold. I found this through a post on facebook from the tomkatstudio, and I'm glad I clicked. This is what we should all be doing, at least once in a blue moon.

Thank you for the inspiration!
Yvette Sencion

Lacey McKay December 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift for Miss Kate! That wand is amazing. I've never seen anything like it! And I love the snowflake theme for the party. How fun!

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