I am here to ask you a favor! And, seeing as how I don’t ask you for a lot of favors (even though I always want to ask you to send me chocolate or ice cream or wine), I’m hoping you’ll take the fact that I don’t ever ask you for those things into consideration. And that it will lead you to want to do this favor for me.
It might even feel like you came up with the idea instead of me!
Jon is about to have a birthday! He is going to be 8 years old on January 30th, and his family thought it might be nice if he received a lot of birthday cards! And I want him to receive A TON OF BIRTHDAY CARDS! I’m probably going to send him eight. Or nine. Or twelve.
But that’s just me.
I’m hoping you could send him one. And then you over there could send him one. And then you there on your couch could send him one. And you reading this on your phone while you’re driving (which is dangerous so you should stop right now) could send him one, too. And then if everyone who reads this post sends him one, and I send him twenty, Jon is going to get a lot of mail.
I love mail. Especially the kind that does not look like a bill. Or is a bill. Or asks me for money. Now imagine how much kids love mail. And now imagine Jon.
I wanted to make this easy for you, too. Because I know we’re all busy and we’ve got report cards due or progress reports due or IEP paperwork due, or you have to help your own kids with their homework, or drive them here or there, or your husband keeps asking you how in the world can you watch this crap and he changes the channel and hides the remote control from you and so you have to stop everything you’re doing and go look for it. I get it. Believe me.
I made some cards for you.
All you have to do is print the card you like, cut it out, and write a quick message.
If there was any way in the world for me to address your envelope and stick a stamp on it, I would. Really. I would.
I made two sizes of cards. One size is for the long kind of rectangular envelope that you probably have on hand, and the other is for the short kind of envelope that you probably have on hand, although I didn’t have that kind on hand and I had to text several people to figure out the dimensions. And I had to text several people because no one had the short ones on hand.
What is up with that? There is nothing wrong with the short envelopes. Ahem.
The “designs” were made with super cute Melonheadz Clipart and the ones seen below are for the long envelopes.
Pinky promise, 23 cards coming from me and my second graders in frigid syracuse new York.
19 coming from NC!
Thank you!!!!! 🙂
Carrie Rowland says
You'll have 22 more coming from frigid, freezing, can't hardly breathe outside NE Ohio!!!
Thank you!!! (and stay warm!!)
Emma Goliff says
22 coming from Kent, WA! It's the least I can do. 🙂
Thank you!!!!! 🙂
26 coming from my kindergarten class in Charleston, SC. Amy
Thank you SO MUCH!! 🙂
Shannon Porter says
11 for sure coming from my school in Missouri, and maybe even more if I can get the rest of my school on board–which should be no problem!
That would be amazing (and I won't even comment on the fact that you only have 11 kids in your classroom??!!!)!!
Shannon Porter says
Actually, I only have 10 this year! (1 from me) It's amazing! I usually have anywhere from 17-27–I'm in a rural district and I'm the only first grade teacher, so I teach however many we have.
Carolyn Kisloski says
All of our kindergarten classes are making cards as we speak for morning work! So excited! 🙂 I hope it's such a special day for Jon Jon! <3 You are amazing!
Thank you so much, Carolyn!!!!! YOU are amazing!!! 🙂
Jen R says
aww – I love this! i have some cards in a box that I can send!!
22 or more cards will head his way from freezing in North Dakota 1st graders and their teacher! We are expecting to be a balmy 30 above for a few hours on the weekend!
Rockin' the Grade says
The pleasure is ours… You can count on me and my 4th grade teamies and students to send one each (110 total) from Texas! We may even include a little care package. What you're doing for Jon is so wonderful.
My daughter and I will be making cards for Jon tomorrow and sending them out. Blessings.
Laughter and Consistency
There is a card coming from me as well.
Jessica Raffaele says
Such a fabulous idea! I just put my card in the mail and my students will be creating cards this week!!
Nancy Wilson says
Hi Kristin! I just blogged about this…I used your picture to link back…if you don't want me to, just let me know! I am glad I have a new printer & can take the cards into work tomorrow…I am also printing out a bunch of address labels too! I hope Jon has the best birthday ever!!!
The Apple Basket Teacher
Lynette Davila says
Just read this 18 coming from Houston Texas.
I absolutely love these, but is there any way to get them in Spanish
Hi! I’m so sorry, but these were made specifically for a student of mine who was living with cancer. Thank you.