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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pearista Pen to Paper Challenge Week #3

Well I'm squeaking in right under the deadline for week 3 of the Pearista Pen to Paper Challenge.  If you haven't heard the term Pearista yet, it's a group of bloggers sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings that value the power of connecting through stationery.  Pear Tree Greetings is an online stationery company that loves to help people connect, whether it's via a personalized note card, party invitation, or birth announcement.
For the Pen to Paper Challenge I'll be writing a hand-written note once a week for four weeks.  I'll be sharing my experience with you by blogging about who the card was for, what writing a hand-written note means to me personally, how I felt when I wrote it, etc.  In addition, during the 4 week challenge, Pear Tree Greetings will be picking one Pearista post each week to win $50 to put towards Christmas Cards... Yay!

So for this week, I decided to write a card to my oldest brother who lives over 800 miles away.  We don't see him much, maybe every other year if we're lucky.  I talk to him occasionally online and every so often on the phone.

He's what I'd call somewhat of a free bird- he flew the coup early on and never looked back.  We actually got to stop and see him a couple years ago on our way thru to see another family member.  But other than the standard birthday & Christmas card I don't ever write to him.  So I thought this would be a nice surprise as an out-of-the-blue card 'just to say hello'.

Even though we don't see him that often, he still means a lot to us.  My 5 year old, who I'm surprised even remembers him, every so often will say she wishes she could see her uncle again.  That just melts my heart to hear her say stuff like that.

So the card is on it's way, 800 miles to go, and I'm sure I'll receive a nice phone call after he gets it.  It's always good to re-connect with family and friends, just to let them know you care and are thinking about them.

Missing you lots bro'...



Amy said...

Hello and Happy Monday.. I hope you had a great weekend.

Enjoy your day..

LeeAnn said...

I'm sure your brother will be so happy to get his card! I have some family members that I don't get to see as often as I would like and it is always nice to catch up.

I also took the challenge and I missed week three, so I guess I'll have to double up next week (again).

Have a great weekn!

LeeAnn said...

Hmmm...not quite sure how that extra "n" snuck in there. I really wish comments had automatic spell check. ;-)

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