Just like that, in a blink, my baby is one.
His life isn’t the only thing that has made the last year memorable, and our memorable year (ahem, Covid) is making it difficult to celebrate in person. Instead, I made “invitations” for a card party to mark his first birthday.
My husband threw a postcard party for my 30th and I just loved it. I thought 2020 would be a great year to make a time capsule of sorts to document what a unique time the year of Jasper’s birth was.
I love designing cards and invitations so I wasn’t about to let this occasion pass. I made a Lorax-themed card because Dr. Suess is so popular at his childcare. His puppy suit makes him look like the teddy bears from the book and movie. The theme also went well with the poem that I wrote, inviting people to send some sort of artifact for his scrapbook:
Hip, hip, hooray, our baby is one!
An event usually marked with friends and with fun.
The hard times don’t mean we can’t celebrate,
It just means for now we’ll postpone the date.
In the meantime, we’re hoping that you would consider,
Sending a memory, a wish in a letter?
We’re making a scrapbook to remember the year
That was very tough, but brought baby here.
We’re so looking forward to times not so far,
When you can be here, not just in our hearts.
I’m sharing the poem here in case you have a similar situation to plan for. It can be difficult to make special occasions special these days, but I am excited to see what my friends and family come up with.
If you like the design of the card, it is formatted to be printed at 4 x 6 with a color front and black-and-white back. I am sharing it as a Canva template for you to edit and use. I have a premium membership so I am not sure if you will be charged to use it. If so, signing up for an account (even a free one!) using this link will get you a free element.
I’m sending these out late. After all, the card says our baby is one, not is turning one! (Wink!) As I finished my Christmas cards on the 28th it occurred to me that the birthday “invitations” should have been sent out two weeks in advance. Oops! My first mistake of probably many years of a boy disappointed with having a birthday so close to Christmas.
What creative ways are you “getting together” this season?
A Pinterest-friendly image: Thanks for sharing!