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When my husband and I first got married all of our family lived nearby. I’m sure mostly because we are both the oldest siblings in our families and some of the younger siblings were still in high school at the time.
The longer we are married the larger our families get and the further away we all live from each other. I currently don’t have any nephews or nieces living in the same state that I do. Already this year I was able to meet one nephew and niece for the first time, and this month I got to see one of my nieces that I haven’t seen in a couple of years.
When it comes to birthdays for those nephews and nieces I send smiles, aka birthday cards, through the mail. Finding the right birthday card becomes pretty imperative. With birthdays happening throughout the year I’m always on the lookout for a good card. And one that comes with it’s own toy? Awesome.
I picked this fun little Hallmark Minion birthday card up at Walmart. I also picked up a couple other things to make a fun little birthday box. I’m a big fan of the flat rate boxes from the post office. You get the box for free and you can put anything you want in it. As long as you can get it closed it’s always the same price.
Kids and candy go hand in hand. I picked up something that shouldn’t melt in the mail. And then it’s also easy to throw in a gift card to their favorite store. Just don’t let the Minion eat all the candy
I even made a simple DIY gift card holder. Now, admittedly, small kids aren’t always excited for a gift card. The Twins are big enough that they really like being able to pick out their own gift. But it’s an easy way to ship a potentially larger gift. And then Mom and Dad can help them pick out just the right thing. For this gift card holder you just need four equal sized circles, a little bit of glue, and something to tie it up with.
How do you celebrate birthdays for family members that live far away?