When my mom was alive, I loved to write her letters and send her cards the old fashion way. So since she is not here for me to write a letter I decided to give some fun tips on writing a letter for mom on Mother’s day. So without further ado let’s begin during the war and get an idea from an old fashion envelope and letter my dad wrote his mom first.
A LETTER FOR MOM
Below is an envelope, I created based off of the letters my dad wrote his mom while he was fighting the war. My father’s letters were fashioned with the traditional red and blue designed edges, which gave me an idea for a letter to mom. Retro styles today are very popular. Start with a plain stationery like the one in this photograph below. Here is a link to where you can find personalized embossed stationery.
Consider decorating your envelope with some red and blue around the edges to send a message from the past. I used sharpies so they color would not run in case water got on them. Then write inside starting from your first year of life until now one thing you remember about your mom or loved about her at that time. She will especially love to see what you remember. It may even spark conversations between you too. It will be funny to see how your mom remembers the one thing that is vivid in your mind.
So I have many old Lilly Pulitzer calendar planners laying around, and they happen to be very colorful. I have been trying to figure out something to do with them because I hate the throw them away. The pages are so beautiful. So I decided to use one to make an envelope for a happy letter to mom. Start by taking apart an envelope that you like to use as a template. Be very careful when taking it apart so you keep its shape. Then just turn your calendar planner paper over and trace around the envelope you took apart. Last, use a double sided adhesive roller to glue the pieces together. For this letter write down some of your happiest memories. Use bright colored papers to write on and to add even more excitement fill it with confetti. It may be a little messy when she opens it, but she will be so happy until she won’t mind.
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FILL IN THE BLANK LETTER
This write-in letter is perfect for any age. I have attached a PDF HERE, so all you have to do is fill in the blanks. It’s also ideal for children or teens to fill out too. It is so much fun to see what my children write in these spaces. So I am pretty sure your mom will get a kick out of it too.
Now that you have some ideas waste no time and start that letter for mom or a mother you know who might just need some encouragement this Mother’s day.
Oh, and if you liked this Mother’s day post go check out my Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch. And some other great ideas at Mother’s Day Tips by A Savings Wow, A Mother’s Remembrance by Old Age is Not for Sissies Blog and Memaw’s Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe by The UnCoordinated Mommy
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