Long Distance Auntie- How to Remember Their Birthdays!

Long Distance Auntie- How to Remember Their Birthdays!

I want to be a good aunt to my nieces and nephews.
I have 15 right now, and only 2 of them live in the same country as me!
I want those other 13 to know how much I love & care about them!

I have tried doing things like sending cards for special events (like Easter and Valentines Day), but let's be honest- that has only happened a couple of times! I've also tried sending birthday cards but inevitably, I have great plans to be organized and send cards to every niece & nephew on his/her birthday throughout the year and after the first few months of the year (or whatever time of year I begin),
life gets busy and I forget to continue!

but, no more!

2013 will be the year of the successful birthday card-sending aunt! I'm committed!

And I'm on the right track, too.
I think I've figured out a way to get the bulk of the work out of the way early so that I can actually get those cards out and into the hands of those cute kids, so they can feel the love from afar! ;)

Here's what I've done:

I've already made a card for each of them- signed by each member of our family. I've even addressed the envelopes (some of which will have to be re-addressed because we've had some unexpected moves ;) I had some cute address labels that I got to use, too!

If you're not into making your own cards (or you just don't have the time to pull it off), you can get some really cute, personalized cards online! I've seen people make adorable cards or postcards with their photos on them or a cute note already printed on the card. You can also order address labels or stamps to add your return address to the envelopes easily. You don't have to spend a lot either, you can always find Great Deals on Vistaprint Products on their website. (at the time of writing this the return address labels are 80% off!)

I've made notes on my calendar for 2013 with when to send each of the cards so that they'll get there at the right time- I'll send them at the beginning of each month (or half way through the month, depending on the date of the birthday). I think this method is going to work!

I had to share it with you in hopes that it will help some of you to conquer your list of birthdays successfully!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Vistaprint.


  1. We love our cards! You are a great auntie :)

    1. Aw, thanks Tami! :)
      I cannot WAIT to see you guys IN PERSON so sooN! :)


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