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Early last week I mentioned that I was working a top secret project that I'd reveal on May 7. Today is my gramma's birthday, and I wanted the book I made for her to be a surprise. It totally was too! She wrote me the sweetest email after she received the gift.
When I was in college, I asked my gramma to write to me about her life as a child and as a young woman. She sent me a series of emails that are very special to both of us. Since the first one, I've wanted to make some sort of book to preserve them, and this year I did it. Thanks to blurb, it's easy to make a professional book!
I added photos (many of which my Uncle snuck out of the house and scanned for me) of family members to the letters, and now the stories have faces to go along with the names. I really love the book, and I know my gramma does too.
Pictured (top to bottom): I wrapped the gift in pretty paper and attached a small hand drawn birthday card, the cover of the book shows my gramma on her wedding day (the dress is gorgeous and a lovely shade of brown), and the dedication page has my favorite picture of my gramma and me (as a baby, obviously).
Happy birthday gramma. xoxo.