Monday, June 07, 2010

Birthday post #5 - Writing messages to Carleigh

One of the things we did for Carleigh's 1st birthday was to write messages for her on cards and send them up when we did a balloon release at the cemetery. I actually had these cards made months ago when I won a giveaway from Uprinting for 100 free cards. The photo is one of her Say It With Flowers pics.

Everyone who was present for the party wrote out a message to Carleigh and tied it to a balloon. We had lots of balloons so there were plenty to choose from! (And in case you haven't noticed already from the pics I've shared Anthony, me, and the girls wore purple for Carleigh that day.)

This is the card that everyone wrote on.

My mom writing out her card.

Our friend Karrie writing and her son Austin watching.

Ben making sure his card is just right!!

My mom again.

Karrie again!!

Aunt Jeanna tying a card to a balloon.

My father-in-law, Bud, writing his card. (My brother-in-law, Rob, and nephew Braxton is in the background.)

Cousin Malia doing her card. You can only see her hands. :)

My mom tying her card to a balloon while Kyndra sits on her lap.

Anthony and I writing our cards.

Anthony writing his card.

Us again!!

My mom helping Kyndra write her card.

My mom getting ready to help Kyndra put her card on a balloon.

Our guests tying their cards to balloons.

Daddy's card

Big sister Hannah's card

12 comments:

Veronika said...

What a great idea to send a message off with the balloons. Very sweet :)

Andrea said...

What a beautiful way to honor Carleigh...

xoxo

lovingmylife said...

Beautiful and so touching!

Betty said...

beautiful I started bawling when I read daddy's card. (((hugs)))

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love, love, love this...so beautiful...

The Blue Sparrow said...

That was a really neat idea to have those cards made and attach them to the balloons! The cards were beautiful! *HUGS*

Lisette said...

Holly I just love this. I love how everything was captured with your camera. I am sure Carleigh was so happy to read all those wonderful messages.

Sarita Boyette said...

This is so touching, Holly. I wonder if anyone has found any of the cards? If they did, they must know that a special baby named Carleigh is so very loved.

croleyc69 said...

So very beautiful !!! What a special little life. So nice to honor her that way.

Caroline

Jessica said...

what a beautiful way to let Carleigh know you are thinking of her and the fact that so many people did that was wonderful!! What a tribute!!

Just Breathe said...

Those cards were perfect. Holly you thought of everything. It was a perfect party.

elena said...

Wow, I have tears in my eyes, this post was so touching. I am so glad you shared this with us. Your husband's note started the tears. What a sweet note! I'm sure Carleigh has read every single one :)

love and prayers
elena

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