February 21, 2011
February Challenge by Tracy
Design Team Member Tracy submitted this project for the February Love Challenge. She said:
Our family recently moved from Minnesota to Arizona leaving behind my entire side of the family. And since living here my family seems to have gotten more involved with our kids and also making sure that they keep in touch with them. But my Grandma Jessie (who raised me much of my life) has never missed any birthday or holiday and she often calls just to talk on the phone with the kids. All of them, even my one year old gets to talk to her. She amazes me how she is able to sit and chat with them even when it's about something that she really doesn't understand but she is amazing. And so on Valentine's Day I send her a care package from us. It is never the same thing, sometimes it's gift cards but no matter what it is it comes with something handmade in it. This year I decided to pull out one of those mailboxes from Target's dollar spot that I just had to have, but never used. And filled it with candy. But it still was missing something special from each of us so I had the kids draw a picture, write a letter and record a song that she sings to them onto a cassette tape or something that they wanted to say to her (it was hard finding a cassette recorder! thank goodness for thrift stores!). This project was the most detailed and planned out project that I have done in years for her but it was because I love her dearly!
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