What is a good idea for a recurring birthday gift for my daughter?
Wow, this is very touching … Only after reading your post I realized that I really began to forget the memories from my childhood. It is very sad that I do not have the same letters as your children. I think that your gift should definitely make them nostalgic in the future. I think a nice porter would be a good idea. But since they are still children, the portrait should be done in a cartoon style. Thus, they will definitely like it. Especially if your kids are in their teens now. Hmm .. To be honest, it seems to me that they will be delighted with absolutely any gift, since I think you are a great mom. Good luck with choosing a gift!
I don’t “buy” a recurring gift each year, but for each of my 3 children, I write them a letter on their birthday each year. I write all the new and exciting things that have occurred over the previous year, what things they were into (characters, toys, etc). Write what I love about them the most at that time (like this year to my daughter, I told her how much I loved her smile-she was missing her two front teeth). I also write any special memories I have with them for that year. I keep all their letters in individual envelopes marked with their name and the date, and when they’re old enough, they’ll have at least 18 years worth of “Mom’s Memories” to look back on.