My nephew Caleb is special.
His superpowers are The Best Hugs in the World AND finding M&Ms no matter where you hide them.
But Caleb has a problem: it’s near ’bout impossible to figure out what to buy the kid during gift-giving seasons like birthdays and Christmas.
He’s just not into things.
We could learn a thing or two from Caleb.
But his parents are wise ones and they’ve come up with the PERFECT gift for his 16th birthday, coming up a week from today. You see, his favorite chore is getting their mail–he loves to read the names and deliver the envelopes. My sweet sister-in-law’s Facebook page shares her gift idea that will bring Caleb great joy and delight, and she’s inviting you (yes, you!) to be a part:
I thought how fun it would be for him to get birthday wishes in the mail all this month! If you have time and would like to send him a simple note (with simple sentences), I know he would be thrilled to read them all! Please make sure to write your name in the return address. He loves to read the envelopes and people’s names too. Thank you for taking the time to bless Caleb!
Caleb has been learning his states this year, and since I have readers from all over the country, my birthday wish for Caleb is to have a note or card from EVERY state!
Please say you’ll send him your love? If you do, will you let me know by leaving a note in comments mentioning your state? Also, would you share this post with family or friends living in states not yet mentioned and invite them to gift Caleb his wish? (The share buttons below make it easy to Pin, Tweet, share on Facebook, G+ or even to email to others.). Even if you see your home state, don’t let that stop you from sending him a quick note or card anyway–he’ll be happy dancin’ regardless.
Send all mail through the end of May to: Caleb Dance, 104 Carolina Cup, Belton, SC 29627. (IMPORTANT: Even if you stumble across this later, Caleb will ALWAYS welcome friends to his mailbox. Just because his birthday month comes to an end doesn’t mean his affection for snail mail stops! In fact, it might even be MORE special!!)
(And thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m thrilled knowing how HAPPY Caleb must be every time he checks the mail.)
Can’t wait to send Caleb a note from Mississippi!! 🙂
Me, too, Michelle!! Thank you!
North Carolina! He may get lots of Carolina mail, but that’s okay. The more the merrier!
You’re right–he’s interested in quantity…the teacher part of his mama loves the teaching moment in this fantastical birthday project :). THANK you, Richella (also? THANK YOU for loving on my OTHER sister-in-love. You’re treating the Dance girls well, sweet friend.)
Cannot wait to send Caleb a card from New Jersey on the shore !!!
Yaeeee!! Thanks Bonnie Jean :).
I’ll send a note from Pennsylvania!!
Mary!!! He’ll love it–thank you, friend :).
I will send a card from Texas!
We will be sending from Florida
I’ll be sending from Tennessee.
I’ll send a card from Alaska…it may take a little bit to get there, but it is on the way!
Another one from Pennsylvania! : )
One is on the way from us here in newport news Virginia!
We’ll send one from Maryland 🙂 Happy birthday, Caleb 🙂
Will send a card from Texas and forward this to my sister in Washington State!!
Fantastic idea. I will send two today (one a postcard) and I also posted it to my FB friends. From California.
Karoletha, Tim and Nora, Mary, Sarah Jen, Tracy, Victoria, Katy, Dawn, Lina…Y’ALL ARE BLOWING MY MIND! Thank you Thank you THANK YOU! For sending Caleb love notes AND for sharing with YOUR people! I’m so incredibly blessed by your kindness to my sweet nephew!! xoxox
Sweet Robin, I have a card in the mail to your amazing nephew. Coming from Chatt town:) LOVE!!
He will be getting one from me! Texas.
Sending from Dorset UK today xx
I will forward your precious nephew a card today from Indian Trail, North
Carolina. GOD Bless you & your family. I enjoy your writings!
I just made Caleb a card!
I live in sweet home “Alabama!!”
SO awesome of you to do this – hoping he has a very special birthday!!
Another one from North Carolina!
Hi! I’ll be sending one from Arizona! Yayy! (:
Sending your sweet nephew a birthday card from Oregon!
My kids and I are working on notes from Seattle, Washington! Much love to the Dance clan, and specifically to Caleb!
Rachel Pelander (formerly Pritchard)
A card is on it’s way from Colorado 🙂 Happy birthday Caleb!!
You’ll be getting a card with lots of Irish hugs, and birthday wishes from Northern Ireland. You totally rock!
Card on its way from the Great State of Ohio