It’s my sister’s 30th birthday today, and while I’ve been doing my best to not think about it, since thinking about it causes me physical pain in my chest, I did have a moment a few weeks ago where I did something to prepare for it: We made a hug in an envelope.
I can’t claim credit for this idea, but I love it. So here’s what we did:
Lie the hug-giver down on a large piece of paper. Draw the outline of their body, and cut it out. Draw on the face – or if you have the equipment a large printout of the real face stuck on would be lovely addition.
Spend as much time as you want decorating. We used marker pens, pencils and stickers. We could have also used stamps or paints.
Write your message on the back.
Fold your hug, pop in an envelope and post to someone far away.
In this case, to Aunty D.
Love you Glitta Sista. Miss you so much.