These are small, yet big goals of mine for this year.
The first one is birthdays. I’m not good at remembering birthdays outside of my immediate family. NOT GOOD AT ALL. So, this year I ordered a planner and am going to go through and write down every single birthday of the people we know and love. My goal is to send a birthday card to each person and actually have it there on time. I don’t plan on sending gifts to be honest, but I think the sentiment of a handwritten note is so sweet and forgotten in today’s world.
How I’m planning on implementing this….my planner has a section at the beginning of each month for birthdays specifically. I plan to have cards at the beginning of the month, write each one out, place a stamp on it, and put a sticky note on the outside of it that has the date of when to send it. I think it’s doable. Especially with those trader joes cards. They are $1 and SO CUTE. If you didn’t know about this I am so sorry. We buy several each time we go and have them on hand. I love this goal because it is “old timey” and makes people feel special. I want the people in our lives to know they are thought of, loved, and special.
Goal #3 is going to be a huge undertaking but it needs to be done. And done this year. Our photos are sitting on our phones and I haven’t done anything with them. I plan to print out 4×6 photos and put them in an album. I was toying with the idea of a photo book, but J really likes to have the actual photo in his hands. So, compromise people. If he feels this strongly about it then I need to it. I also have to get the videos off of our phones and on to a flash drive. These are memories that I don’t want to just lose one day so it has got to happen this year. It really is important. Wish me luck on this one! This is not my forte so it’s going to take a lot of time and effort that I don’t necessarily want to do, but I know in the long run I will be so happy that I did it. Since I am so behind, I plan on doing 2 months from last year in one month of this year. If that makes sense. So I’ll print off photos from January and February of 2019 in January of 2020, along with the January 2020 photos. Whew! Just typing this out makes me sweat. It’ll happen though.
If you have done either of these things and feel you have a better system or plan of action please comment below or on my instagram post! I’d love to hear all of your ideas!!