Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.

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May 29, 2015

Letter to Myah.

I love Face-timing with my family in Fort McMurray, Alberta, but in spite of that I still feel it's hard to truly keep in touch with my sons' youngest children, who are both under 4 years of age. I want them to know me, to look forward to seeing me, to love me as I love them. So I decided that one way to do that is to send them letters. I am starting with the oldest of the two, Myah. 

At first I was a bit lost about what to write, so I looked it up on Google and found Grandma's Briefs, a site about all things Grandma! I'm not a stranger to this site as I was a Grilled Grandma once! Here's the link "Grilled Grandma, Carmen" if you're new and haven't seen it. It needs updating, but that's okay.

Anyway, back to my story. So I read her article on 'How to Write a Keepsake Letter to a Grandchild' and found it very helpful. Do check it out if you have grandchildren that live out of town or country! It was a good introduction about how to write to a grandchild no matter what their age. 

I found some paper that I had bought on sale ages ago and wrote a letter out. I used different colors of ink because she's young and it's fun. 


I also made up a cute little kitten for Myah and called her 'Myah's Kitten' -- she's a digital stamp. I'm sure Myah won't mind if I share her with you all! She's a sweetheart! :) (Limited Time Only)



Myah's kitty just wants to play. She will be a good little digi for a grandchild to color, so I ran her off on white cardstock and added her to the letter along with some colorful glittery stickers. What little granddaughter wouldn't love that? 

I used lined cardstock for the letter because I thought it would last longer and maybe even be kept as a keepsake. All that's left to do is find an age appropriate postage stamp and leave it in the care of our postal service. Since it's going to Ft. McMurray, AB, it'll take about 10 days to get there. I know - unbelievable, but so worth it anyway!  

I hope she loves getting mail! I personally still enjoy getting something in the mail, particularly a letter or a card from a loved one! 

Have a wonderful day! 
Blessings,
Carmen

16 comments:

  1. I will back to get this cutie! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. This is so adorable! I bet Myah will love her! Thank you so much!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you can use it! :)

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  3. She will have fun with her. Thank you.

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  4. Carmen, Myah will be thrilled with your kitty and your letter. Children LOVE getting something in the mail that is addressed specifically to them. It makes them feel valued and important, which of course they are.
    Thanks for sharing Myah's sweet kitty. I will have a crow on my blog tomorrow if you are interested in picking him up.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Oh awesome, I'll have a look, and you're welcome! :)

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  5. Just how my cat looked when was doing a summersault. I don't know how she tough herself but, she loved doing them all the time. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Really, hahaha! That's pretty funny!! You're welcome! :)

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  6. Awwwwww, this is such an adorable post, and inspirational. The letter is beautiful and I'm sure she'll find it special enough to keep. The stickers and glitter pens are the coolest thing a girl can get from grandma. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Well thank you so much! She should have it this Monday. I'm looking forward to hearing how she liked it!! :)

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  7. Oh wow! So glad you shared this again! LOVE this kitty!!! :)

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