Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Birthday Box
Once upon a time, two girls met in the 4th grade and became friends. Their friendship blossomed throughout the years and the girls became BFF in high school.
Their junior year ELT decided to put EMN's b-day present is a white box that she had painted black with a sharpie. Unfortunately, the black marker ended up getting everyone who touched the box, hands black with marker. As a joke, EMN kept said box until ELT's birthday in November, but with the addition of stickers to prevent black marker hands. And so started the tradition of The Birthday Box. Each year the girls send The Birthday Box back and forth with gifts that fit into a 6"x6"x4" box. The box has survived ~12 years and it has had many sitickers added to it and clear packing tape, so no more black marker hands!
I love traditions and once I saw The Birthday Box in the mail last week, I wanted to cry and smile all at the same time. I love my BFF and our tradition.