Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday Tips: Birthday Magic Streamer Fairy
Well, in honor of my oldest daughter's fifth birthday, today I dedicate my Tuesday Tips to the Streamer Fairy. The "Streamer Fairy" was an accidental birth in our home. On a whim the evening before Sj's second birthday I decorated our kitchen and dining room with streamers and balloons. When she awoke on her birthday and came downstairs, the excitement that she exuded was beyond my expectations.
Why the Streamer Fairy? Life is full of so much pressure to buy the perfect gift, to provide memorable birthday experiences with grandiose gestures, but the Streamer Fairy turned out to be a little special thing. A little tradition that was born out of delight and magic, which we all want to feel on our special day. Better yet, it keeps the fun surrounding birthdays at the forefront of all birthday celebrations. Sometimes, it's hard to keep the fun in mind when you are up crafting a cake until midnight, or putting together toys, or preparing the house for a party, but the Streamer Fairy always brings our home back to center, back to wearing a smile. Sj definitely anticipates the arrival of the Streamer Fairy over presents, with that said I would say my goal has been accomplished.
Of course the Streamer Fairy comes for everyone's birthday now. Sj talks about the Streamer Fairy with friends at school, mothers have inquired as to what exactly the Streamer Fairy is, so they can take part in the tradition. The Streamer Fairy is contagious, why don't you allow her to come to your house on the eve of a birthday and find out what kind of magic can grace your home...
Another Streamer Fairy Post, here.