It’s been almost 9 years since my oldest son (M) left home and moved across the country, some 3000+ miles away, to live on his own. He would come back home for Christmas. A few years in, my youngest son (T) had cemented his belief that Christmas was THAT: the coming home of his brother. That M’s visit was Santa’s ultimate Christmas apparition. Some years later wemoved. Now between us was not just one continent, but also one ocean. And M’s coming home becameChristmas, whatever the time of year that he may visit: a cause for celebration.
As does any enterprise, FromABirdie, has had a number of pivotal before-and-after moments. For a few years after launching our letter-writing platform, we kept our service in the purely digital realm. Our system compiled all the letters coming in into electronic albums and sent them to their recipients via email on their special day. Then came one special occasion that made us take it one step further, closer to our original mission.
You would think that the external factors have everything to do with your happiness (especially nowadays!). But did you know that each of us is responsible for 40% of our own happiness? And I don’t mean those bursts of spontaneous short-lived happiness-es, but rather the permanent kind, the one that colors your entire life (well, not purple necessarily..) I din’t think so either.
A few days ago FromABirdie received this beautiful testament from one of our users, Kiley Winsnes:
“Celebrating Jonathan’s birthday last week was made extra special thanks to the incredible people at Fromabirdie.com. The website made it easy to collect letters and pictures from people from every phase of Jon’s life, and Agustin was there every step of the way to answer questions and ensure the (stunning!) book arrived in time to make Jon’s special day unforgettable. Fromabirdie books are by far the most impactful and memorable gifts you can give. If you’re in the market for a life-changing gift for someone you love, I can’t recommend it enough.”
Sarah’s grandmother Florence was close to turning 100, so Sarah asked her family and friends to write letters to Florence using FromABirdie website. After a few weeks, she had a magnificent collections of letters celebrating Florence’s remarkable life. At FAB, we generated a book containing all the letters, notes, photographs and drawings, and sent it to our printers in Massachusetts who then bound it into several hardcover copies. Imagine Florence’s delight when her family presented her with this surprise gift full of love and admiration on her birthday. What a wonderful way to celebrate life of someone you cherish!
Did you know that you can request a greeting from POTUS for a special occasion, such as birthday anniversary for those turning 80, and for veterans turning 70, for wedding anniversaries, and for a number of other special events?