Since I have the World’s Best Dad, I can understand the love a daughter has for her father. A woman’s father is her #1 guy, the model her mate will have to live up to, the one she wishes she could be if a Y chromosome snuck in somewhere. So when I heard about Sarah Shattuck’s plan to blitz her father with birthday cards on his 75th birthday, I was intrigued.
Here’s the scoop, straight from the blog she created just for this occasion:
First, three things you should know:1) My Dad is turning 75 on February 14, 2012.2) He has one of the greatest laughs on the planet. You know that full body silent laugh?
He’s a pro.3) My family has created a scheme to fill his birthday with laughter and you can help!Here’s the plan. I’m asking friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends to send birthday cards to Bubbles. New cards are great, as are reused (truly, cross out your name and write his, then cross out Grandma’s and write yours if you wish). Cards that are funny, sentimental, tacky, colored by toddlers etc— whatever strikes you would be most welcome. What we’re going for here is volume—both in cards and the resulting laughter. We’re shooting for at least a 1,000 cards with postmarks from at least 25 countries. Scratch that– we were shooting for 1,000 cards from 25 countries, but we quickly doubled our goals, then upped them again.
We’re shooting for at least 10,000 cards from at least 50 countries.My Dad is a character. He loves people, and he loves jokes, and surprises. Which is why we think this is idea is right on! (Anyone who has gone by the name Bubbles since age 7 must be a character, right?!)Are you up for sending him a card? Can you think of others who like spreading a little love, like laughter or have great fathers and families? Please ask them to join the fun and send a card!Please send cards to:BubblesP.O. Box 426Oxford, MD 21654Anytime after February 7th is great, but don’t worry too much about timing. Early is great, as is late!
Thank you for your support!
Honestly, you should go check out the cards that are streaming in. And since today is Bubbles birthday, here’s a special shoutout to him and a high-five to Sarah for blitzing her #1 on his 75th. Bravo Sarah. High-five Bubbles.