Sunday, July 29, 2012

Folder for Dad's 90th Birthday Cards

This is the 12 X 12 inch folder I made for Dad's 90th Birthday cards.  My parents have a revolving pedestal on their TV that displays scrapbook pages.

 Here's my Dad holding the filled folder.  He'd be upset his hair was a little messed (he usually wears a NY Yankees baseball cap).  My Dad has macro degeneration so I guess the display is more for the rest of us.

 Before his birthday, I sent stamped and addressed cards to celebrities he liked with a letter asking if they'd kindly sign the card and mail to him.  He was thrilled when he received cards from Darrel Waltrip, Richard Petty and AJ Foyt.  The stock car drivers all came through.  I can not say the same about the politicians.  Darrel Waltrip and his wife Stevie both signed a card and a picture.  Richard Petty enclosed a card with his racing achievements.

My Mom and Dad are life long race fans.  In the 60s, it was Indie 500 races, thereafter NASCAR races.  Here we are at a Dover Delaware race in the 1980s.  The race car drivers are special people.....the proof was that they sent my Dad the birthday cards.  I think we scrappers are like that too!

8 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great idea to craft a folder to hold all his cards. Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad. You are so lucky to have him with you and to celebrate his 50th birthday. I am so glad that some of his famous fans remembered to be kind. Sometimes famous people forget that it is up common people that made them famous!!! Sending a big hug to your Dad.

Barbara said...

OOps 90th birthday. Must have hit the wrong key.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I love the way you chose to commemorate his 90th birthday with the cards autographed by his fave celebrities! Your ideas are always innovative, Cindy, and inspiring. Have a great week :)

Connie said...

Love the idea of the folder, and really love the colors you choose. How cool your parents have the stand on the tv.

Tracey Sabella said...

The folder is such a great idea to hold his birthday memorabilia!! How sweet that you sent the birthday cards to his favorite celebrities and that the Nascar drivers sent them back. He must really treasure those!! Love that photo from the 60's too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Chris Powell said...

Happy Birthday to your dad and what a great way to celebrate it.

Heather McMahon said...

What a fabulous idea to not only make this folder but to send cards to his fave celebs for them to sign and return. He's very lucky to have such a thoughtful daughter!

Amy said...

Love the card holder. And that's so awesome that the race car drivers came through for you!