Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Dear Friends and Family,
First of all, this is a secret, so please do not let my dad, Jon Brief, know that I am up to something. I want to surprise him with this gift.
If you're receiving this message, you probably know that my dad, Jon Brief, is turning 50 on August 24th (much as he would hate me to be reminding everyone, I'm sure.). To celebrate his birthday, I'd like to put together a little surprise to let him know that his nearest and dearest are thinking of him. I’m going to try and create "50 Years of Memories" by filling 50 envelopes each with a memory his friends and family have of him.
And this is where you come in!
If you have a spare moment in the next few weeks, I would be so grateful if you'd jot down a favorite memory you have of my dad and put it in the mail. It doesn't have to be anything fancy -- you can just write it down on a piece of paper and sign your name. You can mention anything you’d like -- although the more nostalgic the better! Feel free to send more than one memory on different pieces of paper (in fact, I welcome it -- I've got 50 envelopes to fill!). I know handwritten would mean a lot, if you have the time, but you can send me an email as well. If you have any pictures to add, I would appreciate it. Lastly, please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think that might like to help (especially if I only sent this to one member of your family) because I could not find all of the people my dad is close to!
Thank you so, so, so much for participating -- I know everyone is busy with their own lives, and I do appreciate you taking a few minutes to do this. I know my dad will treasure this gift more than anything I could ever buy him.
Thank you so much again!
(Then I have them my contact information)