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Postcard Birthday Poster DIY

Postcard Birthday Poster DIY
May 26 This project is part of a campaign I’m doing with Yahoo! Mail on different ways to keep in touch with family and friends. I had wanted to recreate an easier version of this big project I did for Aubrey last year and this seemed like the perfect time. I contacted the artist, Shanna Murray, to help me come up with artwork for a poster that everyone could download. It says “I’m so glad you were born” which is my favorite way to wish someone happy birthday. Step 1: Decide who you are going to give this surprise to and get their mailing address. Step 2: Download the 25 sheet pdf. Hello, I’ve put together this little poster project for (__________’s) birthday. 1. If you have any questions email me at (______________). Step 3: Send an email to each person with a different attachment and instructions. Step 4: If you want you can send a follow up reminder about the mailing dates. Download the 25 pages with postcards below! All photos by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day

http://ohhappyday.com/2011/05/postcard-birthday-poster-diy/

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