you can see that madeline (who is 6) has drawn uncle jeff with herself and her brother under a sunny sky, as well as doing quite a wonderful job of centering her hand-written greeting. the inside is equally well done with a heartfelt birthday wish and a pattern of hand-drawn xoxox's and hearts that covers the available space. i was proudly informed that not only all the writing, but also all the *spelling* was done by maddie on her own without help from mommy, which i feel is particularly impressive a mere two months into first grade!
nephew matthew (aged 3) has taken a more thematic approach, building his card around some prized handy manny stickers (matthew and uncle jeff both enjoy tools!); he has also written a greeting which mommy transcribed for us! (based on handwriting, we're pretty sure we have a future doctor here!) you'll notice he's added a decorative edge--he is MY nephew, afterall! :) this was all his own idea and his own work, in celebration of having just mastered the use of (blunt, paper only) scissors! forgive a proud auntie for pointing out that this has been done very neatly indeed: the gaps that can be seen are where the fringe has curled... nowhere has paper been accidentally removed, which i find quite extraordinary!
all that remains is for me to pass my crown to the young 'uns...which i do happily, and in recognition of their greater skill!!! ♥♥♥♥♥