How to Keep the Family Party Going A Little Longer: A Fantastic Party Activity Idea

The Family Birthday Chain Letter


A few years ago at a family Chanukah Party, I realized how sad it was that we, as an extended family which is quite big, really do not keep in touch as much as we should.

Aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandparents, brothers and sisters, our family has gotten together for Chanukah. For some this is a once a year annual get together for others it’s a rare occasion.

However or whenever this occasion occurs we usually revel and wish for the camaraderie to last longer than that one short day.

So I was inspired; Why not take this opportunity to gather the birthday dates of all your close relatives and
start a new tradition that will bring the feeling of solidarity and family that you felt this Chanukah Party
night back many throughout the rest of the year ahead?

The IDEA: In these times when electronic mail and cellphones are sometimes our only means of
communication, you are reviving the old-fashioned letter sending method of a signed birthday card to
every member of your family with well wishes from all. Creating a lasting tangible note of love.


Step 1: Choose one person to be the keeper of the calendar.
Step 2:At your family party fill in all the dates of your close relatives birthdays
Step 3. Gather all the correct addresses for all your family members.
Step 4. 2 weeks before the family members’ birthday, the designated keeper sends out a birthday card in a manila envelope that is enclosed with sticker address labels that are numbered. They mail out the card to the member numbered 1on the address label and a note explaining the chain letter steps.
Step 5: .As the next family gets the birthday card, they sign their names and a little note if they wish. They then affix the label of next congruous address label and mail everything to the next family member.
Step 6: This continues until the last label is mailed to the birthday person her/him self.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. blima says:

    Great idea!!

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