Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Personalized Book for a Rising Star

Earlier this month, I was able to personally deliver Natashia's birthday gift to her. The idea came from one of the project ideas in the BPC Giving Well workshop - personalize a book by adding a monogram & tabs for the recipient.

I chose the book Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time to personalize for Natashia because she has performed in numerous plays and musicals over the past five years. In fact, she has performed in local productions of four of the musicals listed in the book.

I started by adding a star monogram to the front of the book using cardstock & patterned papers.

I added a letter to her inside the front cover.

I marked the musicals she had performed in with tabs. Each tab included the date of her local performance and the initials of the company that put on the production.

I included an envelope with more tabs inside the back cover of the book so she can add tabs as she continues performing in productions. The book can also serve as a resource for her to look up information on shows that she's considering auditioning for, giving her an overview of the musical as well as some historical facts about its run on Broadway.

Isn't she a beautiful young lady! During my visit I enjoyed spending time with her and seeing her perform in a local production of the play A Candle in the Window. Who knows, maybe someday I'll see her performing on Broadway!


  1. She certainly is!

    What a lovely, loving gift.

  2. What a great gift! She is a doll! I admire those who are actors and singers. I think stage work would be a blast! Great job Melissa!

  3. what a beautiful gift! Happy Birthday beautiful Natashia!

  4. Thank you so much! I love my gift and certianly hope to be adding more tabs very soon.
    Many Thanks

  5. What a fabulous idea! I love it. Makes a very special, personalized gift. Looks like she loves it! And yes she is a beauty. :)

  6. A beautiful gift for a beautiful young woman, and one made with such love. Thank you for the kind comments left recently for me, I'm getting myself back into blog reading again and it's lovely to be back with friends :)

  7. what a thoughtful gift..she looks delighted! Love the bath renovation too
    Alison xx


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