As Nova's 1st birthday approaches, I was finding myself feeling a little sad that we wouldn't be able to have a traditional party for her. So I started researching ideas for meaningful ways to celebrate COVID birthdays, and came across the Confetti Foundation. It's a local non-profit organization that puts together birthday boxes for children who have to celebrate their birthdays in hospitals, pediatric oncology clinics, and pediatric hospice facilities. It definitely put things into perspective.
So this year, for Nova's 1st Birthday, we'd like to request that if you were planning on buying a gift for her, you choose to make a donation to the Confetti Foundation instead. We are hoping that next year we will all get to celebrate together in-person; but, until that time, we'd like to use our girl's birthday as an opportunity to celebrate some children who could use a smile :)
Nicole & Derrick