Tuesday, May 2, 2017


How about that for today's post title?! But it's true. I got accepted to Hogwarts. I'm packing up my wand, robes, and owl and headed to the land of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But in all seriousness, this Hogwarts acceptance letter was one of the coolest and most thoughtful gifts I've ever received. 

I knew I had to share it because I know how many of you are also Harry Potter lovers! My sister, Callie, sent me this for my birthday about 2 weeks ago. I was checking my mail a few days before my actual birthday (where I check my mail already looks and feels like Hogwarts, so the tone was definitely set) and pulled out an envelope that totally stood out from everything else. 
I was so confused because it didn't say who it was from! I quickly opened the wax seal and it was the most fun surprise ever. It starts out with a letter from Professor McGonagall saying, "Dear Ms. Carver, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term beings on September 1st. We await your owl by no later than July 31st."
I'm such a huge Harry Potter fan, I couldn't believe Callie thought of this. I will be the first to admit that I am probably one of the hardest people (ever) to shop for. I have anything and everything I could ever want and need so it is especially touching when someone gets me something that is just so me. Callie nailed it and when I found out it was from her it literally brought a tear to my eye. 

If you are looking for a special gift for someone, I definitely recommend something like this. I really had no idea that this was a 'thing', but there are so many options to choose from and they are all customizable. Not to mention, most are under $15, so it is a really affordable gift! I'm honestly thinking about having this framed... a little nerdy of me, I know, but it's just so cool and so much fun.

The one Callie got me is handwritten in the most beautiful script. Some are printed and not handwritten, so definitely keep that in mind. I really love that mine is handwritten. It feels very 'real' and authentic. Thank you for the best gift ever, Callie!! 


Casey said...

It's nice to know you have a little geek in you too! :)

Just Jess said...

What a sweet gift! I have a few friends that are huge Harry Potter fans so I will have to save this idea for their birthdays. Jess at Just Jess

chris julian said...

Hi Sydney,
I found your blog through Talbots, great blog. My question is about the source for the Harry Potter post. Could you please share, my daughter also huge fan would just love this. Thanks Chris

Summer Wind said...

Hi Chris, thanks so much for stopping by! The source is Etsy! There are a ton of different options there, but the exact one my sister got me can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qwmH0r ... Hope this helps and hope your daughter loves it just as much as I did!

Mariah Rickard said...

This is such an awesome gift idea!! How fun!


Lauren said...

This is such a great gift idea, I would have never thought of it, but I absolutely love it!



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