I am sending you my warmest wishes; as always I am thinking of you at Christmas.
Wishing you and your Family a wonderful festive season blessed with love, joy, peace, and hope.
your dad Farshid
I know that the package I sent you this year has been received, and by now you must have opened it and see the contents, so I am not spoiling a surprise for you. I hope you will like gifts I chose for you. Have an enjoyable Christmas dear Atria.
I hope your day is filled with wonderful things. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.
This year I chose for you something to help you celebrate unforgettable moments, express your individuality and aspire to be better. I hope it will be the start of your own collection of charms celebrating many wonderful life events, experiences and people who love you. The first charm for your bracelet is a reminder that you are and you always will be my daughter, I am your dad and I love you.
I saw that you already collected your gift from the post office in Woking on the 14th of June. I sent it a bit earlier to ensure it reaches you in time for your celebrations. I hope you like it.
Happy Birthday Atria
this year on Women’s Day I wish you a lot of self-confidence, ability to embrace everything that makes you unique, believe in yourself, perseverance and self-discipline in purseing your dreams, and kindness towards yourself and others. I would wish for you grow up to be a strong, confident, warm and loving woman.
“To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
Dear Atria, I had a bit of a rough start of the Christmas Day, but finally about 10am, I got out of the bed and opened my Christmas gifts. It’s not so much about the presents, but about knowing that people around me care enough to write a card, make an effort and choose something for me and share with me.
I hope you had a lovely morning today and you enjoyed unwrapping your gifts. I also hope you like what I’ve chosen for you. I thought everyone likes a cozy pyjamas :-)
Wishing you a very joyful festive season. I will be thinking of you during the Christmas dinner and I hope some day we can sit by the same table and share it together. Merry Christmas Atria!
Happy Halloween Atria! I am not sure if the girls of your age still go trick-or-treating, but you certainly may be going to a Halloween party. I would be interested to know what is your costume? I can't remember attending any of Halloween parties myself, but I suppose you owe to chose something scary, so I would probably chose to be a Dracula or a Wizzard.
Traditionally, like almost every year I carved a pumpkin which you can see in the photograph above. Can you guess what it is? Well... it's a Were-rabbit ;-)
Happy Halloween again, enjoy, whatever you're doing today.
Dear Atria, I assume you went away for Christmas holidays or were busy with your friends & family and therefore the Christmas gift I sent you this year has not been yet collected. I checked today and it is still waiting for you at the Woking sorting office. You can arrange delivery via website or using the telephone number provided. You can also go and collect it in person from the sorting office. Please see details below.
I hope you will be able to collect it soon and you will enjoy it.
A new year is all about starting afresh and realising your dreams. Have a Happy New Year Atria and happy beginnings to whatever you want to do or change this year.
My Mum and Anna's Dad shall continue to live in our hearts through the memories they left behind. We miss them, especially at times like Christmas when the families gather together to celebrate.
Hopefully soon the scientists will find a cure for cancer and one day it will be treated as simply as a common cold today. Do you think it is far fetched? Maybe... but, well, years ago a very powerful Egyptian queen died from untreated dental abscess. Today abscess treatment is not only very simple but also widely affordable and accessible to everyone, even if they are not a King or a Queen. So let’s keep our hopes up.
Below there are pictures of your Christmas card and present which today at 12.51pm postman attempted to deliver unsuccessfully.
Go to Royal Mail website (Tracking number AF257623564GB) and rearrange a delivery or take the card they left at your address to the local sorting office and collect in person. I hope you get it before Christmas.
Wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful, magical Christmas filled with love, joy and happiness.
Love from dad :-)
Your Birthday is approaching soon, so I sent you a card and a birthday gift. I am now in Iran, but I chose what I want to get for you and Anna did the shopping and posting on my behalf. The parcel for you was posted 5 days ago so you can receive it well in time before your Birthday. I hope you will find time to collect it from the Post Office before then. In the meantime I am going to describe the gifts I chose for you.
From the message on the card you already know what are the other gifts. The fist one is 'The Secret', a book (or rather audiobook in this case - I thought you could listen to it on your iPod I got you last year) by Rhonda Byrne. I didn't read or listen to it myself but I checked out the reviews and I thought it is a type of lecture that teaches a positive attitude towards life and conveys good values. 'The Secret' contains wisdom from modern-day teachers - men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. Rhonda Byrne explains that by controlling your thoughts and ensuring that they are of a positive nature, anything, in any aspect of life, is achievable. More specifically, The Secret explains the law of attraction meaning that like things attract, so positive thoughts can create positive outcomes while negative thoughts would create that negative reality.
The book goes on to apply the concept of positivity to health, relationships, abundance, thankfulness, and ultimately life. Indeed the point is to be happy now, feel good now. Joy, love, freedom, happiness, laughter. That’s what it is. That's what I wish you in life. I hope you will enjoy listening to this book and maybe you could tell me about it more?
The secod gift is a book by Lois Blyth called 'The Little Pocket Book of Happiness' which explains how to love life, laugh more and live longer. It's a nice little book packed with great advice, powerful quotations and cute illustrations. I wish you all the happiness in the world and I hope this book will help you to find it.
The review of the book says:
The Little Pocket Book of Happiness offers a more joyous approach to living and thinking; a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world; simple things you can do to reconsider your life consciously so that you can decide whether now is the time when you can be happier. It includes strategies to warm the heart and open the mind to the extraordinary power of happiness. It shares the experiences of others and provides the closest we might have to a happiness 'formula'. The good news is, happiness is within everyone's grasp.
Below are some picture from the inside of the book so you can have a feel what it is about. I myself saw only the pictures but based on them I really like the book and I hope you will like it too and that it will help you to find more happiness, joy, laughter and love in your life.
And here are all the presents before wrapping and then wrapped. There are also two pairs of socks that Anna thought are very cute and girly, so I hope you will like them. Happy Birthday my Princess! I hope you will have a wonderful day on your Birthday celebrating with friends and family.
Dear Atria, wishing you a joyful Easter, fresh hopes coming with the Spring, good time with friends and family and everything what makes you really happy.
Below is a picture of Anna's Easter decorations in her house. This year I am spending Easter in Iran with my parents. Madar Jan is in a critical condition at the hospital. I sent you a letter about it, so you should find out more soon.
Have a good Easter.
Your dad Farshid.
This is our little Easter display for this year. Do you have one as well? Did you receive any chocolate eggs or maybe you are taking part in an Easter egg hunt?
I hope you enjoy whatever you do this Easter and have a lovely time with your family and friends filled with joy, laughter and lots of happy surprises. Have a wonderful Easter my dear Daughter.
With love, your Dad Farshid
I am your dad Atria.