Being the oldest child has certain advantages. As babies we are the recipients of a level of parental enthusiasm that there is little energy for when the younger siblings come along. Not that my brother or sister were neglected, but I got things like the filled out baby books and scrapbook of every greeting card I ever received (the scrapbooking ceased as soon as my brother came along). Parents with a toddler and a newborn have better things to do.
Now, what do you really do with all these old Christmas cards, valentines and birthday cards in the 21st Century? Well, a few of them finally got recycled for today’s piece in the 2011 Project.