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Origami Birthday Cards and "Cootie Catchers"

I don't know about you, but I get bored with the same old birthday card every year. Today was my beloved husband's birthday and just a few days ago I was drawing a big blank for what to do. All I knew is that I did not want it boring. As usual, everything got in the way. My schedule was beyond full with elementary school meetings, church meetings, class assignments, cooking meals, and oh, yeah, my full time job.

As I got home from picking up the kids from school Thursday night, I told them to go inside and make Daddy a nice birthday card. Do you remember the little origami fortune tellers, sometimes called cootie catchers, that we folded back in childhood? I remember having hours of fun with those things. We folded them in Sunday school, Girl Scouts, and all the time at home.

Right now, my sons are going through an origami phase, though theirs is more of a Star Wars origami, based on the series of books that started with The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. For days I have had ori…