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Sky Lanterns

We stopped in Utah this weekend to drop off Moses at my in-laws house. {Thanks Don and Linda!} So I took the opportunity to throw myself a birthday party. Since it is kind of in the middle of nowhere and since there is lots of snow I decided to launch some sky lanterns. {The paper is non flammable so as long as it isn’t windy it is pretty safe but with the snow it was extra safe.} Here are some pictures with Paul’s family and a few of my friends. Don’t ask me about the legality of these because I didn’t even look into it. Also, the package says “100% biodegradable” but I’m guessing it isn’t very eco friendly since we were only able to track down a couple after the descended. {Here is a video to a sky lantern festival–they have them in several places all over the world.}

  1. Lalu

    January 12, 2009

    They’re very popular in Argentina during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We throw fireworks at night to receive those dates and the sky lanters fill the skies. Tha bad thing is that one of them got on fire and almost falls on me. Thank God for the wind that blew it away.

  2. laura

    January 12, 2009

    Nice! I photographed a wedding in Germany last summer and this was one of the traditions they did…beautiful red ones. They said the same thing about the legality, basically, don’t ask.

  3. Michelle

    January 12, 2009

    How cool! Happy birthday

  4. seesaw designs

    January 12, 2009

    beautiful. happy birthday!

  5. jennifer

    January 12, 2009

    jordan, i love the eliot quote on your latest plt club envelope!

  6. Smiling Mama

    January 12, 2009

    So beautiful!!

  7. Bryan and Sarah

    January 12, 2009

    Happy Birthday Jordan! What a great idea; I’m going to try that sometime!

  8. kimberly

    January 12, 2009

    happy birthday…jordan!

  9. the sassy kathy

    January 12, 2009

    very cute idea. happy bday!

  10. zobars

    January 13, 2009

    We used to have skylanterns during the month of January specially during the kite festival.

  11. Michelle Parks McCourt

    January 13, 2009

    i love this idea. where did you get them from?
    ps happy birthday!

  12. Jane Flanagan

    January 13, 2009

    Happy Birthday Jordan – hope you’re having a lovely holiday!


  13. chiara

    January 13, 2009

    happy day jordan! love the latest little birthday cards from the PLT Club too!

  14. Camnista

    January 13, 2009

    OH MY GOD, this is now on my life to do list! I MUST partake in one of those huge festivals where tons of people let these go, like in that video! It is so moving!

    And I think doing it as part of a weding is an amazingggggg idea too


  15. Julie

    January 13, 2009

    I always say the best birthday parties are the ones you throw for yourself.

    Cool lanterns. Never seen that before.

  16. Emily

    January 14, 2009

    what a fabulous idea! i’ve never seen this, but it’s simply wonderful.

  17. cheryl

    January 14, 2009

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your vacation!

  18. Moi

    January 14, 2009

    belated happy b’day Jordan……I am new here..chanced upon your blog…..these are beautiful…….they remind me of ballon festival at Albuquerque. What a beautiful way to celebrate one’s own b’day 🙂

  19. pret-a-party

    January 14, 2009

    oh my gosh, these are AMAZING! happy birthday, it looked like it was incredible

  20. tickledwhimsy

    January 14, 2009

    I’ve never seen these before, how beautiful! HB, what a wonderful celebration.

  21. Tracey

    January 15, 2009

    What a fun idea- like mini hot air balloons! Happy Birthday!

  22. Jessica

    January 16, 2009

    How lovely. I want to do this!

  23. Sabina

    January 16, 2009

    Wonderful photo – very cool.


  24. Kim

    January 17, 2009

    I grew up in South Africa and we built something like that in the 6th grade. The whole grade let them off together. Probably not the safest thing for 6th graders to be doing, but it was something they’d done for years.

    I love that you did this for your birthday!

  25. Jennifer

    January 18, 2009

    Welcome back and Happy Birthday

  26. Abbie, Syncopation

    January 19, 2009


  27. Chris

    January 19, 2009

    Very cool! A nice change from the usual balloons…

  28. Janna Howes

    January 22, 2009

    This is so beautiful! I would love to do this on my Birthday!


    January 25, 2009

    We had these in Iraq. The people there had never seen anything like it…and when we then explained the idea of a hot air balloon they were amazed.

  30. Adele White

    November 14, 2010

    Cool! I just ordered some. Thanks Jordan! I'm throwing an engagement party for my friend Mary and your blog is giving me SO many great ideas.

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