We just love stories like this. Since Lila and Erma met nearly 56 years ago, they’ve carried on a very special tradition. Each year, during their birthdays, they send each other the same birthday card, inscribed with a new message. The card goes one way in December, and then back the other way in August.

From: Youtube / CTV News

Over the years the card has gotten a little beat up and worn out, but you can clearly see the love and friendship in it. In the following clip from CTV News, the two share the funny way they met, as well as the history of the card. It just goes to show that it’s not always the value of the item that makes it so important to us!