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MOTHERS - HEROES WALK AMONG US April 10 2018, 0 Comments

Mothers are not always recognized and acknowledged for their powerful position in the world. On Mother’s Day, May 13th, we have the opportunity to celebrate our mothers, in person or in memory. This is a day to formally honour the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.



The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in West Virginia. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.

The enormous debt we owe our mothers is acknowledged in many ways. In his essay “The Difference Between Mothers and Heroes” Lance Conrad summarizes three things all heroes have in common:
    •    Heroes answer the call
    •    Heroes have what it takes
    •    Heroes are willing to die for their case

History reveals that giants sometimes walk into the room holding a bag of groceries, driving a car, inspiring children to shoot for the stars,  saving our lives, changing destiny. The below three links that tell amazing stories about heroic mothers.

8 Heroic Mothers from the Past
Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust
Top 12 Warrior Moms in History



We can honour and celebrate our mothers best on May 13th by acknowledging her special place in the world. Now would be a good time to get her a card which will reach her just in time for Mother's Day. I've created four new cards to choose from. Order  one from the online catalogue of card today.

Motherhood is powerful. The continuation of the world as we know it depends on them.

Hasta leugo

Val


A Message To My Readers September 20 2017, 0 Comments

 

 Welcome to my corner of the internet. I've been designing cards for a few years and look forward to sharing regular new creations with you, whether you are someone looking for a card for a special occasion, another card designer, or someone looking to sell my cards in your shop. I hope you'll find something here for you, or someone you love and care about.

Future posts will include updates on card offerings, some behind the scenes peaks at my process and what influences me.  I will share inspiring quotes and thoughtful words of great minds of poets, writers, musicians, philosophers, and artists. But there's more…

I'm going to offer you, my reader, regular tips on writing meaningful messages for celebration, condolence, and appreciation. We all love to buy and give cards, but sometimes we lack the words to say, ' I love you', 'I appreciate you', or 'I am sorry'.  I will help you with that. 

I always welcome reader feedback, so if you have something to share on a topic, a question, or want to suggest a future post or card, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments section or send me an email.

Hasta luego!

Val