Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mother's Year Cards

btw, I never knew my ears stuck out from my head until I saw this picture two weeks ago
For my mom’s 2013 Christmas gift, I wanted to mail her a card on every holiday for one year. I’d pick the most beautiful card I could find and include a letter with something I genuinely love about her. But then I thought it was a stupid Christmas gift and I got her a book or something. By Mother’s Day, I decided it was good idea, and I spent the last year mailing a bunch of Mother’s Year Cards.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but this has been the best idea I’ve ever had my entire life. It's such a simple thing, but it has completely changed our relationship in the best way - I guess it's usually the simple things that do that. I only planned on mailing cards for a year, but there’s no way I can stop now. It won’t be for every holiday, but I plan on sending a card on her birthday, my birthday, and Mother’s Day. I realize that’s a bare minimum for what many people send anyway, but it’s a huge improvement for me.

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The card I sent last Mother’s Day
The card I’m sending this Mother’s Day
The best of all the cards, even though I could never send it to my mom
The Mother's Day Card roundups that I look forward to every year


  1. This is a really great idea - I might steal it for myself. :) And, as always, you have impeccable taste in cards. xoxo

    1. omg. Aly I have been meaning to text you this for WEEKS. The card you gave me with Jack's book?!?! I BOUGHT THE EXACT SAME ONE last month. same same.


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