As a child, I remember being slightly in awe of the Hallmark store. Something about the perfectly polished keepsakes waiting in glittering rows held a magic for me that I can’t quite articulate. The allure hasn’t faded in adulthood, either. Who wouldn’t love a store filled with things specifically made to show your love and brighten someone’s day?
The most important upcoming holiday, of course, is Mother’s Day. It can be such a hard time for some of my friends who have lost their moms and grandmothers. I try to count my blessings and honor my own mom, not only on this day but every day of the year. The older I get, the more I realize that the only thing with any true meaning on this earth is time with the people you love. Everything else is just a pretty distraction.
And the person you consider your mother may not be your biological one, but the aunt or grandma or unrelated woman who raised you as her own. Our hearts are not constrained by societal convention. I can attest that my own little family has been stitched together purely by will, bound by the golden threads of mutual care and respect.
Whoever you wish to show your appreciation to on this day, Hallmark has the perfect card ready for you. From the stunningly beautiful to the slyly humorous, the quality and warmth of these cards shines through. Handing one of these to someone I love makes me feel for a moment like I’m a tiny girl again, gazing up at the shelves, a little spark of magic warming my soul.
I received a selection of fantastic cards from Hallmark to share with my loved ones as part of their #PutYourHeartToPaper promotion. Check out the fun and gorgeous greetings below! Some of my favorites include the Queen of Hearts, the one that includes a lovely, wearable necklace, and the googly-eyed, slightly naughty giraffe.
Hallmark would also like to share a package of five beautiful, randomly selected cards with one of my readers. This is going to be a quick giveaway, so get those entries in now!
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