Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 19th: Cards for Just Because


Ever since my mom passed away in 1998, the thing people tell me most about her is how she would do things for them that always made them feel special - like leaving pumpkins on friends' doorsteps, or tending her friend's garden outside his store, or picking & delivering flowers from her garden. My best friend remembers how she brought her black jelly beans (her favorite) to her sports games. And of course, I'll always remember how she never let us leave the house without a giant hug. I'd be halfway to the driveway, and she'd call me back for a squeeze. It was these little things she did that made her her - and in turn made us feel special, feel thought of, feel loved.

So, in her honor, and on her birthday, we are giving away note cards in exchange for a promise to send this card to someone - just because. Simply email us at lindaandharriett@gmail.com with your name & snail mail address, and we'll send you a note card & envelope. That's it.

We hope you'll join us in honoring my mom by spreading a little Just Because love.

[I'll be taking a little time off from blogging. I'll be back next Monday.]

Update: Please send your emails to us by 12 noon EST on Monday, October 19 so we can get them all out that day. Thank you so much!

Update again: Attention Brooklynites! I'll be at Blue Sky Bakery on Monday, October 19 from 10am til 1pm giving away cards and stamps! Write your card there while enjoying the best muffins around or take it with you to write later. (Thanks, Blue Sky!)

45 comments:

April - Everything Little Miss said...

You're so sweet. This is a beautiful way to remember your mom. ♥

Tommy said...

What an awesome tribute to a wonderful lady, Liz. I hope you have a relaxing blogging break. :)

duet letterpress said...

what a sweet + lovely gesture.

peggy | bluepoolroad said...

liz, i have tears in my eyes. thanks so much for sharing. my mom is my best friend... xoxo

Cyd said...

Beautiful. A really lovely way to honor your mom - she sounds like such a wonderful person.

Bryn said...

This is beautiful, Liz. I'm inspired. And I appreciate that you share so openly with all your readers. Enjoy the downtime away from the blog.

katy elliott said...

Very sweet Liz! A great way to remember your mom and spread the love!

julia said...

wow-great idea and wonderful tribute! xoxo

wordsandeggs said...

What a lovely, touching gesture. Just sent you an email...

sel said...

thank you for such a wonderful post and sharing. xo

A Life More Fabulous said...

What a wonderful way of honoring someone so special!

Simone said...

What a beautiful post and a wonderful idea....lovely.

Simone
London, England

ellestocked said...

What a great idea! Such a sweet way to remember your mother. I LOVE all your cards and stationary! Can't wait to get the 2010 calendar!

The Fancy Lady said...

thats such a sweet post your mom sounds like a wonderful mom and person. I hope one day when im gone people remember the little things i spent extra time on for them and things i try and do to make them feel special . Id love to win i have the perfect person to send this to.
In case you need my email its thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com

claire said...

I said a prayer for your mom today =)

Susan said...

What a lovely tribute to your mom. It is clear that she is a part of you :O)

Jaime said...

This is so nice- saw this linked from The City Sage blog. I wil def send the letter to someone special. Going to email you.

Jaime
laviejaime.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

A very beautiful and moving post. I just sent you an email. :-)

Jessica said...

This is a wonderful thing. I would be honored to send one of your lovely cards to someone to make their day.

Melanie Moskowitz said...

What a lovely idea. I received a card just because this week and it made me feel so special. I would love to do the same for someone else. Someone like my mom, she gives all the time and deserves some unsolicited appreciation. Thank you for this!

alexkeller said...

so sweet - i love doing things for people and giving little gifts, just because. thank you for a wonderful way to do that :)

snap + tumble said...

Generous, sweet and inspiring. Thank you.

Twirlie Whirlies said...

What a lovely tribute. I'm going to sign up for one those beautiful cards because I lost my mother in 2000 to breast cancer.

I'm going to send the card to my Dad.

...little gems... said...

What a beautiful gesture. Thank you for allowing all us to take part in your remembrance to your mother. Thank you to my special friend who directed me to your post. :)

Jessica said...

Your mom sounds like she was such a beautiful person.

jen said...

what a beautiful way to remember your mom!

love-v said...

Sending a card, just because, is something I love to do. Sending a Linda & Harriet card to someone I love, just because, in honor of your mother would be my pleasure. I'd love to bring some joy to someone in her honor.

l'oeuf qui chante said...

That's a beautiful post and a beautiful way to remember your mother. Thanks for sharing with us.

southern daze said...

What a beautiful post and such a wonderful way to "toast" her birthday. Both my grandmother and aunt will be celebrating a birthday on the 19th so I know just how special your mom must have been.

Hugs...

Loni said...

What an awesome legacy, and what a beautiful way to celebrate such a beautiful life! Thank you for sharing, and encouraging me to do something "just because"...

Blessings,
Loni

two brunettes said...

this is beautiful, and such an amazing thing!

Dorkys Ramos said...

This is such a sweet way of paying it forward and remembering your mom.

Jessica said...

This is such an awesome idea! Thanks!

feltdivine said...

Thank you Liz for inspiring me to felt some angel wings for my mother....'just because'...it was my brother's birthday yesterday and sadly we lost him 3 years ago...thank you for your honest and gorgeous post:)

- aurelie - said...

This is a lovely idea, and a very beautiful way to remember and honor your mom…

the daily smudge said...

this is such a beautiful idea... a hug in mailbox!!

ALFIE said...

this idea is so lovely. i moved by your memories of your mother. i can't wait to send out a card in her honor! she sounds like she was a fabulous woman.

Cassie said...

What a thoughtful and imaginative tribute!
New to your blog today but now a 'forever follower' xx

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Anonymous said...

This is really sweet!
Hester

chiara said...

Such a great idea and a nice way to honor your mom! I'm sad I missed you at Blue Sky (especially since I live just two blocks away!) - just saw a post on Black Eiffel too late!

The cards are beautiful! Love them!

Susan said...

You are so blessed to have such warm, loving memories of your mom.
This is a wonderful idea to honor her. She was blessed to have such a sweet daughter, too!

Casey said...

aw, I'm too late to get a free card :( but, I think this is a great idea and I'm going to send a few cards to some friends tomorrow :)

amberlee said...

how beautiful. thanks for sharing these sweet stories. and what a perfect gesture.

Mariss said...

Your mom sounded like a wonderful and generous woman, Liz! I'm sure she's be so happy to know that you're passing on her generosity. Big hugs to you :)

Catherine said...

I received the notecard today, it's beautiful.
Thank you so much.

Catherine