Pierce is too young to make his Poppa a handmade Father's Day card this year, but that doesn't mean that my husband doesn't get a handmade card.
Kristin at Creations by Kristin makes cards for all occasions, crocheted hats and pacifier straps. I gave my mom and grandma some of her cards for Mother's Day this year (One each from me and Pierce.) and they were a big hit. And she gave me some beautiful thank you cards at my baby shower. Remember these from my shower post?
There's something so great about a handmade card. It says to the person you give it to, "I care about you so much that I'm not going to give you some generic, store bought card. I want the card you get to be an original, not something that 40,000 other daughters and sons gave their dad for Father's Day."
But...if you suck at making things like I do, your handmade card might say, "I ran out of time to get you a card and when I went to Hallmark this morning the line up was out the door and there were no cards left." No one likes to hear that on a special occasion, whether it is said or implied.
My Mom decided a while ago that she only wants handmade cards. So the Mother's Day before last I went to the scrapbooking store, picked out some nice paper and embellishments and lovingly made her a card that actually turned out pretty well. The first thing she said to me when she opened it was, "You didn't make this!" which to me is a compliment, but I can understand how to other people who are actually good at this sort of stuff it may not be. Then last year for her birthday, I was HUGELY pregnant, insanely uncomfortable and certain that if I didn't have a baby very soon, I would die. So I pulled a sheet of lined paper out of a notebook, folded it up and drew, with pen, two stick people, one of whom was pregnant with a stick baby in her belly, to represent my husband and I. She said she loved it. She lies.
So that none of you have to go through the shame of a lined paper card with stick people on it, Kristin has generously agreed to provide one of my readers with a handmade Father's Day card of their choice.
Here's how to enter:
1. Go to Kristin's blog and check out all of her cards then come back here and tell me which one is your favourite.
2. Join Kristin's Facebook group then come back here and leave a separate comment to tell me you did.
3. Follow me on twitter and tweet, "Give Dad a handmade Father's Day card without doing any of the work! Check out @piercesmomma's blog." And then leave me a comment telling me you did.
Each one is a separate entry, so if you do two, leave two different comments, if you do all three, leave three different comments. I'll use a random number generator to choose the winner. You have until 9pm EST on Thursday, June 10 to enter. The winner will be announced Friday morning and the card will be put in the mail for the winner no later than Monday so it'll have lots of time to get to you.