We wanted to thank everyone who came out to Saturday’s card making event for Mother’s Day at Der Schwarze Kolner. In total, the children created almost 100 cards to give to their moms. Some even made cards for their grandmothers that will be mailed around the world. Nothing fills my heart more than knowing that on this Sunday moms will open their card and know the love their children have for them.
The flower handprint card design we made was inspired by the love of our little ones. Their handprint will never get smaller than it is right now. We feel it’s important to relish in the joy of your baby (no matter their age), but especially when they are little and things seem so difficult. The days are long, but the years are short!! Our card design captures that and I could feel it as soon as I pressed each child’s hand on each card.
Once we had the “stems” of the flower in place, the children then used their creativity and tissue paper to turn their handprint into a beautiful flower that their mom can keep forever. We loved seeing the joy on their face while they put all their feelings for their moms onto the paper through their art.
We are so passionate about the job of mothering. There’s no job I’ve ever had that was more physically and emotionally difficult, but I’ve also never been paid with a more rewarding and fulfilling currency than the love of my children and the time I get to spend with them. We love celebrating all the moms out there and want to make sure that feeling doesn’t get overlooked or missed because of the demands of the job.
If you are reading this and haven’t made a mother’s day card for the mom in your life (or if you have a child and are in charge of helping them make the card) – there’s still time. We’d love you to recreate our design from last Saturday with your little one or even try out this design from our YouTube video!!
Our sample // Max's card - our youngest of the day. How cute is that little hand print?Georgia's Butterfly card - As seen in our YouTube Video.
The important part to remember is, as a mom, we just want to feel appreciated. - husbands and dads I’m talking to you! - Take the moment, write a note, have the conversation with your kids about why they love mom, make some art, cook breakfast, or buy a flower. On Sunday let your mom know how you feel. I promise, it will mean the world to her and you will also enjoy the moment of gratitude.
I personally look forward to Sunday, not only to open the cards my kids made for me Saturday, but also to feel the love from the mothers across Brooklyn that will be opening the cards the children made at DSK. I’m looking forward to spending time with my mom as well….cause no matter how old you get, your mom will always be your mom!
We’d like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, thank the fabulous women at Sawyer for Co-hosting this event with us, and thank Randi from DSK for hosting us – we know you will love the card Sophie made for you!!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all!!