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!)

Comments

Linda & Harriett
Tommy
October 13 2009

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

April - Everything Little Miss
October 13 2009

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

Cyd
October 13 2009

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

peggy | bluepoolroad
October 13 2009

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

duet letterpress
October 13 2009

what a sweet + lovely gesture.

katy elliott
October 14 2009

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

Bryn
October 13 2009

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.

sel
October 14 2009

thank you for such a wonderful post and sharing. xo

wordsandeggs
October 14 2009

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

julia
October 14 2009

wow-great idea and wonderful tribute! xoxo

ellestocked
October 16 2009

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!

Simone
October 16 2009

What a beautiful post and a wonderful idea….lovely.SimoneLondon, England

A Life More Fabulous
October 15 2009

What a wonderful way of honoring someone so special!

The Fancy Lady
October 16 2009

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

Jaime
October 16 2009

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.Jaimelaviejaime.blogspot.com

Susan
October 16 2009

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

claire
October 16 2009

I said a prayer for your mom today =)

Jessica
October 16 2009

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

Joanna
October 16 2009

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

snap + tumble
October 16 2009

Generous, sweet and inspiring. Thank you.

alexkeller
October 16 2009

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

Melanie Moskowitz
October 16 2009

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!

Jessica
October 17 2009

Your mom sounds like she was such a beautiful person.

...little gems...
October 17 2009

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. :)

Twirlie Whirlies
October 16 2009

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.

love-v
October 17 2009

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.

jen
October 17 2009

what a beautiful way to remember your mom!

southern daze
October 17 2009

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…

l'oeuf qui chante
October 17 2009

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

Dorkys Ramos
October 18 2009

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

two brunettes
October 18 2009

this is beautiful, and such an amazing thing!

Loni
October 18 2009

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

feltdivine
October 18 2009

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:)

Jessica
October 18 2009

This is such an awesome idea! Thanks!

ALFIE
October 19 2009

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.

the daily smudge
October 19 2009

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

- aurelie -
October 19 2009

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

Anonymous
October 19 2009

This is really sweet!Hester

Cassie
October 19 2009

What a thoughtful and imaginative tribute! New to your blog today but now a 'forever follower' xx(PS: Check out my new blog giveaway!)

Casey
October 19 2009

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 :)

Susan
October 19 2009

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!

chiara
October 19 2009

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!

Mariss
October 22 2009

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 :)

amberlee
October 20 2009

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

Catherine
October 23 2009

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

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