a love note from Sloane
Today's prompt: handwriting
You know I love presents, right? I love the big gesture, like the Christmas after Sloane was born when Jeffrey secretly saved up and bought me a video camera so I record all Sloane's precious babyhood before it slipped away. I love the little gesture, like the note (above) that Sloane left for me in my closet, just because. I love the cards in the mail from far away friends. I love the packages that arrive from blogging friends packed full of creativity and love.
I don't just love getting presents, I love giving them. I love writing cards, leaving a note and a candy bar on a friend's desk, making care packages to send to Sloane at camp. I love mailing art and photographs to grandparents, and searching for the perfect gift to mark a birthday. There are so many great things to give, but the gift I give most often is a book. One of the books I read recently is by author/photographer JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon. I am so pleased to have a chance to give away a copy of her lovely book, "Getting Lost". It's full of beautiful black and white images like the one below. The words are all love notes full of wisdom from a mother to her daughter. Here is my favorite:
If you believe in magic, your life will be magical.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of "Getting Lost", just leave a comment below. Please tell me one of your favorite gifts to give. I'll draw the winner on August 17th. Good luck.
Update: Wow, you guys are wonderful gift givers. I am feeling inspired. The winner is Grace Gal. Congratulations.