Bowl Not Included

With-Cherries-on-Top Mother’s Day

Did you know that Mother’s Day originated in Philadelphia? On May 12, 1907, Anna Jarvis held a memorial service to celebrate her late mother who was an organizer of women’s groups to promote friendship and health. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.

It was originally customary to wear a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother. That developed into wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased.

You might ask, Why not create a card with carnations? What does a Cherry have to do with Mother’s Day? No reason. It just happened I was practicing this watercolor and liked how it turned out. In case you need further rationalization: what’s not to love about cherries? If you are a women reading this… come on…. Cherry?! Seriously.?…. That thought aside, cherries are indeed symbolic of fertility and feminism. So cheers to Moms and all those who have or are serving as Moms.

Personally, I have learned that Cherries on top of chocolate ice cream is divine. While I am not necessarily a fan of chocolate ice cream, when my sister-in-law introduced us to this combination, we fell in love.

“Cherries on Top” makes everything taste better.

Unfortunately the card does not include a bowl full of ice cream but nonetheless is full of love and best wishes.

Happy Mother’s Day

Cheery Cherry Card

Published by Helena

After a diverse career in Corporate America, I am freeing myself of a ton of ego traps; chief among them is "perfectionism." Watercolor, when left to its own devices and imperfections seems to create something more beautiful than intended. I am still a student and love the learning journey. Sharing that with friends and family in the form of greeting cards, has been a surprise filled with joy.

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