My Mammy would’ve been 86 today, had she not dropped dead without due notice 16+ years ago. It was easy buying cards for her because I loved her. She did the best she could and: She wanted the glitteriest, ribbony, florally, BIGGEST card available. Once, I got her a stained glass card! She didn’t want a gift, just get that lady a FANCY CARD! Easy.
I’ve complained before about how difficult it is, picking out greeting cards for my parents, especially Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Many years, I avoid it altogether but I always get, ‘Rosie was here and asked why I didn’t have any cards displayed’ kind of statements.
I love picking out greeting cards, when I feel good things about the person. It’s fun! I love sending and receiving postcards!
When faced with a wall of ‘you’re the kindest/thanks for always being there for me’ and your biological parents belong in jail? Not so much.
I needed to get an anniversary card for my parents, my godparents and a father’s day card and thank you card for while I’m in Colorado. I plan ahead, obviously.
Mother’s Day was a close call but they had FROM YOUR DOG cards! I slipped by with using one of those ‘from Bobby.’ Of course, I purchased and signed it but it’s so much easier when it’s not from me.
Didn’t see a Father’s Day one like that but I found this one, which is at least half true. It’s a boy on the card, so I had to ‘fix’ it.
Touching, isn’t it?
As mentioned, I’ll be in Colorado, some 900 miles away for Father’s Day. I pre-addressed the envelope.
Then, the ridiculous, lovey-wuvy anniversary cards — or worse, religious ones. I found BABY BOBBIES! Even better? It’s so NON-COMMITTAL!
After all that angst, I found just about perfect answers for my BS-card-giving needs!