Mother’s Day is May 11th. So for April, we are celebrating Moms, and looking for our Hero of the Month. You nominate a mom (yours, someone else’s – doesn’t matter!) and we choose a HERO and give her a year’s worth of free custom photo flags. The winning mom can make them, donate them to charity or share them with friends – and keep on giving back.
This is an easy post to write – my mom is a vibrant woman, full of energy and ideas and love. My mom was born from a marriage of my German Lutheran Grandmother & my Sicilian Catholic Grandfather. She is of both worlds. I see her German roots as she is tenacious and hardworking and she never lets anything stand in her way. She taught me a strong work ethic and the value of an education. I see her Sicilian roots in her laughter, her dancing and music, and her passions that she throws herself into. My mom is a beautiful mix of the human spirit and I love to hear about each of her adventures.
But that’s just why I love my mom – She is my hero because of what she taught me when I was a little girl. She raised my brother and me in NY state while going back to school at night. She did not have much at the time – but she infused everything we did with joy. Going to the library was a treat. Sharing a bowl of ice cream was a treat. Nearly everything was free – walks in the park, contra dancing at the YMCA, rolling down the world’s highest hill, laughing like crazy, swimming in a public park, reading a book together, learning to cook, reading and reading and reading – my mom infused the world with enthusiasm. And that is perhaps the most important lesson I learned growing up: find joy – embrace it, learn from it, live it. Even if it is only for a moment – find your joy every day. That’s what I wish for all of you.
With that said, we want to hear about YOUR Mom!! Use the form on this page – or leave us a post on Facebook telling us why your Mom is special and deserving of the Flagology HERO Award for April – I’m sure she would be delighted to
win a year’s worth of free flags for her garden!
*Please note, this contest is no longer active.* Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.