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Magical Hummingbird Folklore

My favorite legend of the magical hummingbird comes from the greeting card company, Papyrus

“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy, and celebration.  Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends.  Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday.  The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning, and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.”

A good friend recently told me that the presence of hummingbirds is a reminder to appreciate the sweet little things in life ♥

*Photocredit: “The Lovebirds” by Dean Crouser, Artist

watercolor by dean crouser

Two Holiday Favorites… Kinkade & Redlin Arts

Card-writing has become just a little bit more fun with my discoveries of Thomas Kinkade and Terry Redlin… along with those classic jingles, a mug of warm spicy tea, candlelight, and a large table to spread out and work.  I really envy their artistic skills!  Have you seen how gorgeous Kinkade’s and Redlin’s cards are?  Now that I found them, I wouldn’t dream of sending out anything else; though I might allow for a few exceptions ;).

I’ve been sending Kinkade cards to family and close friends for a few years now.  This Christmas I received a card from my favorite aunt (she’s been very kind to me over the years).  It was none other than Terry Redlin’s “Evening Frost.”  Glitter and an equally beautiful coordinating envelope!  That’s it!  I had to set out to find it and found it, I have!  I’m stocking up for next year.  Maybe this will in-turn inspire another =).

*Photocredit: Thomas Kinkade & Terry Redlin