i get this every year...

memories
of my mother
card
painted
by her
over 20
years ago
tucked
in my box
christmas card

22 comments:

Jennifer said...

Gosh! That is beautiful! I love watercolors.
To have something made by her hands - what a treasure.

Susan Tuttle said...

How incredibly sweet and beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Susan
xo

Toni said...

That's wonderful to be able to open your box and have a beautiful painting by your mother to remember her by.

Amy said...

This is so precious...I too have a box, opening it is like an instant healing balm. Merry Christmas new friend;) ox

Jewels said...

Beautiful! It's amazing what memories we pull out at Christmas. They are precious.

jfrancis said...

The imagery of yesteryear
tells a story
still so dear
of pine needles
on a rugged tree
yet green and fragrant
to the heart
of a child.

vanessaann said...

aw, it is beautiful! i would have a hard time putting that away!

Claire said...

handmade is just always so much better...

Claire said...

I have a tin, old and rusted but filled with precious memories.

Elizabeth said...

beautiful - what a sweet way to remember her

Gayle said...

Oh, ELK, that is so beautiful. It is wonderful that you have things that your mom created and filled with love.

ELK, you are such an inspiration to me. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have something for you!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

This post really warms my heart.. I have a huge affinity for watercolors - to have a painting of your mother's as a sweet reminder... I pondered on it most of the day.

jeanamarie said...

beautiful. i also found it encouraging, in a way i'm not quite able to express at the moment - thank you :)

Relyn said...

Memories and mementos are such precious gifts, aren't they? To hold in your hands the beauty created by hers; such a wondrous thing.

m. heart said...

this is beautiful. i have several hand-painted christmas cards from my mom too. they are certainly treasured.

Beth said...

how fabulous that you have this....so beautiful !!

Ruth said...

What a beautiful painting and lovely treasure full of memories.

Georgia B. said...

wonderful watercolor! i love this medium of painting so much!

spread your wings said...

this is beautiful and so very special - i know it brings you great pleasure and stirs the emotions.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

she is a wonderful artist. just lovely.

MedaM said...

How sweet, beautiful, precious and touching this postcard is!

robin bird said...

this brought a little twang of loss to my heart. i miss my mom. she loved the holidays. i'm sending warm and happy thoughts to you!
xo