Giving The Gift of Love and Appreciation

This post is sponsored by Artsy Olive.  All opinions expressed are my own.

“Give me my flowers while I’m living.  Show me that you love and appreciate me while I’m still alive.”  Growing up my mom preached (and still does) the importance of showing and consistently letting those closest to our hearts how we feel about them before their time runs out on Earth.   Once our loved one depart permanently, you can’t rewind time and say all of the loving things you wished said or do the loving things you wished would have done.  Trust me, I learned this the hard way (again) when my surrogate grandmother passed a few weeks ago.
It had been a while since I’d talked to or seen her and surrogate grandfather.  Last Christmas Break I put going to see because long story short, I thought I’d have time to see them this Christmas Break.  I didn’t.  
Since my grandmother’s death, my mom’s words had really been resonating within my spirit.  I’ve mentioned here that this year has been really tough on my family, especially my mom.  She’s been in and out of the hospital and then there Hurricane Florence.  So, I knew that before 2018 closed out, I really wanted to give my mom a gift that would tell, show, and remind her not only how much I love and appreciate her, but how much her grandkids love and appreciate her as well.  That’s exactly why I decided on this personalized Amazing Mom print from Artsy Olive. 
As a lover of words and writer, one of the main ways I like to show my love and appreciation for my loved ones is through words.  I know we all grew up with the whole “sticks and stones may break bones” saying, but the truth about words is that what we say (and don’t say) can really affect people.  My mom like me is a lover of words as well and would appreciate this gift and she would get why I gave it to her.

It’s a gift that will last for years to come.  It’s a gift that she can put on her table or hang on the wall and whenever she looks at it, she’ll be reminded that she is loved and she is appreciated by me and the kids as well as what we love and appreciate about her.  I don’t get to see my mom everyday and there are times when play phone tag and miss each other’s calls and/or texts.  Knowing that we have given her her flowers so to speak for those days when we can’t be there, gives me a bit of peace.
I can’t say how grateful I am to have been been introduced to Artsy Olive.  Finding out about this family-owned print company came right on time because I was really struggling with coming up with a gift that served a purpose, was cute, but yet could be personalized that I hadn’t already given her.

And now that I’ve given her a print, I’ve been eying some of the other prints from Artsy Olive that I want to add to our home.   I love the variety of print designs and print sizes that they offer.  And customizing the prints is pretty much a breeze.  No rocket science required.  Also another big plus is that the prints come framed and you have a nice selection of different frame colors you pick from.  This is perfect, especially if you have rooms with different wall colors and tones.

So whether you’re looking to give a loved one a gift of love and appreciation or just want to add a little positivity to your own home, an Artsy Olive print is definitely worth considering.  You can use the code blog15 to get 15% off your order.  Also, you can enter this giveaway to be one of 5 winners to receive a FREE print from Artsy Olive.

How do you show love and appreciation to your loved ones?

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