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Happy Father’s Day

Fathers are just the best right? The ones you can always run to, whose arms are always wide open. My dad is the perfect dad for me. He loves me no matter what. He even laughs at my jokes. He likes to roll his eyes at my mom with me. He plays a bagpipe and has the full kilt attire with Piper shoes and everything. He even has a tartan tie. I want him to get tartan pants, but no such luck there. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. The color green doesn’t belong on his plate. He hates the sand but loves the mountains. He redefines the meaning of a road trip, i.e. do not leave the road, no matter how bad you have to go to the bathroom. He has never left my side, no matter how mean I was to him growing up.

I have learned a lot about a Father’s love in these past few years. I have learned that our Father in heaven will never leave our side, no matter what we have done to screw up. He loves us unconditionally and he never changes. No matter what. He gives and he gives, and gives even more especially when we don’t deserve it. A Father’s grace.

Learning this about my heavenly Father has taught me to appreciate my own father. He never leaves me and gives unconditionally. Always trying to help, never hinder. Always keeping my best interest in mind. Always holding my hand through the hard times. So this is a shout out to my dad who I have never loved more and who I have never appreciated more in my life.

I love you, Dad!

Similarly to my June birthday cards, I illustrated my Father’s Day cards too… and here they are for your visual pleasure.

1. My Dad’s card, inspired by his Crawford tartan

2. My father-in-law’s card, inspired by his home grown veggie and fruit garden

3. My grandpa’s tie, inspired by a Snoopy figurine he had while I was growing up

4. My godfather’s tie, inspired by his never ending hunger for our leftovers! (it’s a garbage disposal, not my best)

Tell me about your fathers!!

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!


  • June 24, 2010


    You rock the garbage disposal. Just saying.

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