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Mother's Day is just 2 weeks away, everyone! Do you have any fun plans to celebrate the special Moms in your life? Maybe she will be enjoying breakfast in bed, followed by a day of pampering? Maybe she will get a day of peace and quiet so she can read a book, take a bubble bath, or use the restroom in peace? Maybe you're taking Mom somewhere absolutely fabulous to celebrate her special day?
No matter what your Mother's Day plans may be, it's time to make Mom feel unique, appreciated, and special. After all, Moms make the world go 'round, after all!
I'd like to tell you about a very special Mom that I know. She's such an inspiration, and the folks at Hallmark agree! In fact, they have helped me to honor this special lady by sending her a gorgeous, surprise bouquet of Hallmark Flowers. How cool is that?!
Anyway, as many of you know, my childhood friend, Erin, recently received a heart and liver transplant. She actually got her new heart on Valentine's Day. (How perfect is that?!) Erin still has a long road to recovery, but she's making tons of progress, and I am SO incredibly proud of her!
Erin was born with a series of complex CHDs. (Congenital Heart Defects) Erin has been fighting for her life since the day she was born-literally!
Over the past 34 years, Erin has endured multiple surgeries, one of which saved her life as a child. The Fontan surgery came with some side-effects that doctors didn't foresee 25+ years ago.
This surgery, which saving Erin's life at the time, also caused both her heart and her liver to start failing due to internal pressure issues. By the time this was properly diagnosed, the damage was already done. Erin ended up getting listed with UNOS to receive a new heart and liver, and she left her home in Virginia to await her transplant at HUP in Philadelphia. She arrived there last fall, and spent the Holidays admitted in the hospital.
That's right....Erin spent several months in the hospital awaiting the call that her miracle had arrived. She wasn't alone, however. Erin's Mom, Crystal, was by her daughter's side the entire time. She left her home as well, and has been in Philadelphia this whole time, too. She's been staying at a house set up for the families of transplant patients, and her life has literally revolved around making sure that Erin is well cared for. She's always been Erin's strongest advocate, and she selflessly put her own life on hold to walk hand and hand with Erin throughout her transplant journey.
In addition to being a wonderful support system for Erin, Crystal has overcome a lot, herself! She is a 2 time breast cancer survivor, and has never lost her faith, no matter what life has thrown her way.
I thought that Crystal deserved something extra special this Mother's Day. Not only has she been an amazing Mom to my friend, Erin, she has been an inspiration to so many. Her unwavering faith, her undying love for her child, and her gentle spirit are absolutely beautiful, just like SHE is.
To surprise Crystal, the awesome folks at Hallmark Flowers sent her a surprise bouquet of their signature flowers for Mother's Day. She had no idea they were coming, and they were definitely quite a surprise! From what I hear, they were absolutely stunning, and Crystal is enjoying them very much.
You can follow Erin's journey on Facebook at Erin's Transplant Journey.
I also received a bouquet of Hallmark Flowers to check out for myself. They were delivered by FTD, and were incredibly well-packaged. The flowers were fresh and vibrant, and the vase was intact as well.
A special detail that I absolutely love about my Hallmark Flowers is their presentation. The flowers came wrapped in a very pretty floral sleeve, that included Hallmark branding and a cute sentiment tag. This is the commitment to quality I've come to know and love about the Hallmark brand! They pay close attention to every detail to ensure that their flowers are extra special, just like the recipient!
This is the FTD® So Special Bouquet by Hallmark. Hand-picked fresh from select floral farms and bringing together bright white and eye-catching hot pink hues, it's perfect for a happy occasion or sending a "just because" surprise. Presented with a clear glass vase and a keepsake Hallmark tag that reads, "So special, so loved." Bo
uquet includes: white Asiatic Lilies, hot pink roses, hot pink matsumoto asters, hot pink tulips, white monte casino asters, and lush greens.
Isn't this absolutely gorgeous?!
I am definitely very pleased with my Hallmark Flowers. Even a few days after receiving them, my flowers are in bloom, fresh, and they smell amazing, too. I absolutely love the mixture of flowers used in this bouquet, as they offer a very nice assortment of blooms that compliment each other very well.
If you're still looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift and you want to give Mom the very best this year, I would definitely recommend checking out all of the beautiful floral arrangements that Hallmark Flowers has to offer.
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The introductory Hallmark Flowers collection features 11 curated floral bouquets. Each bouquet is wrapped in a Hallmark-branded floral sleeve and tissue to help gift recipients associate these arrangements with quality, caring and luxury. The collection also includes 11 beautiful, fresh potted plants. A Hallmark sentiment tag to match the occasion complements each bouquet and plant.
The full lineup and more information is available at www.HallmarkFlowers.com
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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