Tending Wildflowers

A set of cards about growing wildflowers… and love. Each has a homemade paper–wildflower seed infused piece that can be planted.

{Tutorial for homemade paper here at Family Fun’s website.  Instead of drying it as a sheet I put the pulp into cookie cutters and then popped out and dried that way. A little messy and a lot of fun!}

Left card–
“A single wildflower,
Given with love
Is better than
A dozen perfect roses
Given with indifference.”
– Anonymous

Right: “Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time, from “The Secret Garden”. I first came across it, over a decade ago, in Seminary.  Each morning we wrote in a notebook.  There was always a quote or scripture on the board and we would write our thoughts about it first thing while everyone was gathering.  The Secret Garden quote is one that stuck with me.  It doesn’t hurt that it was easy to memorize.  🙂  This inspirational quote is true in all aspects of my live.  If I can learn to tend a rose – in my thoughts, actions and words, then a thistle cannot grow in the same place.  Love that principle.  The constant tending is where I need to focus.  A drowning every week or month doesn’t work the same as constant watering and love.  And those little weeds?  So much easier to get rid of than after they have had time to take root.

Jim Bob and I put the quote on our wedding invitation (hidden behind the main photo as a bonus. 😉 ) to remind us that a marriage is worth tending:

The wildflower cards above are wonderful as anniversary or everyday giving.  I’m thankful for the reminder to refocus, recommit, and continue on in love.

{Credits:  All by Cosmo Cricket:  Earth love paperselements and candy candyEarly Bird paper packMr. Campy paper pack}
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  1. Ah, love this idea. I saw some cards a few years ago that were plantable but of course they cost like $15 for two or something really reasonable like that :). I am so going to try this. Awesome.

    • Let me know how it works out! The best part is you get to pick the exact seeds that go into the paper too. 🙂

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