On the softly shiny pashmina pink cover is a silhouette of a cherry tree. Open the card and the 3-D tree pops to life, covered in gorgeous pink cherry blossoms. In the inside corner of the card are a pink drawing of a bird and a tiny dragonfly. Put a lamp or bright daylight behind the card to watch all the blossoms twinkle between shadows and sparkle.
This is a card to give a mother, a wife, a Valentine, a grandmother, a gardener, for a Japanese friend or someone who admires Japanese culture and the festival of Hanami, for an anniversary, wedding, a teacher, a birthday or a new birth or a new home.
It is impossible to be sad in the presence of a cherry tree in full bloom. That’s just a fact. Their branches, heavy with pillowy flowers, bow to greet you as you pass by, and their sweet scent lingers in your memory as the true sign of spring. I designed this card to cheer up a friend who’s been having a rough time, and I just know it will brighten the day of your favorite recipient, too.
Cherry blossoms represent the fragility and the beauty of life. They remind us that life is overwhelmingly beautiful but also tragically short. Cherry trees bloom for a short time each year in brilliant profusion, serving as a visual reminder of how precious and precarious life is. In Japan people come together to view the cherry tree blossoms and marvel at their beauty, in a festival called Hanami. They aren’t just thinking about the flowers themselves, but also about the larger meaning and deep cultural tradition the cherry blossom tree.
I want to do with you what the spring does with cherry trees. ~Pablo Neruda
He loved her like the first time every time. Like the first time all the time. ~ C.J. Carlyon
Your life should always come with hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel.
Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.