I’m so excited to be sharing the below video with all of you on my blog today. As you guys know, I work for Hallmark And when they asked me to team up with them to do this video with my mother-in-law Joanne I was honestly super grateful. Grateful not only that I was going to get to express what an incredible woman my mother-in-law is, but also grateful that Hallmark was giving me the chance to tell it to the world! Plus, I just really love the message of this entire campaign. I think we all sometimes think that we need to do some grand gesture to let someone know how much they mean to us. But really, at the end of the day, writing down your feelings in a card and putting how you feel about someone into words is really the most powerful thing you can do.
I hope you guys take a minute to watch this video to learn more about the incredible woman that I get to call my mother-in-law.
I cry every time I watch that video. I honestly don’t know how I would’ve gotten through the first month of being a mom to two kids under two without Joanne‘s help. I’m eternally grateful and it’s so special to have this video to remember that time. We filmed it when I was four weeks postpartum and now that I’m four months postpartum it’s only fitting that while I’m posting this Joanne is actually visiting us again from Chicago and helping us with the little ones. I was grateful for her back then and I’m grateful for her now.
And I know this goes without saying but I also want to publicly acknowledge my own mother! She’s been there for us so much since the kiddos were born and she’s coming back out in a few weeks to help again! If she were in town when we filmed this video she would’ve been part of it too. I love her to pieces and I sent her a Hallmark card expressing how much she means to me too!
So I hope this is encourages all of you today to let someone out there know how much they mean to you! Put it into words with a card! It will mean so much to them! And head on over to Hallmark, to see other touching stories from people (like Gabrielle Union!) of how cards made an unexpected difference in someones life and you can enter for a chance to win free cards for a year and a $500 gift card to use on someone special in YOUR life! So check it out!