Celebrating My Other Mothers on Mother’s Day + Free LovePop Card for You

To put it simply, I had a jacked up childhood. I’m okay with it. My twenties were a mess but I say it built character. It’s like riding the school bus, that also builds character. Mother’s Day never really hit hard for me until I was a mom myself. The actual physical act of being a mother alone is an Olympic sized achievement, I mean have you witnessed a pregnancy / childbirth? But, beyond the labor is the love, the unconditional love which can only be grown from family.

I’ll be the first to tell you, perfectly complimenting my jacked up childhood is a jacked up family, but who’s family is perfect right? Let’s just say I could’ve written Modern Family fifteen years ago. There’s been ups and downs and all out black out periods, but looking back I think things turned out just the way they were supposed to. The end result?

One biological mother, a sister-mother and a surrogate mother who have all played a huge role in the mother I have become. I don’t tell  them hardly enough that I appreciate them, so I was asked by LovePop to tell the world about my “other mothers” I figured it would be a good opportunity to start.

LovePop Cards, Review

I’m sending this one to my real mom. Because she would flip if I wrote this and didn’t include her ha!

LovePop Cards, Review

My Real Mom

First, I have to tell you about my real mom because biology tells us that with out her I wouldn’t be her. She had me under less than perfect circumstances but she chose me. And for this I am grateful. She’s the reason I am here and that my son is here, so I will be forever grateful to her for making the right choice, even though it was at times very difficult.

My Sister

My sister is ten years my senior. I always thought she was the coolest thing ever. When I was 12 I went to live with her. She was a mom, a sister and a best friend. And in many ways she still is. I know it wasn’t easy being 22 raising a 12 year old. I am thankful she was there for me.

My Surrogate Mother

My surrogate mother has been in my life for over 5 years. We suffered a terrible loss together and through this loss, we found a bond no one can breach. She’s been my confidant and friend. I couldn’t imagine a holiday spent without her. She is my true other mother.

So What’s LovePop?

Glad you asked. LovePop is a greeting card company who makes pop-out decorative cards. Pretty cool right? I thought so! They have a unique way of getting the point across without using those run-of-the-mill, hum drum drugstore sayings (that we’ve all fingered through a million times). Boring.

A LovePop is more than a card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures are designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.

No matter who you have to thank, every special mom-like person in your life would love a LovePop card.

LovePop Cards, Review

This is the one I’m sending my sister because she pretty much raised me from 12 on… sometimes, she’s still like a mom to me.

LovePop Cards, Review

They Offer
• Each piece of paper art is hand-assembled for impeccable finish craftsmanship
• Add a personalized, hand written message
• Add custom inserts into your cards to create that bit of creative flair needed to fit the moment
• Create an entirely custom card to suit any occasion
• Order online with international shipping!

You Can Send a LovePop to Your Other Mother

How nice would that be? I am super excited to send these out to my sister, surrogate mother and my real mom (cause she would be so mad at me if I didn’t include her). LOL. But really, it’s easy to order online and it’s the sweetest gesture. Flowers die, but these cards are perfect for forever! You should totally send one to YOUR other mother!

LovePop Cards, Review

I’m sending this one to my surrogate mother. She’s been in my life for 5 years and counting.

LovePop Cards, Review

You Can Nominate Your Other Mother Right Now for a Free Card

Each Other Mother submission will receive a special Love Pop card sent to their Other Mother. Plus to show thanks to every mother this year, 3 submissions will be chosen to have a Love Pop gift basket sent to them! This opportunity runs through May 5th!

We all have important people in our lives, whether it’s an other mother or a special teacher, coach, mentor or friend. People deserve to know they are appreciated. LovePop gives the perfect way of doing that and it couldn’t be any easier.

Tell me, who will you send your LovePop to?


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

1 Comments on this post

  1. Nice! I’ll keep my eye on my Mailbox. Xoxo

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