If you ask the members of the Paper Crafts team what they think of the color pink, you’ll most likely get mixed reviews. Some love it, some tolerate it and some vehemently hate oppose it. It’s a good thing National Pink Day only falls once a year and I can usually bribe talk my co-workers into wearing pink.
I’ve always been a fan of the color pink. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a house of all girls and that’s the color we used to dress up our Barbies and Cabbage Patch Dolls in. Or maybe I fell in love with it when I first saw Steel Magnolias and a young Julia Roberts declares that her wedding colors are “blush and bashful.” Who can forget Sally Field’s character’s retort… “Your colors are pink and pink!”
What I love about this movie is it not only shows the bond between mother and daughter, but also between friends, neighbors and even complete strangers. It depicts strong women who face life’s challenges with grace and humor every day. I like to think there’s a little Steel Magnolias sass in all of us.
How fitting that a pink ribbon was adopted as the official symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month back in 1992. Although a feminine color, pink also represents beauty, strength and hope. And what a treat is was for us to go through our World Card Making Day Card Contest entries and see so much pink!
Here’s three of my favorite pink cards that were submitted for the Hello/Thinking of You, Thank You and Love categories:
Although October is set aside as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer is a disease that women fight all year round. My own grandmother was diagnosed last year and underwent a mastectomy – just six weeks before she treated me and 20 family members to a Caribbean cruise. Yes, there are Warriors in Pink all around us.
Whether you like, tolerate or vehemently oppose the color pink, for thousands of women it is the color of beauty, strength and hope. For more information on how you can join the fight against breast cancer, visit the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure web sites.
Thinking pink (and loving it!)
P.S. Our friends at Me & My Big Ideas sent over their breast cancer line of goodies that benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Leave a comment telling me a pink warrior who has inspired you and I’ll pick one lucky winner to take home this fun prize package. All comments must be received by Friday at 5 PM MDT!
Here are some winners from last week! If you are one of the lucky few, email me at CSmith@papercraftsmag.com to claim your prize! Congratulations!
Amanda Parham-Hall (Oct. 24 @ 4:53 PM)
Karine (Oct. 24 @ 9:08 PM)
Kim Thomas (Oct. 25 @ 9:15 AM)
Charmaine (Oct. 24 @ 10:37 AM)
Cynde (Oct. 22 @ 3:25 PM)
P.P.S. Remember that little card contest we had? World Card Making Day? There just might be some news that you’re interested in soon. But I guess you’ll have to check back tomorrow to see for yourself!