Little did I know that June 28th is Paul Bunyan Day. But that’s what happens when you work for a card magazine. You get to know about these special days, and I’m here to celebrate it.
Paul Bunyan, a lumberjack, is a larger-than-life American folk hero who embodies frontier vitality. He is a symbol of might, the willingness to work hard, and the resolve to overcome all obstacles. Legend has it that Paul created the Great Lakes that surround Michigan as a watering trough for his trusty pal Babe the Blue Ox.
My usually sparkly and colorful nature belies my humble beginnings. I grew up a country girl in the environs of Bay City, MI, a town built on lumberjacking. In fact, in the mid-1800’s the Saginaw Valley was known as the Lumber Capital of the World.
So, I guess that’s why I wanted to pop in to say – Happy Paul Bunyan Day!
Here’s a link to A Tall Tale about Paul Bunyan.
Other American folklore I love – John Henry (who died with a hammer in his hand after defeating a steam powered hammer to chisel a tunnel for the railroad), Johnny Appleseed (a kind and generous man who planted apples across 4 states), and Pecos Bill (who rode a tornado).
I love making cards AND American folklore!
P.S. Don’t forget to check back with us tomorrow when we announce our Gallery Idol winner!