Okay, for those of you who are very confused by this card, here is my story (to borrow a line from Mothermark - thanks, Cindy!):
My oldest son, Devan, left to serve a two-year mission for the LDS Church on Wednesday - 8/29/07 (sniff! sniff! - he will be serving in Germany - Munich/Austria area). I have vowed to send him a card a week. Upon further contemplation, I decided to send him a card with at least ONE butterfly image in it every week (that would be, um . . . 104 butterfly cards! Yikes!). The reason for the butterfly is that his nickname, since he was little, is Butterfly Boy (comes from when we were at Lake Powell and his older cousin, Nathan, started teasing him that he looked like a butterfly with his life jacket on - you know the ones with the little pillow flap behind the head? He HATED the name, but grew to love it over time).
Fast forward . . . trying to think of a card today that would have butterflies on it and that he would like (he has, after all, only been gone two days!). My kids and I are fabulous Harry Potter fans. They found some little animated shorts called "Potter Puppet Pals." They are so cute and silly! This card is an homage to one of those animated shorts (which in their later incarnations became actual puppet shows!).
Here is a link to one called "Trouble at Hogwarts":
Registered: August 9, 2004 Location: Fort Collins, Colorado Posts: 33033
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 @ 4:12 PM
Wendy.. this is the most wonderful card because it's so personal. You put heart and soul into it and he is going to flip over it. I love the relationship you have with your son.. shows what a wonderful mother you are!
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Sat, Sep 01, 2007 @ 8:44 PM
I love your story....and what a fun card...I think it is wonderful what you are doing...Thats alot of butterflies but it's so fun because it means something to both of you....A wonderful idea, you are a wonderful mom....Thanks for the *story*!