Welcome back! I've got some special cards for a special day today. I've created a couple uplifting cards in honor of Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, a celebration of the end of slavery. Unfortunately, there were two and a half years in between the time that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and when word reached all the way to enslaved people in Texas. But on June 19, 1865 notice was finally delivered. It’s a day of celebration but also of remembering and for many, learning.
We've got extra reason to celebrate this year because it looks like Juneteenth will be a Federal holiday which is long overdue. The bill passed with an overwhelming majority and President Biden has signed it into law! While this is good news many of us have much to learn yet and I highly recommend the podcast Scene On Radio which is a perfect place to start…and what better day to start?? Start at the beginning and listen to every episode. Lots of history and personal stories and it covers so many different subjects. I dare you to come away without learning something about the human condition and even yourself.
Whether it’s celebration, remembering, or learning and understanding, I hope you enjoy your day and am sending much love and hope out to all.
I was inspired by a piece of art I'd seen recently for these. And I thought that the symbolism of change and vibrant joy that butterflies evoke was perfect for these cards.
Not to mention these beautiful ladies and uplifting sentiments. Rubbernecker has a fabulous section of African American images in the shop and lots of fabulous sentiments.
Sending love out to all of my friends today. This a day that I'm sure is filled with many emotions, but that it will now be recognized nationally makes today a good day. And while Freedom Day came on many different days for many different people, and we still have a way to go, we now have a day when we can all recognize the significance together.
Thank you so much for coming and hope you'll come again soon!
I've included links below to all of the products I used for today's cards. Should you choose to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. And thank you!